alcove of doors

a small alcove off our dining room houses all of our doors — the two bedroom doors, the bathroom door and a broom cupboard. it’s also in original condition — two of those doors are original, the walls and ceiling are plaster and the original flooring can be found inside the broom cupboard. some of it is…

roof in midnight black

if you’re going to buy a 100-year-old house, you really want to buy one like ours, lived in by one family for the past 70 years and well loved, even if some of the previous homeowners’ decisions are a little frustrating/perplexing to us. a good indicator that a home has been well loved is if…

demo in the den

when we bought our house, we were really excited about the “bonus room” at the front of the house. (it’s the “den/office” on the floor plan but the original function was as a piano room.) seeing as we have always made-do just fine without a dedicated office, guest bedroom, workout area, playroom, etc. and we don’t…