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This blog is a central location for all aspects of the master plan for our home. I have categorized all of the photos I have collected for many years, explaining why I have chosen certain homes, rooms, gardens, furnishings, etc. The clutter of magazines and books, and trying to convey the same thoughts to various different people was difficult. The hope is to clarify our ideas in quick reference pages, so that the professionals helping us will fully understand what we are trying to accomplish.
2009-10-01 14:20
I cannot wait for this portion of the house to start!Clarifications for staircase added 1-08-2009, and again on 3-29-09.Latest update is 8-18-2009.I have just posted the latest staircase pla… Read More
Finish Examples
2009-09-12 02:06
Thank you for the color stain sample. The color is perfect.Here are some tables we have looked at, and the elements of the distressed finish, stain, and level of sheen that we love. If there… Read More
Dining Room 8/2009
2009-08-29 12:31
The Dining Room will now be located where the family room currently exists. It will measure the same at 15'5" x 21'. This room is a great space for a large harvest table, but it was a little… Read More
Master Landscape Goals
2009-08-16 17:36
We have been trying to develop a Master Plan that can be addressed in stages, coordinated with the Phases of the home renovation/expansion.Front Yard and Driveway Design (Later stage)Shade G… Read More
Kitchen-The Newest Plan 03/2009
2009-08-16 17:08
Added 8-10-2009We have selected and ordered this cast stone fireplace, with carvings of beautiful antique garden tools, to enhance our kitchen family room fireplace. The piece is actually ne… Read More
Dining Room
2009-08-14 06:06
6-11-2009 I am really trying to order Dining furniture so that it is here well before the holidays. We have looked at so many tables and chairs, it is just ridiculous. Last fall, we came acr… Read More
Details For July 2009 Plans
2009-07-29 22:07
Front EntranceReplacing the round transom with a shed dormer on extended brackets. Roofing will probably be cedar to keep costs down, especially since it is temporary.This one is from the Ol… Read More
2009-04-26 22:05
“There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.” Read More
Exterior Staircase Tower Details
2009-04-06 01:44
The staircase tower elevation is now really the only thing holding us up from full construction plans. I am not quite comfortable with the Tudor style elevation that I received on Friday. Ev… Read More
The Phased Construction Plans
2009-04-02 16:00
From this....To this!.....We are thrilled with how these plans have changed the phasing ability of our renovation, as well as the overall outcome. I feel like this is the unique house we hop… Read More

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