Project

It has taken more than 15 months* to obtain this.

Key to the future

Now, the transaction is completed.  Owl Manor belongs to us.

It needs love and care, but these are some of the reasons why it was worth the wait to purchase ~ and the wait to come through many renovations.

The center medallion

The whole chandelier. Thousands of crystals in need of a bath.

Fireplaces with original mantels. Lots of ’em.

Coffered ceilings, too

Some original leaded-glass windows c. 1914

French doors. More French doors. Then more still.

Original phones built into the walls

Some original sconces.

Miles of bannisters.

Balconies for outdoor living

Views of the park

And a gargoyle in the closet?

Really, we did find this fella in a closet after closing.   And some other less pleasant things.  But in a few months, the vestiges of all that will be gone.  NutmegOwl, Mr. Owl and Darling Bebe will move into our new home.

A bit bigger than my usual WIP, to be sure.

* The only thing “short” about a “short sale” is your patience by the time it’s over.

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15 Responses to “Project”

  1. nancy Says:

    who who!
    what a beautiful home!

  2. Jacie Says:

    How lovely! Congrats!

  3. Kathy mac Says:

    Spectacula! How exciting and wonderful.

  4. Nanci S Says:

    Well worth the wait! Congratulations!

  5. luann Says:

    Yay! Hooray! Popping corks and shooting off fireworks! Congrats – cannot wait until the nest-warming party!

  6. Jennifer Says:

    Ditto everything Luann just said!! Humongous congratulations ~ what a marathon this has been!! So happy for you all 😀

  7. frieda Says:

    A house worthy of the effort put into transforming it into a home! Live there in health & happiness!
    – frieda –

  8. Noallatin Says:

    Congratulations. Enjoy your newest WIP.

  9. Marfa Says:

    OMG, girlfriend. This is such fabulous news!! Lucky house to have you & your beloved husband & babe to occupy it. I am so thrilled for you all!
    Congrats & XOXO to you all!

  10. Bullwinkle (@Outofyarn) Says:

    Squeeeeeeeeee!!!! Yay! (/and why did this not show up in my feed???)

    Fabulousness! Congratulations!

  11. kim Says:

    I just saw this; congratulations! I am so happy that everything worked out for you. I love the gargoyle!

  12. Debbie Says:

    Congrats!!!! I love it when people’s dreams come true! So happy for you. Looks like there is lots of room for yarn there.

  13. Amarula Says:

    Love it!! And love the photos!!

  14. Amy Says:

    Home sweet home 🙂

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