Our fresh faced gal

We have new elevations showing the front exterior of Dorothy!

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Since last I wrote, there have been a few developments at the new house. The most exciting of these is surely this.

This is what Dorothy looks like now.  (Actually, that’s not true.  I have not taken a photo of the 15 paint colors we tested on her front façade…but I digress.)

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And this is what she’ll look like before the year is out.

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When we purchased the house, we were able to take advantage of the Certificate of Appropriateness that was secured by the sellers which gives us the approval from the historic planning commission to restore many of the features of the house to their original design.

The biggest change will be ripping off the first floor front wall so we’ll have a front porch again.

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Yay, for porches!

We will also remove the asbestos shingles on the second story of the house, and restore the wood lap siding.  We’ll build a new porch rail and reinstall all three of the columns.  Finally, we’ll build a new wider staircase that will be great for sittin’ and chattin’ and what not.

Our design was submitted to the City this week along with our applications for permits. Now, we wait for approval.

That’s it for now.  Hope you have a great weekend!

As always, thanks for reading.

~ Jennifer