No - NOT my house - and not really new. But it is a favorite. We discovered it a couple years ago in the Columbia neighborhood - it was built in 1895 and was in terrible condition. Someone was living there, but nothing has been done to the house almost since it was built.
The roof seems to be in good condition - and today we noticed that the house is receiving a make-over. Hurrah!!!! I'm so happy for the old house. I have been concerned that it would be torn down and replaced with modern apartments.
Before - painted in blues - and after - painted a light tan with black trim - she really sparkles now
This old candelabra was just hanging on the side porch - no candles in it when we last saw it - and it has been removed now.
It was a pretty piece with spring flowers blooming nearby - no before and after - just wanted to show it in its setting
The porch had deteriorated so badly that it couldn't be used anymore - you can see how warped the floor of the porch was, under the wicker chair
And now, on the right - the floor is flat and usable once again. You can also see the contrast of the old fence on the left - and its new coat of paint on the right
Raggedy old steps - unsafe and siding falling off
Two pretty spring photos from earlier this year - the photo on the right is a little cottage next door, which I think belongs to the big house
A window - old on the left - repaired on the right
The side yard has been cleared out - there was the old archway leading to the house - falling down and broken
So much more inviting on the right side
The turret was in sad shape - peeling paint and rotting boards - but that has all been redone - looks fresh and new
Spring and Autumn - what a difference. My heart is happy for the old house.