Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just been finished 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 1946 farm house in an otherwise Victorian historic district where we want to live the rest of our lives. 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.
Since 2011 (covered by the blog) we hired an architect and a contractor to add 2 additions to the house: a one-story conservatory with attached full bathroom and a two-story kitchen (first floor) and master bathroom/closet (second floor).
Next chapter: finishing the interior bare rooms — conservatory, two bathrooms, master closet — and giving some curb appeal — painting and landscaping.
This latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here for 17 years and feeling a need to ready the house for the next 17 and beyond.