Yay! We have officially moved! Here is a peek at our new home, a stone and shingle Cape Cod cottage built in 1925.
Smaller than our old house, this charmer has good bones and is chock full of potential. Plus, I'm thrilled that it has retained a few vintage features — two stone fireplaces, glass doorknobs, nice woodwork, crown molding, mechanical twist doorbells, and a cool old light above the front door.
Although we've only been here a couple of days, we can already tell that this Norwalk home, on a spacious and peaceful wooded lot, is going to be a wonderful place to live. However, it desperately needs some TLC, so we aren't wasting any time and will begin renovations pronto.
Starting tomorrow, we'll be getting a new roof. Come Monday, we'll be doing tree work, clearing brush, trimming shrubs, and refinishing floors. Then we'll be ready to paint several rooms and the exterior. By the way, we are doing away with the red on the siding and opting for a warm taupe to blend with the stone. Better, don't you think? Not sure what color to go with for the front door and shutters. Maybe a light aqua?
By mid-month, we embark on a construction project where walls will come down to combine the family room and kitchen, creating a large and lovely space for John to cook and for family and friends to hang out. And let's not forget my studio! A small space off of the family room will be mine, all mine. :-)