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Pictures of week one

Still no internet. We’re supposed to be connected this Friday. That means we’ve been internet free from December 9th to March 27th. Strange, but it wasn’t the end of the world. The house is just sublime. There’s handpainted (Zuber) period wallpaper in the study, parquet floors, encaustic tiles in the entrance hall, panelling, beautiful ironwork, hidden doorways, secret closets- it’s heaven. Years of work ahead, but heaven. This week Mike got me a kitchen. Top of the line, curved corner cabinets, black brushed Zimbabwean granite counter tops. And the garden is bursting with camellias and other flowers everywhere.

At the moment we’re studying what we can restore and what needs to be replaced. The whole move was terribly stressful, but I’d say my faith in mankind is higher than it’s ever been before, and that’s a great thing. I just can’t get over how kind and helpful people are to us everywhere we go.

More coming soon!
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Mike is 5'10 and that's him at the door. Guess the ceiling heights?!?

Mike is 5’10 and that’s him at the door with Morgan trailing behind. Guess the ceiling heights?!?

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26 comments on “Pictures of week one

  1. Mordanicus
    March 25, 2015

    Nice home.

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  2. john zande
    March 25, 2015

    Magnificent!

    Hard to heat? (I see the old water/oil heater there at the entrance)

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    • Mr. Merveilleux
      April 19, 2015

      Not as bad as I imagined. The facade faces South, and that makes a huge difference to warming the place up.

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  3. inspiredbythedivine1
    March 25, 2015

    Lovely.

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  4. karenjane369
    March 25, 2015

    It looks gorgeous – & I am looking forward to more photos. No internet for so long must have been difficult, although think of all the time you’ve had to do other things.

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    • Mr. Merveilleux
      April 19, 2015

      No internet was tricky. At first I was very anxious, but I think it was good for me to disconnect.

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  5. foolsmusings
    March 25, 2015

    Wow, it looks lovely. I’m nosey, so I’m looking forward to seeing more. :p

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    • makagutu
      March 26, 2015

      hey buddy? where did you disappear to?

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      • foolsmusings
        March 27, 2015

        Sorry man, just not much to say lately.

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      • makagutu
        March 27, 2015

        Ok bro. Did you ever finish that project of yours

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      • foolsmusings
        March 30, 2015

        Oh yes, sort of anyway. There is still a few touch ups but it’s fairly complete.

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      • makagutu
        March 30, 2015

        Good to know. I hope we will some photos soon enough

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  6. acflory
    March 25, 2015

    I am so envious, Pinky! The house looks sensational from the outside but the inside…it’s like something out of a period movie! A good movie. 🙂 Ceilings? I’d guess 12′ in most rooms, possibly 18′ in the ballroom if you have one?

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  7. metan
    March 25, 2015

    It looks fantastic, and it’s good to hear that it youre looking forward to the work ahead rather than being overwhelmed by it. What do the dogs think of their new kingdom?

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    • metan
      March 25, 2015

      “that it youre”? Stupid auto correct! GOOD TO HEAR THAT YOU’RE dammit! 🙂

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  8. makagutu
    March 26, 2015

    That house looks gorgeous and I know by the time you are done with it, it will be stately

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  9. davidprosser
    April 4, 2015

    I’m so glad the move is now over and what a delight to find there has been a wedding ceremony too. Congratulations to you both.
    Huge Hugs

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  10. roughseasinthemed
    April 4, 2015

    Darling. I’ve been offline you’ve been offline and I need to backtrack. Sorry I’m so behind. And … it ain’t the same driving past Soto knowing you aren’t there. Miss you.

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  11. appletonavenue
    April 5, 2015

    Glad you guys are settling in. It sounds like you will have projects for years to come with updating and/or replacement of some things. I grew up in a Victorian house, and I remember the creaks and thumps and “settling” noises, the windows and doors that were no longer quite plumb. I wonder if you have squeaking floors and the like? Just living in a home with all that history behind it must feel a privilege.

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