It was a house that didn't work for our family, and honestly for me was a source of irritation. I did not try and buy things to accessorize over the offense, although I longed to. I hung art where it fit, not where it worked. I spent my time over-looking our living space, while it insulted me in my peripheral vision. I collected inspiration. So much inspiration. I hoped the new friends we were making were not judging us, believing that the house we were inviting them into was a reflection of us. I bided my time, knowing that big change was coming and threw my creative energy and time into the gardens.
In the summer of 2010, we knew it was now-or-never. I had been watching the market for three years, and I knew what we had in land and location was not for sale in our location and what we wanted in a house was not in our price range. We decided we needed to take a 'bite' off and get started.
So we began here:
and Phase I started with this:
Add some supplies and work.
New garage w/new master bedroom on top.
New back of house.