Removing the carpet between the balusters was tough and the carpet was adhered with glue and 20 staples on each outer edge.
Once I got all the staples out, the edges were pretty chewed up.
Plans with artistic renderings produce great marketing materials, however, there is nothing like visually seeing a home design transfer into real photographs.
So, yeah: We bought a big, boxy split-entry house in the suburbs.
I’ve worked in this city (because it is a city in its own right) for years, and I always took some pride in living somewhere else.
But now 15-30 years later, are we stuck with a bunch of tear downs?
We’re thinking the rage for mid-century modern has just about run its course, and something else will have to take its place. While we loved the idea of a small, vintage house in a great neighborhood full of old trees and great restaurants and independent bookstores and one-of-a-kind shops, we knew that just wouldn’t work for the lives we’re really living.