Let’s Go on a Tour of The Glade

I think the last time I took a tour around the outside of the house was in April, 2014.

Front before the shutters were removed for painting. (April, 2014)
Front before the shutters were removed for painting. (April, 2014)
The front façade needs to be painted grey to match the porch color.
The front façade needs to be painted grey to match the porch color. (September, 2015)

Things haven’t changed a whole lot since then visually since we’ve been working simultaneously inside and outside.

The front of the house viewed from the southeast side of the street. (August, 2014)
The front of the house viewed from the southeast side of the street. (August, 2014)
One of my favorite shots of the house is from the dead-end side of the street which few people see.
One of my favorite shots of the house is from the dead-end side of the street which few people see. (September, 2015)

But let’s go on the tour and add comparison shots when available.

A piece of wood covers the fitted door to the crawl space.
(January, 2014)
East side of the house. (September, 2015)
East side of the house. (September, 2015)

The east side of the house is mainly the conservatory on the back of the first floor. The left-hand window is in the living room.

Back of the house from the northeastern corner. (September, 2014)
Back of the house from the northeastern corner. (September, 2014)
Back of the house. (September, 2015)
Back of the house. (September, 2015)

From the deepest part of the yard the entire back of the house can be seen.

This single window on the ground floor is in the center of the prep counter.
The kitchen wing below; master suite above. (September, 2014)
The kitchen wing. (September 2015)
The kitchen wing. (September 2015)

The driveway side of the house nearest The Cottage is the kitchen on the first floor and master bathroom above.

Before the renovation began in earnest. (July, 2013)
Before the renovation began in earnest. (July, 2013)
Can you delineate the new building? (March, 2014)
Can you delineate the new building? (March, 2014)
The west side of the building is a 2-story addition.
The west side of the building is a 2-story addition. (September, 2015)

The two-story addition changed both the outside and inside of this side of the house dramatically.

The southwest corner of the house is our most used entrance.(September, 2014)
The southwest corner of the house is our most used entrance.(September, 2014)
The predominant view of the house that anyone driving down the street sees. (September, 2015)
The predominant view of the house that anyone driving down the street sees. (September, 2015)

We are making progress although much more slowly than when we had a contractor under contract.

Are you making changes?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

13 thoughts on “Let’s Go on a Tour of The Glade”

  1. Jo, the house is going to look so wonderful in the new color. Will Charlie be doing the spray painting or are you hiring that out? Can’t remember and too lazy to look back. Will you be adding shutters to the lower windows on the front? I’m sure it seems slower now to you but really, you have made amazing progress. What will you do with your time when it’s all done (though a house and yard are never really done, are they)?

    1. Charlie is destined to paint the house with me brushing the detail work. We will not be hiring it out. All windows except the round ones will get shutters. We had taken the bottom shutters off first because the door and window were switched during construction. The back of the house never had shutters nor do the windows there lend themselves to it. The front door originally had decorative shutters which I may or may not resurrect. Thanks for your questions, Barbara. I can’t imagine getting done. Jo

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