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DH and I spent more than ten years in a three-bedroom 1250 s.f. 1906 Tudor Revival / Craftsman / eclectic story-and-a-half before undertaking a badly needed whole-house remodel and addition. We benefited from our steeply sloped lot, which allowed us to dig out the backyard to create a walkout basement floor.
After the bruising eight-month construction process, we moved back in March 2005, ending up with about 3000 s.f., 2100 above-grade--mostly in the three-story addition. The front, facing the street, is unchanged. I call it the "mullet" house (as in that execrable haircut), although I use it with affection: all business in the front, all party in the back (that addition).
Perhaps it would have been easier to move, but I love my neighbors and the 'hood--and my priceless view of the front range and Mount Evans out the kitchen window as the Platte River valley drops rather steeply away on this lovely city block near Washington Park.
After years of DIY projects, it was a relief to let the professionals take over. Still, the GardenWeb gave me unparalleled insights into arcane (and mundane) design and remodeling issues--e.g., the virtues of Toto toilets (who knew?), plugmold, Wolf ranges, VacPans, linoleum flooring, oil-finished floors, etc., etc.
I would move away from Kitchens to Cooking, but all the California cooks there always reference Trader Joe's. It hurts too much to read the recipes!
I live in: United States
My zone is: z5 CO
My favorite forum 1 is Kitchens.
My favorite forum 2 is Soil.
First registered on November 12,2003.