While this is an open thread, it is a politics free and specifically Trump free open thread.
Starting to look like a home:
Still have not hung one picture and I have just boxes of “stuff” everywhere, and I need some pulls and knobs for the cabinets, among any number of other little things, but I am making progress. Just so much to do.
Love the new gas stove and the dishwasher, and not having to chisel ice out of the ice tray is amazing. I like doing a little crushed ice in a glass for the immediate cool and then filling the glass the rest of the way up for long term cooling. That’s how we roll here.
Nice. I like the upper cabinets a lot. We got gypped years ago by someone who was supposed to give us glass doors on a couple of cabinets. He bailed part way through, so we just used them as open shelves.
Just curious – is the countertop by the stove narrow, or is there something behind the stove?
Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho
Nice kitchen. When/if I ever buy a home…I think the kitchen will be where I put the most bells and whistles in. I actually like to cook, but hate cooking in small or weirdly patterned kitchens.
BTW, what color is that paint on the walls…and is that granite?
Guess you will be using pry bars to open those pesky doors till then?
Love having a thread about your house. Have you taken the pets over yet? I got my first fridge with ice in the door in 2010 and it made me feel like a rich person. Have you considered some under the cabinet LED rope lights to give more light to the workspace on the counter?
@lamh36: Formica, he said, that looks like granite, but I am too lazy to look it up to tell you the link.
the Conster, la Citoyenne
Looks great! Love the shaker cabinets – that style is timeless. Why is the stove sticking so far out?
Very nice kitchen there JC!
I have been fighting some crud for 2 weeks. Thought I was getting over it last weekend but it came back with a vengeance. Stuffed head, runny knows clogged lungs. Nothing seems to be helping. Hey! At least it is not politics or that infection in the White House!
Wow, does that look great!
Is that all the countertop space or am I missing something?
Beautiful and functional!
Ok…so non politics…so is anyone else watching Emerald City, the Oz “re-tell” on NBC…I am…and I am obsessed with it!
BTW, I bought a Roku streamer and I’m very happy with it. I can watch HGTV LIVE which I love (I can’t miss my House Hunters) and I am able to catch up on shows I’ve missed!!! Yay!
Very nice, JC. Good luck with the pulls!
Gin & Tonic
Another bozo here to say that stove placement looks … odd.
Fingers crossed that keeping those cloth items on top of what appears to be a toaster oven is a very temporary situation.
No coffeemaker unpacked yet?
Don’t know if it’s political or not, but can I just agree with your tweet? Both Uber and Lyft are the same free rider assholes on the backs of a regulated society. Whatever you think of taxis and cabbies, and I agree that can be improved, fucking Lyft is not some “green” alternative to the fucking devil that is Uber.
You did good!
We wish to do something similar to the kitchen in our new house. I’d love even MORE pictures of your kitchen to see how it is all laid out. What we see is lovely, but the whole thing would be even better.
Very nice. I likey. I have questions. What are those window coverings? I’d like to investigate them for my house.
Also, do you have a microwave and toaster oven? If so, what brand toaster oven? Do you like it?
Mike in NC
We have neighbors doing major and expensive renovations of kitchens and bathrooms. My wife just wants me to replace the brass hardware on the kitchen drawers and cabinets with silver ones to match the chandelier. I can handle that.
It looks beautiful! Wishing you, and your critters much happiness in your new home.
@Corner Stone: I was wondering the same
As I’ve said before, I’m not one for much bells and whistles with a house, but if I were to find a house or even an apt with a fancy kitchen, I would be in heaven…
A Ghost to Most
Very nice kitchen, John.
Since this is an open thread, I am sitting here giving the Rolling Stones Blue and Lonesome a first listen.. Very nice traditional blues, end to end.
John, had a chance to digest Sturgill yet?
Better get a drainer for scrubbing because that dishwasher -machine is not a ticket to heaven.
Looks great. I love the kitchen. It will all come together. Sometimes it makes more sense to live with something for a bit before you commit, like knobs and handles. I always have lived in the space for at least a couple of weeks before hanging art. You may decide to move furniture, you may buy a floor lamp that might interfere with viewing a piece, the colors of a piece may work better in a different room. Give it a little time.
Smedley Darlington Prunebanks (Formerly Mumphrey, et al.)
Are you in the house yet, or still waiting?
Looks good, JC. Where are you keeping the mustard?
Could have been oh so much more tacky.
