Saturday, May 17, 2008

House built in 1861

I guess I should have explained the curb appeal LOL! The front of my house has no curb appeal, so Al and I did the curb thing using landscape timber..( our most recent project) + new driveway/ sidewalk, new seamless gutters and new roof and plan to do something else to the front.
The back is really pretty with all the stone around the flower gardens and the big double deck with french door but the front is lacking.
I am from Texas and think we need a big ole front porch but this house sits too close to the 30 feet allowance to build the porch, maybe a pergola would be the answer..poor ole house has been here many many years and has been upgraded forever it is very sound and tight if you are upstairs you cannot hear any thing down and if you are down nothing can be heard up..not even walking which I like..very comfortable house , just not in Marshalltown.. and much too big for just the two of us.Are you sold yet roflol!!
Thank you everyone for your nice comments..


Linda Fleming said...

Better bury that saint statue- I can never remember which saint it is-LOL!

Fran said...

I'm sold but can't move to Iowa. I love big old houses. Plus it's too cold up there for me and it's too hot here in Vegas. LOL LOL
Nope can't have two homes(although I would love it) can't afford two. LOL
Love & Hugs

MaryO said...

I've got a big old house, too, Jacque and we're trying to get our "curb appeal" back again after all the bushes got so big! But I think yours looks lovely from the curb!