Facade revealed!

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KirstenN
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Facade revealed!

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I'm going to dive right into the picture because I'm so pleased!
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DH got all the rest of the siding and strapping off the front of the house this week while I was busy supply teaching. We also got internet at the house, which is why I can post this now instead of waiting until next week!

At this particular moment I'm finding it hard to find any reason to change anything... I've got a nice fire going, a comfortable cat stretched out on the blanket in front of it, a few good books and a mug of wine... what else do I need??? (Well, maybe to buy a couple of wine glasses so I don't have to drink my wine out of a mug.)

Kirsten
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Our 1914 brick Toronto house; Our 1913 concrete island house; and the house I dream of owning, my husband's family's 1880-ish Toronto foursquare.

Fanner
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Seriously, it looks fantastic! And I literally laughed out loud at your mug full of wine :D sounds like the perfct world. Did I miss interior pictures somewhere?
1904 Victorian :)
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shazapple
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Very nice! Will you be installing a deck for the mother-in-law door as well as the favourite mother in law door (upstairs door)? :)

KristenS
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!! It's wonderful! Just absolutely lovely.

I pulled up the before and after pics and dragged my computer over to show my man. He got a big smile, too.
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c. 1907 Shingle Victorian/Craftsman
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Daniel Meyer
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Nice!
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angolito
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hell i could drink wine from the dang bottle looking at that transformation!!!!!
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sooth
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It looks amazing.
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melissakd
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It rests my soul to see a house quietly basking in the luxury of restored dignity. Nobody is forcing it to be something it's not (faux brick notwithstanding). What a relief. OHW Victory!

MelissaKD
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The Thaddeus W. Bayless House
Built between July 1863 and January 1865, major add/reno between 1890 and 1902
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matt8667
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great reveal, very promising. A mug of wine any time
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