James E Powell
Don’t know you, don’t wanna harsh your mellow, but that word you used is not cool, not polite.
@lamh36: That looks kinda fun. Ozma was my very first literary crush.
Very fine kitchen, John. I really like that sink, sorta old-timey and up-to-the minute in one.
I’m surprised how much I liked LA LA Land.
Sitting in the Sarasota airport waiting for a Delta computer glitch to resolve. (Kudos to the staff here for giving us updates more or less as they get them, and also for procuring high-quality snacks while we’re waiting.) Anyway, kitchen pron is a good way to pass the time.
I like the glass cabinets a lot. And that sink is excellent.
No one keeps the mustard. It is a free spirit that decides when and where it chooses to arrive.
Wouldn’t the kitchen implements be more handy over by the stove?
Looks wonderful, John. Don’t fuss with the artwork just yet. It takes a bit of time to get the feel of a place and figure out how you will actually live in it, what the best vantage points are, etc.
Don’t hang things too high on the walls!
Villago Delenda Est
Kitchen lookin’ pretty good there, John.
cakemustard is a lie.
@raven: We keep hoping to take the kids out and see it, but time’s a-slippin’ away…might have to wait for the DVD…(we do have the soundtrack, though!)
Villago Delenda Est
@James E Powell: A better word would be “trumped”.
Nice kitchen. Is there a reason the upper cabinets don’t go all the way to the ceiling?
I asked a few weeks ago, and will reiterate: would really love to see floor plans (sketches are fine).
Let’s see. LA LA Land won the Producers Guild Award for Best Film, so it is now the favorite for Best Picture Oscar. Haters to your marks!
Zootopia rightfully won for Best Animated.
As an alternative to Trumpmania, I have tried to catch up with the most lauded films this year. Today saw Manchester by the Sea, which is funny and sad, and quietly rewarding. Great acting by everyone, headed by Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams. Kyle Chandler has a small supporting role, but you can see why everyone in town loves his character. A beautiful, supporting role. You want him to be your big brother.
So, the films I have absolutely loved are Moonlight, Hidden Figures, Manchester by the Sea, Zootopia, Deadpool.
The houses selected for Manchester are well chosen. They feel lived in, sturdy, with generations of stories to tell. John Cole’s interiors remind me of some of those homes.
Jack the Cold Warrior
Time for all the safety stuff to go in…smoke/heat detectors, CO and methane detectors, fire extinguishers (at least one on each floor and extra one in the Kitchen).
And Pet Safe the place before bringing the gang over…with their favorite bedding…
The Twitter machine tells me that a judge in the Central District of California (Los Angeles) has ordered DHS to *bring back* a deported Iranian who is in Dubai.
Delta must be in some bad straights. 2 Weeks ago they had planes delayed because of a computer glitch on 2 separate days. Last week it happened once that I know of. That makes 4 “computer glitches” in 11 days . . .
@randy khan: We redid our kitchen, put on an addition too with a storage room underneath, and have glass-fronted cabinets where I keep my cookbooks.
Villago Delenda Est
at the Seattle rally. tons of people!
Villago Delenda Est
OK, I hit “post comment” before eliminating that fat finger I at the end, and now I can’t edit the comment even though the countdown says 4 minutes to go.
Mmmmm…Chinese LadyDate….yes, please.
Love the look of the (farmhouse?) sink, but I’m a confirmed double sink (one for rinsing) person.
Also John, you probably already know, but in case: do not put knives in the dishwasher. Also too, glass cutting boards look lovely. Bad bad bad. IIRC ‘they’ve’ recently found that well sealed wood cutting boards actually support fewer bacteria than plastic.
SO if I type He-who-must-not-be-typed name whats going to happen to me? Tru (I’m MELTING, what a world….)
Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho
@James E Powell: I agree that it is unacceptable to use that particular slur of a verb. I don’t know the commenter either, but it’s wrong.
Major Major Major Major
A very very good friend of mine who used cage fight just got a bunny.
Of the films you name, I’ve seen only the two highlighted. Need to see Moonlight, and La La Land. Also saw Jackie, which I think is up for something. Natalie Portman was very good, and as it turns out, it was John Hurt’s final screen performance (as Jackie’s priest-confidant).
@Elmo: Sorry! Missed the “politics free” note in the post. As you were. Disregard.
Why do people think this is a good thing? How tall are you?
Like Zelig, mustard ought to be someplace in every photo.
