Saturday, September 24, 2011
Our house survived Irene fairly well - thank you to our August renters who braved power outages and felled trees in the driveway!
We've made some major improvements over the past few months. A new Jenn Air stove, new refrigerator (bottom freezer), new washer and drier, and this week, a new furnace. Pete and Jack built a new set of steps off the patio - Jack's first real carpentry project!
After 20 years of owning our house, it feels great to have these smooth-running appliances. And the furnace will make the house much cozier this winter.
Mostly we are grateful that the trees fell around the house, and not on it - that the water flowed swiftly through our basement (which is built to sustain spring runoff from the mountain above), that we are all safe.
Next spring: painting.
Monday, March 28, 2011
|A large front lawn, great for kids to play, hidden in a hidden enclave at the end of a|
750 foot private drive
|Bluestone patio with cliff views, built-in fireplace, and a new gas grill|
|Backyard with a small patch of lawn, and paths leading through the woods to moss forest, quarry, waterfall and streams. Our home is adjacent to forever wild protected land.|
|Main bedroom with queen-sized bed, small closet and two bureaus, down comforter. We provide all linens and towels.|
|Another view of the living room, leading to the kitchen (right).|
The livingroom has two couches (one pullout), a piano, and a river stone fireplace. Also included is a TV with cable service and a DVD player.
|A small office space, seen to the right, gives way to our stand of Mountain Laurel and lowbush blueberry - lots of wildlife! The house features high-speed internet |
and cable TV.
|The dining area is just next to the kitchen. This table easily seats 10.|
|Nearby stream along one side of our property|