Some of the Reasons We Fell in Love….

With the house!

Hand laid mosaic tiles in the enclosed front porch and sun room

Hand laid mosaic tiles in the enclosed front porch and sun room


Beautiful leaded glass front door. Eventually the blue paint will have to go.


Leaded glass entry to the porch. The double doors remind me of a phone booth!


Concrete garden sprites carved into the bases of the arches in the porch


Stained glass details in the porch


How can you not love opening this door every day!?


The carved pillars in the entry. The story is the builder brought craftsmen from Germany to do all the woodworking details on site.


Gold leaf…


Living room fireplace with Rookwood Pottery tile surround and beautiful carved mahogany mantel.


Built in cabinet in the dining room. We now know it has a secret compartment behind the drop down back!


Dining Room ceiling. Chestnut woodwork in here.


Door to the sunroom.


Oak staircase. Our beautiful grandmothers clock is having trouble finding a place in this house. It just seems tiny wherever we try to put it.


Oak staircase.


Built in seat next to staircase, outside of the powder room. Youngest Daughter says it can’t be called a 1/2 bath in this house.

3 thoughts on “Some of the Reasons We Fell in Love….

  1. Finally! This is what I’ve been waiting for! The woman’s view on the house, the move, the family. Maybe you Should have let him get the Corvette, but the house is glorious! Which room is ours? But I worry over the entire extended family descending on you with suitcase in hand. You will Have to have some ground rules and a list of chores guests can help with! Your loving and admiring mother in law.


    • The garden is definitely not on the list of things we love about the house! When you visit in September I should be ready to tackle that. I am hoping you can be enticed to help!


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