Monday, July 14, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
As a realtor, I had this listing on a bank repo status in 2001. It was in terrible shape but after showing it numerous times and cleaning it just a little each time....I was hooked. Just pulling the sheets off the windows and letting in all that light opened up my heart to the cute little home that had once been know for it's elegant rose gardens, spectacular christmas displays, and a favorite place for children to play. Our children thought we were joking when we told them we were going to buy it. It didn't even have running water.
Posted by Carol Haddock at 11:59 AM
The old living room has two very large bay windows and 10 ft ceilings, making this an excellent room for the 9.5 ft Christmas tree.
We stripped out all of the old plaster walls and replastered. New windows, new electrical, an antique fireplace mantel, new trims, moldings, and new stairs, all made to look old. We refinished the hardwood floors in 2006.
Posted by Carol Haddock at 11:42 AM
The pine tree on the corner of Clark St and Cooley has been a land mark for three generations. It was sad to chop it down, but it had to be done. The power company had shaved the whole west side and it was slowly dying after years of being called the bird tree by the grandchildren. We will miss the bird population that lived in the old tree, you could hear them singing from several blocks away.
Posted by Carol Haddock at 11:06 AM