You may have noticed my previous posts about historically significant tile, and one day I blogged about claw foot tubs... and, the fact that I have been absent for the last couple of days?
Well, I am proud to announce that we bought a house!
Our own house. A 117 year old historic foursquare on a historic street with one whole acre of land (coming from California, this is amazing to me). It was built in 1892 by a fancy family from Philadelphia. It served as their summer home (since there was, and still is, a conveniently located train station in town, it was easy for the family to commute between residences). It has a central hall, like most four square homes, and two parlors on either side (with HUGE pocket doors). I love the old wooden floors (which are face nailed, but I can get over that) and the claw foot bathtub.
It needs a lot of love (you have no idea), but I'm thrilled and can't wait to get working. If you are interested in renovating, ripping down walls, adding electrical, fixing windows, (bringing in central air, adding a bathroom, building a garage...) you are at the right place! This blog may turn into a restoration play-by-play, but I'll try not to over do it. Thank you for letting me share our good news!