Watch the transformation of an MCR - our mid-century ranch

Watch the transformation of an MCR - our mid-century ranch
Built in 1957 as the model home for the development. 1796 sqft, 3 bedroom, 2 bath.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Castration of Clarksdale Place [not the cat]

OK. When we first got the house we didn't realize that we had a couple of, um, testicles on either side of the entryway. Over time they began to emerge as giant eyesores that really clutter up the front of the house and make the facade look very small. So we decided to take them out entirely. I was hoping that the front of the house would look wider and larger - elongated.
Eventually we will plant something in their place. We have thought about a long grass on one side and perhaps the true sign of yuppie gentrification on the other - the Japanese maple. But for now we will have to live with absense. Actually a large part of my philosophy is to take things out before adding things on so I am enjoying the openness of the front of the hosue at the moment. So enjoy the images!

In the picture below you can really see how the shrubs clutter up the facade and block a great deal of light.

One down! And one to go:

You can see how the front of the house opens up in the following photos:

Soon we will deal with the lighting situation and I think you will be excited with out decision when I get around to swapping the lights out.

The dead soldiers - there were incredibly overgrown and very heavy:

K recently made an owl pillow as a baby present for a friend so I thought to include it here - looks really good:

Here is Cramer, occasionally refered to as The Little Idiot. He has taken to sleeping like this, usually with both arms outstretched, but you get the idea. He'll stay like this for hours. We should take a lesson in relaxation from the little dude. He is a perma-teenager at heart, another lesson for us.

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