Build in the 1880's.
If we still lived there, you would be viewing pictures of the girls playing (and eating donut holes) on the mahogany wood front porch.
Some of the woodwork (columns) is original to the house.
We would have replaced that standard storm/screen door with a fancy reproduction by now.
Large windows allowing for tons of natural light.
Lovely mouldings and baseboards.
Refinished wide pine floors. Original to the house.
Bathroom featuring clawfoot tub and beadboard.
I'm sorry but Allie's skirt is causing me to laugh hysterically. That is a size 24 months from Carters and after we arrived home, I placed that skirt and the other two matching ones in our give away bag. It was huge and I wasn't counting on her waist to expand that much.
I had intended to use the house as a photography studio over the summer. I quickly realized that I did not have time for that. Or much else of anything, for that matter. I did manage to snap off these pictures of Emily in what was the original nursery. Abbey's room.
Whenever I look in that room, I still have an imagine of a little girl sitting on a purple rug in the middle of the floor, playing in the winter sunlight streaming through the windows.
(Please note that these photos were taken in June.)