If you go back a few days to the pictures of the new office room, there does appear to be a suspiciously mustard-like squeeze bottle on the desk.
Saw something earlier, in passing, that all flights from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson were delayed because of the demonstration there. And since Delta is HQ’d at ATL, you may be experiencing spillover.
Oh, I agree. I love the way a farmhouse sink looks, and have thought about one for any future house I may end up in. But the two sink separation is the only way to go as far as I am concerned right now.
Perhaps just me but the thought of having to bend over that sink to do anything in it that won’t involve splashes on the floor makes my lower back hurt.
@The Lodger: also. too. are the bathroom floors cobblestoned yet?
@SFBayAreaGal: Yes, that is where you keep the dust. And the mustard.
@NotMax: ive got that sink! Its wonderful! I love it to death znd woukd never go back to a two sided sink. If you are very tall you should consider hzving your cabinets raised. That would help the backache.
Looks lovely, John.
Don’t get pulls on the cabinets. They look better without.
Looks really nice! I am a big fan of my current apartment (phenomenal views, great location) in NYC, but the biggest gripe I have is that I have the white plastic kitchen appliances that look like they were installed 20 years ago. I would gladly exchange a small rent increase for getting a new fridge, microwave, and stove/oven, but so far building management has not been receptive to those kinds of overtures. I am jealous seeing that new stuff in your picture above.
That is the one thing I look forward to when we finally move somewhere that we have bought – we are going to design the living hell out of the kitchen.
Your house looks so inviting. Well done.
@Brachiator: I hear lots of buzz about LaLaLand, but a blogger or two I respect were mostly meh on it and felt all the buzz was over-rated…
As for Manchester by the Sea, they said the same, but on a personal level, I’m hoping Denzel Washington wins Best Actor, not only cause hell, he was phenomenal in Fences, but also too…ugh…on Casey Affleck.
The other film I’m rooting for is Moonlight.
Anyone seen Moonlight…I’d love to hear your thoughts?
“We see what happens when we persecute people…”
Mahershala Ali’s POWERFUL speech. #SAGAwards #MuslimBan
Nice what you have done. Reminds me of our 120 year old farmhouse restoration in the Shenandoah valley not all that far from you.
I kinda love the tags. I’m considering home buying since my rent is going up by nearly $130 next fall. But I have no time to go house hunting and since I finally started making money last year, I now have a whopping 4.5k tax debt. But i do love making a house a home. You should be proud, John. Your kitchen is so cute and you’re going to have such a great time in this place.
Been recording it but haven’t watched it yet. Hope I like it!
Major Major Major Major
@Major Major Major Major: *used TO. Anywho that’s my non political news.
The tall uppers give you space to put the less-often-used things. Like the Christmas cookie press and the lasagna pan.
When we did our addition, we added glass-front cabinets and that’s where we keep the cookbooks, too (as well as a bunch of pretty stuff that’s safer behind the glass).
Actually, the huge splurge that has paid off the most from that renovation was adding an undercounter drawer refrigerator freezer. It is so incredibly awesome for parties that I have no words to describe it, and that even the pain of paying Sub-Zero prices for it (as nobody else made that combo at the time) was well worth it.
I have not seen Manchester (I am already depressed I don’t nee the help, thanks) or LaLaLand (the trailer looked dreadful in my opinion). I would like to see Moonlight again & wish it would win some awards (it won’t, too . . . dark . . . if you know what I mean & not shown many places)
@Brachiator: I loved Deadpool
Cabinet/drawer knobs Mr. Cole won’t be getting.
You put the stuff up high that you never use, like the heirloom left-handed waffle iron. Plus, have you seen the dust that accumulates on top of cabinets that don’t go all the way up?
Without pulls they won’t look good for long.
So John, you’re missing a cat sitting on the window sill. You do know that a window without a cat is just a bird stop don’t you?
Somehow I think we have failed the younger generation.
Agreed. I don’t get the one large sink. I’ve lived with one but found it hard to use. I hand wash a lot of things and I like one side for washing and one for rinsing. The one large sink make it hard to do.
@lamh36: Moonlight was one of the best movies I have ever seen. Mahershala Ali was tremendous in it. All three of the actors who play Little are also tremendous.
If you are bothered by shaky camera, might be easier to watch at home. I did have a headache after watching it in the movie theater.
@chris: Lol Chris. That’s how I see it. A big dust collector.
