Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Cherished Bungalow - Exterior Before Photos

So many food donations!!!  Thank You!!!
We had such a fantastic turnout at the Open House over the weekend!!!  Thanks so much to all of you who stopped by.  And special thanks for bringing so many food donations for the South Portland Food Cupboard.  Your generosity will really help a lot of folks in need.

We loved hearing all your ideas and input for the Bungalow.  It was fantastic to get so much input from people that are familiar with the neighborhood!  We're still working through design options, permit requirements and this week we're meeting with a structural engineer to determine key beam sizes.  So lots of prep work in progress!

For those of you who couldn't attend in person, here are some of the before photos.  As I mentioned in my last post, this bungalow is in great shape.  It's been beautifully maintained over the years and you can tell it was really cherished by its previous owners.  Of course, that doesn't mean  there isn't an opportunity to make some changes.  But we won't do many on the exterior, it already looks great!.

The first thing you notice when you see the house is the beautiful landscaping.  Stone walls surround most of the property, since the house sits on a little hill.  The previous owner was a master gardener and it really shows.  Hydrangeas, hostas, day lilies and more surround the entire property.

And while many homes look pretty blah in the winter, this one looks just as lovely surrounded by a blanket of fresh snow!  In fact, you can really appreciate the stonework and terracing that has been done.

Rustic stone steps wind up from the driveway, with beautiful plantings.

And the deck is a great addition on the back of the house.

One of my favorite features is the bay window on the south side - and the rustic stone fireplace.

Isn't she a beauty?

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