Looking Up and Down Our Street

I’m certainly enjoying our new house color: Sandy Hook Gray by Benjamin Moore.

The view of The Glade as we come down the street; there are only 2 houses after ours on this dead-end road.
The view of The Glade as we come down the street; there are only 2 houses after ours on this dead-end road.

I’ve been taking lots of photos of the house especially in this colorful season. Compare this shot to the masthead of the blog.

Many of the tall oaks are dying off and need to be removed for safety.
Many of the tall oaks are dying off and need to be removed for safety.

I often forget to take long shots to put everything into perspective.

The front of the house is close to the road but we have a large back yard.
The front of the house is close to the road but we have a large back yard.

Google maps, unfortunately, took aerial photos of the property in summer when much of the property is shaded with lush foliage which doesn’t photograph very well. However, these are the first shots I could find of the new additions.  Charlie’s garden behind the house is neatly laid out and the rug we laid on the master bedroom deck is clearly visible.

Looking up the road.
Looking up the road.

From the other direction the house is equally interesting yet totally different. Originally The Glade was symmetrical but now, although balanced, the east and west additions add charm.

The plan is to finish the renovations on the main house and clean up The Cottage as a guest house or rental.
The plan is to finish the renovations on the main house and clean up The Cottage as a guest house or rental.

Glade Cottage sits on the west side of the house at the back end of the driveway.

The Cottage has come in handy for guests and as a temporary home for our son's friends.
The Cottage has come in handy for guests and as a temporary home for our son’s friends.

Glade Cottage is flanked by dogwood trees which turn deep red in fall.

Do you like where you live or are you looking to move soon?

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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.

10 thoughts on “Looking Up and Down Our Street”

  1. I love the cottage – your guests are lucky! Since we just moved a year ago and renovated, I do love where I live. It’s funny though….when we first moved in, I was overwhelmed by how big it was (we moved from SF) and now, only a year later, it is starting to feel not so big, possibly even small. Interesting how that happens. But I still love it and still think the yard is huge.

    1. It’s so great to be content in your home. While I love to travel I’m always happy to get back home, especially if I left it all neat and clean. Jo

  2. Just got back a few days ago from visiting my Michigan sister. Though I grew up in Michigan and it was good to be “home”, my Alabama sister and I realized how much we love it here in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains. It’s good to be back in my real home. I lived in Portland Oregon for 30 years before moving here. Haven’t been back there yet in 8 years and don’t know if I’ll ever make it back to visit.

    1. When you find that place you love it’s wonderful. And you’ve been around enough places to make a good comparison. I’ve only really lived in Maryland, then Pennsylvania, now back in Maryland. This is my home. Jo

  3. I could live in our bungalow until I’m carried out in a pine box … but we have plans to build a retirement home on an island in Puget Sound in the next couple of years. We love the island and we’re excited to build a house, but it’ll sure be hard to leave my little bungalow! I’ve lived here over half my life!!

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