Room Reveal: Bedroom 1

Since the majority of the heavy-lifting has been and will be handled by Jake (minus bathroom demo — I’m on that!), I’m going to focus most of my posts on what I’m taking the lead on: designing each room! I was a bit worried about this aspect of the process considering we were coffee-table-less for […]

The ‘Owl’s Nest’

The house sits in (or near) the footprint of a gargantuan former hotel that was aptly titled “The Grand Hotel.” The hotel opened in 1881 and closed in 1964*. The story is actually pretty fascinating (to me anyway), and the Middletown Historical Society has published a whitepaper-style¬†outline of its history over here. The reason for […]

Making the Place Livable

The morning that we “moved in” to the house, we unpacked the car and took Lola for a walk. I turned on the kitchen faucet and let it run in order to try to purge the system of antifreeze. No one had lived in the house since the prior summer, and as such it had […]

Just for a Week or So

We were supposed to be closing on this place on March 20th. Our attorney informed us ahead of time that there was a hiccup with title. It turned out that the seller had owned this house as well as the adjacent one, which he had sold a little over a year prior. By mistake, the […]