Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Other Favorite House

This is my other favorite house because of the back story.  The house was going to be lost to a renovation of a near by hospital when the owners purchased it for $10.  Yes, you read that correctly.  They moved it to the current location at a cost of $29,000.  Then they lovingly and meticulously put it back together and restored this beautiful example of Arts and Crafts.

Edited: There is no logical reason why the sentance looks like that.  Hopefully you can still read it!

The fireplace is fabulous.  The lettering above the mantel reads:

By hammer and hand do all things stand

The kitchen cabinets are original - carved open work with green glass handles.  The rest of the kitchen was also beautiful, including the high open shelves to show off the owner's glass juicers and reemers.

The breakfast nook - built in and so Arts and Crafts.  Just lovely.

This was just so cute - antique mirrors hanging above the tub.  I want to do this too!  But I only have one - oh well, at least I have something to look for at the antique stores!

If I knew how to do a contest, I would give a prize to the first person who could tell me what this is.  I wanted to put these in my house when we built but DH said no.

So there you have it.  My second favorite house.

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Bud Ezekiel H. said...

you makin` reference to your light switches?

the first house house you showed "takes the cake" far as this one is concerned:) the second one seemed "blah"....

but of course you and i would view them differently!

Linda said...

Bud: You win! It is a light switch! Wish I could find them and replace mine. . .used to have a dial phone in the den when the children were in high school. Their friends didn't know how to make a call on it. . .way funny. As to the houses. . .it is all about the story.