LOL. You want John Cole to have cabinets he has to paw at to open? Recipe for disaster. Safety first with pulls!
@dogwood: If they have beveled edges, no pulls needed, and they shouldn’t get dirtier than with pulls.
In some ways it is an unsettling movie and while the ending is uplifting it certainly does not provide “Hollywood-level closure”.
The acting is outstanding, particularly the young boy, just special.
I wish they had invested in a steady cam though, you might want Dramamine.
@Yarrow: Come on. Cole is somehow going to get his shoelaces wrapped around the pulls, swing the cabinet shut too fast, and decapitate himself. You know it.
@dwalt: Toaster ovens, they sure don’t make em like they used to. After some frustrating experiences with cheapo ones from Target, the last couple have been delongi’s, which I am sure I misspelled.
They toast more evenly and last a little longer than the others. Because planned obsolescence is the middle name of all toaster ovens.
@Steeplejack (phone): My thoughts exactly. BTW, thank you for posting how to see which post a commentator is responding to.
@Ohio Mom: I got my wife a Breville toaster oven a few years back, and it has been awesome. You can use it for all sorts of different things. The only downside is that it is a bit pricier, but better splurge a little for something that will last much longer (IMO).
@Steeplejack (phone): Not just dust. Cooking grease mixes with it to form a living, breathing paste that has its own malevolent intelligence. In a home with pets that paste reaches out and gathers in hair as well, until you have the tribbles from the evil universe where Spock has a beard, stuck and greasy and stubborn.
Or so I’ve been told.
@Suzanne: Yeah, but without pulls he’ll paw at the door trying in vain to open it, all while balancing a piping hot pan of lasagna in the other hand. None of this will go well for anyone except the dogs who will be very excited to eat the lasagna off the floor.
In a kitchen, greasy dust. Cockroach penthouse buffet.
Laying out (but not sticking) washable and replaceable shelf liner on top can help. There’s some available nowadays that is just slightly tacky but doesn’t use adhesive or glue, so easy to put on and take off, including cloth weaves which can be machine washed.
The kitchen looks great, John. Someone upthread used the word “calming” and I agree. Lovely.
Some thoughts to a friend on Moonlight…
ETA: Naomi Harris, who played Little’s mother, did all her scenes in 3 days. And yeah, she deserves a Supporting Actress Oscar.
@geg6: I just happened upon the first ep cause someone I follow on Twitter mentioned it, and the woman who played the Wicked Witch of the East is Florence Kasumba…who I love, love, love. Folks might remember her as a member of the guard protecting T’Challa aka Black Panther in Civil War, and soon to be kicking ass in Black Panther (which has begun filming BTW…YAY!)
I have a big sink, which I like. (I didn’t choose it—rental apartment.) It’s convenient for big items or ones with long handles. For hand-washing I have a rectangular plastic “sink dish pan” that gives me the divided-sink effect.
My brother’s divided sink here in Las Vegas feels really small in comparison.
That’s good to know…I am def NOT a fan of non-steady cam
@Brachiator: I suspect that the Supporting Actress is Viola Davis’ to lose, once again…but I sincerely hope having actresses of color doesn’t cancel each other out…even though I think Viola is front runner
Easy additional counter space :
Get a nice clear pine 1″ X 12″ or 2″ X 12″
Cut a piece to exactly fit in that counter gap in which the sink sits.
Stand it up next to stove when not in use.
Best male supporting actor
WINNER: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Glad to be of help. As you have probably discovered, you can go up through a whole conversation and then use the back button to come down through it in chronological order. Very handy. And it spares us from the horror of threaded comments.
:: shudder ::
Best female supporting actor
WINNER: Viola Davis, Fences
Hell to the YES!!
@Brachiator: I’m rooting for Moonlight…but I can see Hollywood loves to celebrate itself…so I La La Land wins in that case
Iowa Old Lady
Hope the animals are settling in, John. Has Steve calmed down?
Love the kitchen. The care that was taken to put that together is obvious. Some free advice, take it for what it’s worth:
1. NOW is your chance to deal with the stuff in the boxes. If it doesn’t have a place in your new house, maybe it’s time to part with it. If it takes up residence as boxes, it will be there when you move again (or die, whichever comes first). The keep/donate/trash method works pretty well, if you have the space to lay it out.
