Monday, September 01, 2008

House pictures

As requested, a house tour. Sorry for the poor quality pictures, but I didn't have a lot of time to take nice ones. Most of the wall colors are fairly bland, and we hope to repaint soon.

I don't have any pictures yet of the living room, which has an old arched fireplace, or the upstairs bedroom & bathroom. The living room connects to the piano room via a large archway, which is on the left side of the following picture (but hidden from view by the door that is open).

Front entrance, viewed from piano room
Piano room

In the piano room, with staircase on the right.
To the right of the little hallway is the dining room; to the left is Zari's room.
I love the transom windows above the doors, the extra tall windows, and the 10' ceilings.
Dining room (we just stripped the wallpaper on the top half of the room).
It was a horrid green & purple floral. We're still deciding on paint colors.
The curtains are temporary; it gets sunny and hot in the late afternoon.

Silver & crystal light fixture in the dining room.
Master bedroom
Entrance to master bedroom is off the kitchen.
Zari's room, from the front hallway door.
The door in this picture leads to a bathroom, hallway, & closet
that are shared between the two downstairs bedrooms.
Zari's sleeping space (twin mattress on the floor)
The only room I really detest in this house is the kitchen. It's tiny, cramped, and poorly laid out. The ceilings are 7' high, whereas the rest of the house has 10' ceilings.
We have plans to renovate & expand it some time this school year.


  1. It's really lovely - grand, but warm, with great details, inside & out!

  2. Its so nice, Rixa! It reminds me of the style of your old place, and cant wait to see what paint colors you choose : )

    Very warm and inviting. Congratulations again!

  3. gah your bed is heavenly!

  4. I agree with Joy. It reminds me of your old house. I'm sure you'll make this one as terrific as your old one, even if it is a bit smaller. :)

  5. Mmmm, hardwood floors. *drools*

    It's so pristine and tidy. And your bedframe! How romantic.

  6. me too, it was like looking at your old place except smaller. really nice. but yikes, that kitchen. if anyone can turn it around, it's you two!!!

  7. very interesting- lots of character- I love the windows and transoms too

  8. I agree with everyone else, in fact, they said the same things I was thinking.

  9., 9:20 AM

    So.Jealous. Love all the wood, and the transom windows are great! I can see what you mean about the kitchen though - it just doesn't go with the house at all LOL. Why is it that kitchens are so often the afterthoughts of houses (even new construction!)?? They're where everybody hangs out...

    Thanks for the tour!


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