This home is in my neighborhood.
It was picked as yard of the month for June and I'll be back later in the week to talk about the yard but
the night I went to take photos of the yard, I also snapped some of the inside to share.
It was getting late and I was losing light but I hope you can see how fabulous this little cottage is on the inside.
You come in the front door to stairs. Unusual for a home in my neighborhood most of our cottages
are one story. Or at least were originally one story but not this one.
This home is full of original art as the owner is a metal sculptor and
has bought and traded for lots of art with fellow artists.
The living room has a balcony over it.
The original iron railings are very attractive.
The fireplace is rough brick. I think the original mantel has been removed.
This home sat empty for years and years.
The owners moved out but did not want to sell it.
It sat in disrepair inhabited by raccoons and cats!
The new owners Sharon and Randy had wanted to live in Edgemere Park for a long time.
They had kept an eye on this house for years trying to buy it from the owners.
But they did not want to sell.
Finally, they agreed and Randy and Sharon bought it without ever being inside.
They are still contemplating what to do with the fireplace...so for now, they are ignoring it.
That coffee table was made by Randy from an old door.
I love this built in bookcase in the living room.
Sharon and Randy have great style.
The home is filled with lots of mid century pieces.
Many arched topped doorways and doors in the home.
This is very unusual. I've never seen arched doors in one of the houses in the neighborhood before.
Front doors, yes...inside doors, no.
Mid century flavor in the dining room.
The french doors are original to the home and lead to the quaint backyard.
This backyard was a huge mess when they moved in and they are still working on it.
Very Mad Men
All the curtains in the home are large expanses of linen.
Many times just attached to the wall with nails.
The kitchen is fantastic. It's small but so nice.
I missed getting a photo of the whole space unfortunately.
It is small. I love the original niche above the stove.
Carrara marble for countertops.
The far wall is a plate wall...I meant to get a photo of but I was shooting around people and forgot to go back.
Don't you love that marble?
The ceiling is covered in old lath from a wall they repaired in the home.
Randy decided it would be nice on the ceiling of the kitchen.
It was then white washed.
Just off the kitchen is a small room used as a breakfast bar slash pantry.
These shelves cover one wall in there.
Another cute original niche.
Here is the storage missing in the kitchen.
But it's just around the corner from the kitchen.
This zinc sink was found in the basement.
I'll be back later in the week to share the yard of this home.
Randy is a landscape architect and this house has a yard of native plants and grasses.
It's drought tolerant and easy maintenance.
Have a Happy Father's Day!
I wish I still had my Dad but today I'm just grateful for what a wonderful one I had.
I wish he'd lived the long life he should have lived.
But...he lived a great life...a good life and is remembered as being the best Dad...
the best husband, best son and friend anyone could want.
I try to remember that this day and not dwell on the fact that he is gone.
Hug your Daddies for me!