This home is owned by one of Kristin's former neigbors, Maura. When she and her husband got divorced, Maura bought this lovely older home and renovated it. It is beautiful inside and out. Maura is also a Master Gardener, so her backyard is just a treasure! I enjoyed meeting her and hearing all about the reno. She has also worked her magic on another house two doors down, but I did not photograph it.
This is a new home, built in 2003, in a new neighborhood with shops, restaurants, townhomes, and free standing homes, such as this one. I was most excited about the turret room in the upstairs left, but regretably that was not on the tour. Boo!!
There were a total of 10 homes to view, and they were a wonderful mix of quaint older homes that had been lovingly restored and new homes with old home charm. I had a wonderful afternoon with my daughter!
Later we went back to Kristin and Dave's where they cooked us dinner: a yummy Mexican style stuffed peppers, delish Spanish rice, Margaritas, and then sinfully rich coconut/lime homemade sorbet with fresh sliced strawberries for dessert! What's a birthday girl not to love about that???
This morning Craig, Barker and I have cruised the Midtown 'hood.
This wonderul lace cap Hydrangea caught my eye.
We have bee watching the careful renovation of this lovely old Craftsman on Myrtle. I wonder if it was nearly this grand when it was first constructed? Can you see the red front door and sidelights? It will be charming when completed.
And last but not least, here is another of my favorites along Myrtle. I wish that the beautiful front garden showed up better in this photograph.
Thanks to one and all for my birthday wishes...you all made it even sweeter for me and I love you!