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by S Melissa
Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: 1910 house, the work begins
Replies: 40
Views: 18983

Re: 1910 house, the work begins

Here's another sample: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5223/5779869847_6733a4754d_z.jpg Probably your house had similar hoods over the windows prior to the siding and replacements - key cool element,. This one the porch is hidden by the trees - but you can clearly see the double brackets - the paint c...
by S Melissa
Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: 1910 house, the work begins
Replies: 40
Views: 18983

Re: 1910 house, the work begins

Well, call it what you want, but to my eye - it's Italianate. Putting it built round about 1870-1880. Paired brackets under the eaves, the heavy decorative brackets under the porch - we have nearly the same house in Ypsilanti. I wish I could find a picture of it to show you - but here's some reasona...
by S Melissa
Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Painting- body color suggestions please
Replies: 10
Views: 6374

Re: Painting- body color suggestions please

What I learned when trying to decide what to paint our house was the Victorians loved nature, and they strongly felt that the house should be a part of nature, ergo, the house colors were that of the natural world. Neutral - not so much - as one wouldn't think my dark green as neutral as in today's ...
by S Melissa
Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: pump for original well...
Replies: 14
Views: 7266

Re: pump for original well...

Do a local search for a well guy. They can come and set it up so you have a pressure tank, a pump, and a spigot to which you'll attach your hose(s). We still have our well that served our house prior to the "city" water coming thru (Thank God). We use it to water all the outside stuff - and there's ...
by S Melissa
Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Property taxes...
Replies: 14
Views: 6930

Re: Property taxes...

Both houses are terrific. Good luck! BTW - the wallpaper in the hall with the red carpeting? My mom has that exact paper in the 1/2 bath in her VA house! It is still pretty - but was a complete bugger to put up - like tissue paper - I imagine it will be the same coming down some day!
by S Melissa
Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Lincrusta
Replies: 7
Views: 6491

Re: Lincrusta

Mr. Grady - we both have excellent taste! :D
by S Melissa
Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Need help with an Architectural Term
Replies: 9
Views: 1574

Re: Need help with an Architectural Term

Oh, the aging mind! How about Belvedere or Porte Cochere? Took me YEARS to remember those things. And I'm not sure I really remember them, or the path worn to the part of my brain in which I keep these terms has gotten worn a bit and it is easier to follow! Gads.
by S Melissa
Mon May 28, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: A new Project - the next generation! Help!!
Replies: 13
Views: 15073

Re: A new Project - the next generation! Help!! UPDATE!

Well, the doors are all done and painted with their finish coat - they look handsome. The locks came out just fine, and DH actually fixed the locking mechanism and then toured every lock smith and store in town to find skeleton keys to fit - and did find them so they're installed and the locks all w...
by S Melissa
Sun May 27, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Speaking of old schools
Replies: 9
Views: 11622

Re: Speaking of old schools

This was done in Ypsilanti Michigan - next community over to me (old Alma mater of EMU!) with an old high school: http://yhf.org/hometour/2002/index.html Turned into senior apartments - but they kept a lot of the old features of the classrooms intact. Turned out terrific! Even the old water fountain...
by S Melissa
Sun May 27, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Interesting day
Replies: 6
Views: 7894

Re: Interesting day

James - terrific story! That happened twice to me over the 34 yrs I've been here - one was a renter - the other was a descendant from the original owner/builder. Was very cool. You'll remember that always. And the best part for those folks that stopped by, was the old place was in loving hands and b...