The story of how I went home again––and found myself in my own backyard.
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As a former builder in a Midwestern city, such a house with such acerage is quite a find, very rare, and either grotesquely expensive or with such drawbacks as you have. Congrats.
Cool house, lots of character. What did you do about the “self hosing basement” feature? That’s our name for the periodic rainwater infiltration that that supported unique flora and fauna to our house.
If you look carefully at the photo that shows the lovely "dumpters and parking lot" you can also see the crazy chainlink fence. It angles from the edge of the property into the backyard and the angles back out to the edge. To this day this has mystified me.
Enjoying your adventure, thanks. Looks like you found a great house, and the yard has great potential. Big, sunny and level. Maybe some beehives would fit in nicely? Would like to know what someone was thinking when they put in that fence.
We have an old house with love those old glass doorknobs. They are pretty easy to clean up and lubricate and will probably last another hundred years.
This is wonderful, Lisa! Thanks for sharing with me and congratulations!!!