A Quick Tour through the First Floor

I haven’t taken any up-to-date photos for a while.

The kitchen was set up with most of the party food except the cakes.

We straightened the first floor for the surprise birthday party last Friday night.

The island was set up with a salad bar. Most popular items: avocado and chopped eggs.

Thirty people attended.

The late afternoon sun reflects off the island granite.
The conservatory is a favorite space.

The next day was beautifully bright so I photographed the entire space.

The floor plan might make the layout more understandable.
The dining room can be seen from the conservatory.
I must finish the covers for the cushions on the window seat.
The dining room flows through to the living room.
We flipped the Bergere chairs to face the fireplace on a cold day.
Dining Room

We still have tweaks to make but the downstairs is very livable.

Do you keep fresh flowers in the house on a regular basis?


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.

6 thoughts on “A Quick Tour through the First Floor”

  1. Thanks for the tour. I’ve been reading for a long time and seen the floor plan often, but for some reason I always want to put the conservatory directly off the kitchen instead of off the dining room. Maybe now I will keep it straight. It looks like a very livable house – you’ve done a good job.

  2. Your house dies have a nice flow for entertaining. Any fresh flowers in our house get eaten by the cats … so we never have any. 😦 Fortunately, I’d rather have cats than flowers.

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