Saturday, May 5, 2012


When we first purchased 822 this is what you could see
or rather 
not see

I love trees, but this was "outahand"

The tiny entry that now is my tiny chapel

The dining room picture window becomes the new front entry with a bit of a bump out and new double doors.  The old entry sidewalk is relocated and that door becomes a stain glass window
This 90 year old rock house deserves an entry like this
we also added the diamond beveled windows on each side to even things up

We purchased in October 2010
Moved in January 2011
Finally got a yard April 2012

It's hard to see how pretty it finally looks. The trees have all been trimmed up and will soon be full again in a healthy way.

So much more to do...
but progress indeed!


Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Gina:
We do agree that the trees certainly needed thinning to provide a more open approach to the house. We are much impressed with the work which you have done and the obvious quality of the materials used.

LA VIE EN ROSE said...

Hi, WOW you've done some work! We did our front last year so I can appreciate what went into this! Your house is gorgeous - can't wait to see more. Also, thank you so much for your lovely comment and for following it's greatly appreciated.


Penelope's Beehive said...

Oh my, your home is ever to lovely and welcoming! The progress you have made is absolutely amazing. I shall very much look forward to following future progress.

Thank you ever so kindly for popping by my wee corner of the world, and for the sweet note. I bid you is truly a delight to make your acquaintance!
Until our next visit together, I wish you a splendid day!

Laura said...

That is all so much work, but you are off and running. I love the changes you made to the front of your home.

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Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Dear Purda Vida ;)

I am so delighted to find your blog!! Thank you for visiting mine.

Your house is very charming and gorgeous!! The stonework is really stately. LOVE the new entry, too.

Our landscaping evolved over 3-4 years. Each year, we focused on a particular garden / area. Still lots to do, but the structures and bones are done.

Cheers from DC,
Tone on Tone

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Ooops, pardon the typo...meant pura not purda ;)

Artsy VaVa said...

Love your house! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the nice comment. I tried to reply to your comment but you have the "no-reply" turned on. If people aren't answering your comments that's why. It's one of those things that you usually don't know unless someone tells you. You can turn it off under your settings.
I'm following your blog. Looking forward to seeing more great posts!

for the love of a house said...

Now that's a lot of work... and love! It all looks wonderful. I adore your front doors.
Happy weekend!

By Nela said...

Preciosa casa!!!!
Un cariñoso abrazo. manoli

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

DEAREST ONE!! First of all, thank you for your kind and beautiful comment! I so appreciate people who are moved by what I attempt to create. THANK YOU. OK, your is very similar to mine!!!!!!!!! You should have seen what ours looked like in 1967 when we purchased it. IT NOW LOOKS very similar to yours with leaded glass windows and a similar entrance. It is brick/stone and is about 70 years old.

OH DEAR we must exchange emails so we can show pictures!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! A lot of hard work, but beautiful progress indeed! :)

Tabuleiro Chic said...

Nossa lindo lugar!!!! Adoramos!!! Beijinhos do TC.


Great house and really great work!!Happy to find you!!xoxo