I had a special request to show some pictures of our 1886/1887 Victorian. I know there are some pictures on this blog somewhere, but I took some new ones.
We had the porch supports fixed underneath (and put on new skirting) the first summer we lived here. The porch has many of it's original parts (the floor, the bead board ceiling, the posts, the soffits and the roof ) but the lower railings, steps and the decorative brackets were added/replaced by previous owners. We would like to replace the railings with something more decorative--turned spindles come to mind---and replace the scrolled brackets with fan spandrels, but we have been reluctant to change them yet. We have been holding out hope we might locate a picture of our house from sometime when it was built or a few years after so that we can see what the original details looked like. No such luck yet. The folks at the Historical Society have told us that finding a photo of the house from back then is considered " the Holy Grail" of historic home owners.
You may notice a startling lack of trees in our yard. We have only one tree; a very young maple in the back yard. There was a very large maple tree about where I am standing now, and many more trees, but all of them were cut down by the previous owners, because they didn't want to rake leaves. We were astonished when we first came to look at the house because the photograph they had online for the listing by the realtor was an older picture, when there were trees all around the house. We drove up and for a second I didn't recognize the place, because I was looking for house with a yard full of trees!
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