The house retrospective: Day 1. The back of the house
A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/immortalized-in-stone/
Now that we’ve lived in our house for just over 3 years, it’s time to reflect on everything that’s been done to it. Not as much as we should have done, but a lot nonetheless.
I am going to start this October series with a look at the latest endeavor: the painting of the outside of the House. Now, I’m not going to show the whole thing in one post. No. It will take a few posts as this is a large house, and there are many sides to show (well, at least 4). So, let’s start with the back!
Now, Part 1: the back of the house.
Here are pictures from well before we bought the house. It used to be a care home (from the late 50s until the early 80s I believe) and then became a B&B until 2002. During that time, the deck had a fire escape emptying onto it from the second story.
Just before the house went up for sale in 2012, the owners began to refurbish the deck, so when we bought it there was no longer a fire escape from the second floor, and the railing and staircase had been removed. You can see the old fire escape door, now known as the door-to-nowhere, up above the deck door. Note that we are thinking of turning that door-to-nowhere into a window – we’ll keep you apprised!
We did ultimately add a railing and stairs to the deck
And now, the painting…of the house, not the deck. That will be next year.
Trim, soffits, fascia and door-to-nowhere painted.
And gradually the upper half of the house takes shape.
Also, the part of the house beside the deck…
And the deck door
And finally, the back of the house in all its final glory!