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by KirstenN
Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Our new house!
Replies: 23
Views: 6375

Re: Our new house!

Thanks Don! I think your advice to go slow is good, because it's easy to get caught up in the excitement. I see you're interested in cars as well, so I'll be hoping for your advice when it's time to build a garage. :-) Warren, that's neat that you have a Bug too! I want to ask if you belong to the Y...
by KirstenN
Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Antique Marble Top With Legs Needs Base
Replies: 10
Views: 4868

Re: Antique Marble Top With Legs Needs Base

Love that sink!

Historic Houseparts has a slightly less fancy version: http://www.periodbath.com/images/VBS1115-06.JPG
And it has its original brackets: http://www.periodbath.com/images/VBS1115-06b.JPG

I haven't seen them selling any brackets separately, unfortunately.
by KirstenN
Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Old Ontario Homes (previously why NOW?!)
Replies: 39
Views: 11619

Re: Old Ontario Homes (previously why NOW?!)

As I understand it, Casa Loma is operated by the Kiwanis Club, rather than the City. I remember being appalled the first time I was there at the quality of the 'restorations' they'd done - fake books stick in my mind in particular. It's certainly nothing like what you find at National Historic Sites...
by KirstenN
Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Our new house!
Replies: 23
Views: 6375

Re: Our new house!

I'm feeling like my current house is disappointed by all this excitement about the farmhouse, and deserves a shout-out... we already *have* an old house, a 1914 brick in Toronto. We haven't had to do very much at all in the five years we've been here, which is why I didn't have to search for the Old...
by KirstenN
Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Our new house!
Replies: 23
Views: 6375

Re: Our new house!

PowerMuffin wrote:Oh, it is going to fun to watch the refurbishment of your new old house! It sure has potential!
Diane
Thanks Diane, it's certainly going to be fun for me!
by KirstenN
Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Our new house!
Replies: 23
Views: 6375

Re: Our new house!

Welcome! From a fellow Ontarion. We're located about 20 minutes outside of Barrie, also in an old farmhouse. Similar to you, we have 3/4 of an acre of the original 100 acre farmstead. The wheat surrounding us is just about ready to be combined! :) Thanks Lynners! When I was at the house last weeken...
by KirstenN
Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Our new house!
Replies: 23
Views: 6375

Re: Our new house!

And, welcome from another Ontarian! Thanks Warren! Your schoolhouse is amazing... my mother went to a one-room schoolhouse in Embro in the 1950s, but from what she described, nothing like yours! The Gothic windows in yours are great. I drove Highway 6 from Tobermory to Guelph on Saturday, and there...
by KirstenN
Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Our new house!
Replies: 23
Views: 6375

Re: Our new house!

Nailed and caulked shut? Dang. Your house will be sighing with relief, once you start to free her from previous owners' poor choices. Thanks Lisa! Your cottage is gorgeous - I followed the link to your blog and saw your wonderful dining room. Our house was built and owned by the Alexander family un...
by KirstenN
Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Our new house!
Replies: 23
Views: 6375

Re: Our new house!

Cute house, can't wait to see what it really looks like without the scabbing :D Its hard to believe anyone ever thought that insulbrick junk "looked" good, someone sold shloads of it around here, they even used it over real bricks :? Welcome to the old house insanity club :lol: Thanks dalmationgirl...
by KirstenN
Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Our new house!
Replies: 23
Views: 6375

Re: Our new house!

Thanks JRC, and I'm going to quote you on that... I think you're quite right. :D

It has become a running joke in my family, and whenever we pass an old, falling-down house, someone is sure to say "that one's got real potential, right Kirsten?!"