I was kind of waiting for the new house to be finished before I posted about it again.
But word on the street is that the owner doesn’t expect it to be done before Thanksgiving!
That will be over a year in the making.
What I thought I would do is show our view before and after the new house.
One of our neighbors said the owners let the Fire Department use the original house for practice. I don’t think the house was ever ignited. Maybe they just practiced punching “vent” holes in the roof.
We can see the trees on the sky line. 🙂
That was then.
This is now.
It’s pretty big. But the “code” for building in this neighborhood (so close to the coast line) now is that the first floor (the living space) has to be at elevation 17 ft.
That puts your first floor pretty high up. The ground level has to have “break away” walls. It is because of potential hurricane wave action. Looked at that way, the house is not ridiculously large.
From where I usually sit at the dining table….. I see the new house. 🙂 It’s lovely.
How about an update of Christine’s cottage?
This was then:
This is now:
We sold Christine’s Cottage on June 25th.
Marcia and Gary have made some much needed landscape changes. Including some fabulous lighting.
The new owners of Christine’s Cottage are very nice.
Their home is about 35 minutes away in MA. This is their week end get away home. They are pleased with the yard, in awe of the view, and are enjoying the casual comfort of the neighborhood. Very friendly couple. We are so great-full to have them for our new neighbors. 🙂 They have no intention of creating a McMansion in place of the cottage.