10 years ago, me and the doctor missus had over 150 bankers boxes full of books and papers, plus another 100 full of memorabilia, kid’s stuff, etc., as we were getting ready to move house. We did manage to weed out 100 boxes of books, donating them to the local library (and the IRS gives you a pretty good valuation on academic texts), and get rid of another 20 boxes of papers we’re really not going to read again (donated to alma mater). We threw out a ton of stuff we thought we wanted, but wouldn’t put on the shelves we do have, so bye-bye. We’re still struggling with about 50 boxes of stuff, but it’s manageable. It’s better to donate it all in the same year and get a big tax break on your Schedule A.
2. The cupboards that don’t go all the way to the ceiling? That’s so you can put lights up there and stained glass in front of them. Same kind of lights you would put under the cabinets. We ran Christmas lights up there for years, and finally had a real electrician do the job right this year.
3. Don’t open the refrigerator into the open dishwasher! The resulting dent is deep, and it’s the only blemish on our black stainless fridge doors.
4. Our golden retriever learned to open cupboards, so we had to put socks in them for him. That’s really all he wants. Socks for everyone!
Beautiful work. I love the sink and aspire to have a similar one one day where the counters can be wiped right into the basin. Also I think you have what is the classic three point design. The sink, fridge and stove are all equidistant from each other. This discovery was a significant advancement in household kitchens designs in the mid 50’s. I hope you enjoy a lot of delicious meals there.
Oh and the window over the sink, perfect.
Best female actor in a TV drama series
WINNER: Claire Foy, The Crown
@Steeplejack (phone): I’m another person who loves a single big sink. We just remodeled our kitchen and my husband really wanted that so I agreed, figuring I’d have a plastic tub for washing dishes. Instead I make whatever is the biggest dish to be washed into the dishpan or else get a mixing bowl out of the cabinet. The new dishwasher is nice but we don’t use it that often so it is usually acting as our built in dish drying rack. Habit I guess.
Denzel!!! Maybe the tide is turning on Casey Alfeck!
Oh and Hidden Figures for Best Ensemble Cast!!!
@The Lodger: Still looking for it.
Good point. I live alone, so most of the time I don’t have many dishes to wash. Quite often I’ll just put a drop of soap on the plate and wash that, my glass and the silverware sort of freestyle under the faucet.
And my dishwasher has gotten much more use as a drying rack than as a dishwasher.
@Schlemazel: Computer glitchs are like that. The computer purring right along snd then you wish they had never been invented and then purring along as if nothing had ever happened.
My top suspect would be it was password change week. :-) It was for me
@Patricia Kayden: So true. The look is beautiful, warm and inviting. I think the stove may be backed up against an old chimney. Cole, you have outdone yourself. Props to a great job.
@p.a.: I’m of the crowd that says “If a knife can’t handle the dishwasher, it’s not a very good knife.”
@lamh36: There is one scene in particular that takes place in the water, and the camera is actually in the water, moves with the waves and water covers the lower part of the lens. It’s a beautiful scene and the camera work gives the sense of the motion as the boy learns how to float, but it definitely made me a bit queasy. I think watching it at home would have been easier, though.
But it was just an incredible movie. Mr. Suzanne and I also saw “La La Land”, “Hidden Figures”, and “Arrival” so far this year, and I think “Moonlight” blew them all away. I cannot recommend it more highly.
@Jay Noble: My Henkels will never see the inside of a dishwasher.
That is fucking crazy. If someone tried to put my santoku into the dishwasher I would quickly escort them off the property.
@PsiFighter37: i agree. Breville makes durable, quality goods that last for years. Our last one lasted 23 years. Pricey but when when accounted for over the long run, a good investment. We just bought our latest convection oven 2 weeks ago and it will probably outlive us (we’re kicking 70. She’s over, I’m slightly under). Always buy quality. It is worth the cost. Yeah, we’re foodies. And I make sure the pans and equipment has proper care. To look at me, you’d never guess. But I’ve been doing the home cooking for 30 plus years.
@Corner Stone: Inorite?
@Suzanne: Crud. Shaky camera takes it right off my “To See” list. They invented tripods and Steadicam for a reason
pseudonymous in nc
Love the kitchen: it feels really fit for purpose. And God, I miss having a gas stove. (We don’t have mains gas, and no way do I want a propane tank in the back garden.) I’m sure part of it’s the history of cooking by fire — Michael Pollan talks about that in Cooked — but the control of being able to kill the flame makes a difference.
