|Verde Heights-Traditional American Four Square|
I love houses. I love to look at houses and I love everything about decorating them. One evening, I was flipping through our area "Homes" magazine to see what was on the market when a certain house seemed to leap from the pages. I fixed my gaze on a beautiful, brick house, built in the early 1900s, including 11 acres of land. I had to see it.
|Some of the property. The corrals were added by us.|
The house itself is a traditional American four square with three levels, which is a very common style in this area, and a simple design at that. The floors were original and in good condition. A recent addition, including a kitchen and mud room on the back of the house, was a plus. The walls needed a lot of plaster work, bathroom remodels and some electrical upgrades, but overall it was a project we not only wanted to tackle, but one we needed to tackle, as well.
|The parlor pre-move in. Original wood floors.|
|The parlor at Christmas after restoration.|
|The old pool as we were digging it out.|
|The same pool restored.|
|The Bear Cage on left during winter. A favorite spot of the ducks.|
|The rose garden this past summer. We just added the fountain.|
|The garden entrance in early spring|
|A shot from last summer with trees in the background, |
standing here for many years.
Does your house have a history? Are there any unique stories hidden in the walls that you call home? Happy Monday Farm Friends.