J R in WV
We bought a Cuisinart (SP?) counter-top over, and use it a lot. Toast, pizzas, baked potatoes in the summertime, etc, etc. No sign of giving it up so far, 4 or 5 years into it.
Just went to see Hidden Figures, wonderful movie !! The Jim Crow of Virginia, even in the 60s, was so hideous. The women were serious, very bright, intense, hard working, kept saving the ass of the men (the guy played by the actor in Big Bang esp.) and finally, finally, got the positions they deserved.
@Jay Noble: Shaky cam has its uses. Mnem could go into details I am sure.
@Omnes Omnibus: @StringOnAStick: @Steeplejack (tablet): I’m living without a dishwasher for the first time in 20 years and I’m in serious withdrawal. I either use my biggest dish as a dishpan or I wash as I use them, and compared to the dishwasher it takes way more water even when I try to be frugal with it. And I have a divided sink which I hate after having one large basin with a very small side sink for veggie washing and a garbage disposal. Those will be my two renovations to this house, a dishwasher and a single basin sink.
It takes me 8 days to fill up the dishwasher.
@Jay Noble: It’s used to good aesthetic effect, but I agree that it is hard to watch. Like I said, I think watching it at home on a smaller screen would be easier.
@debbie: You count?
J R in WV
My Henkels have been in the dishwasher many many times, to no effect on them at all. I sharpen them every 3 or 4 months, could shave with most of them after a quick turn at the stone.
I also have a Craftsman chefs knife with a wooden handle that we don’t run in the dishwasher, it holds an edge better than the Henkels, it has probably been a long time since Craftsman sold kitchen knives. It was my MIL’s, I got it when she moved from her last place with a kitchen, long ago.
A couple of years ago, I did in order to calculate whether I was saving water (vs. hand washing every day).
Looks so great. Looking forward to hearing about your pack adjusts to the new digs.
@Steeplejack (phone): Yup, I found that out also. Thank you. It is so much easier to follow conversations.
@J R in WV: I won’t chance it. My Laguiole penknife gets particular care as well.
That’s a beautiful kitchen, Cole.
Love that sink
@Corner Stone: @Brachiator:
Yeah for Claire Foy
It looks great. I feel that you rescued this house just as you rescued Walter.
@Steeplejack (phone): And it’s greasy, sticky dust.
@Omnes Omnibus: @Corner Stone: Cut them with the knife before you escort them off the property. Any decent knife should never be put in the dishwasher. Also cast iron cookware (it rusts and is a bitch to reseason).
@Suzanne: cabinet finishes don’t hold up to fingerprints well. For a year maybe, but as time goes on, the finishe gets softened and cruddy. I agree they link better without, but it just doesn’t last.
I love your home, from the pics you have posted. I hope you will be safe, comfortable, and happy in it. It so much reminds me of the old house I grew up in through my teens in the late fifties/early sixties in Birmingham, AL, just north of downtown, in an area called Norwood. Blocks and blocks of two story homes from the 1920’s, all originally very tony and desirable when new. By the time I left in the mid-1960’s, the area was in economic decline, experiencing the White flight that was to be Birmingham’s fate for the coming decades. Today, of all the houses in a multi-block radius, my old house and the one next to it are the only ones that survived. The neighborhood went into total economic collapse, and one by one, the houses burned or were destroyed. There was a period of ten years when even driving through the neighborhood meant taking your life in your hands. Yet my old house, somehow, was bought by some family who cared for it through what was a decades long collapse. They have even continued to repaint it the same wonderful bright yellow. I often wondered what the current owners would think if I knocked on the door, and asked to see my old room at the back of the second floor?
@HeartlandLiberal: I grew up in Homewood, and I have been on a home tour in Norwood!! Lovely neighborhood now! Send the new owners a note and ask if you can come by. If you have old pics of the house, bring copies for them. I did a home tour in Homewood and subsequently sent the owners pics of my wedding day luncheon that was held in their home 35 years ago. The house had been renovated in a very Architectural Digest style, after going through several owners.
Love it all, John Cole! The touch of red is perfect. I also love all your paint colors. Congrats on your beautiful home.
@Birthmarker: My wife grew up in Homewood, in small house NW across the corner from Dawson Memorial Church on Highland Ave. It was torn down a couple of decades ago, and the church build a new office there. So I am very familiar with Homewood. I remember when it snowed, and we took my Corvair out in the parking lot north of the church so we could spin it around in circles.