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Old 08-30-2016, 11:18 PM   #71
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I love the cabinets by the door in both the dining room and the kitchen. Are they built-ins? I'm also in love with the transom over the door and the fireplace in the dining room. And the decorative trim around the doors. That sure gives those rooms a ton of character!
Thanks, y'all. I my kitchen.

RR, the cabinets in the kitchen are all built in. We renovated it for the second time in 2007. The cabinet in the dining room is free-standing.

There's a transom over the front door, too. It's pretty common in this neighborhood. Some houses have them over interior doors, too.

We have four fireplaces - actually, two fireplaces (there's one in the same corner in the living room) and, in the bedrooms above the LR and DR, two mantels that had openings to let heat going up the chimney into the rooms. The trim is throughout the house.

Btw, the neighborhood is a designated historic district, one of five in the city.
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Old 08-30-2016, 11:40 PM   #72
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Very nice kitchens, GG and Kathy Lee!

GG, yours is so nicely organized.

Kathy Lee, I would love to know where your landlord got that leaded glass piece for the window!
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Old 08-31-2016, 12:48 AM   #73
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GG, I have that same refrigerator! And the same microwave! Yeah, that pretty much ends the comparison between your lovely kitchen and mine. The kitchen is so welcoming and cozy. I love the molding and chair rail in the dining room. A window seat, too! Everything is so neat and organized, I'd swear you have a cleaning lady!

Steve, if you aren't adverse to going to juried craft fairs, those that have a critical selection process and admit only quality hand-crafts, you might be able to pick up a leaded glass piece there. That is where we found a piece for our center (fixed) window in our first house.
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Old 08-31-2016, 03:35 AM   #74
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GG, I have that same refrigerator! And the same microwave! Yeah, that pretty much ends the comparison between your lovely kitchen and mine. The kitchen is so welcoming and cozy. I love the molding and chair rail in the dining room. A window seat, too! Everything is so neat and organized, I'd swear you have a cleaning lady!
Hee hee! I don't normally have that lovely cleaning service. The company I used with a Groupon once was sold and they called the existing clients offering a deal, so I took it.

You have sharp eyes! You can barely see the window seat. That's what caused DH to fall in love with the house - his favorite movie is Arsenic and Old Lace, where a window seat figures prominently in the plot
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...You have sharp eyes! You can barely see the window seat. That's what caused DH to fall in love with the house - his favorite movie is Arsenic and Old Lace, where a window seat figures prominently in the plot
Sharp eyes, sharp hearing. Don't ask about the mind... No matter how good my eyes are, I couldn't tell if those glass shelves in the dining room held a bottle of elderberry wine. 😉

When Himself saw the radiators, he wondered if you guys had some sort of A/C. I can't imagine no air with as humid as your summers are.
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We have central air downstairs only. There's a crawl space under the house about four feet high, so the installer was able to run the ducts under there. There are not many houses with basements here because the water table is pretty high. We have a window unit upstairs, which works since there's just the two of us.

No elderberry wine (I see what you did there) but there's a bottle of 16-year-old Spanish brandy from a former exchange student
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Yep, I have built in bookcases and recessed storage, too. My house also came with a cistern in the cellar for storing rainwater.

Love the house, Steve. I have the Mission furniture to go with it!
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GG, your home is stunning!
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Love the house, Steve. I have the Mission furniture to go with it!
Thanks CWS. Same here. Almost all my furniture is mission style, with the exception of the office furniture, which is more modern.
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This house is in an area that lies about 30 minutes from Minneapolis/St.Paul. It's in what many refer to as a "bedroom community," meaning that most of the residents tend to be younger professional types (not that I'm young or particularly professional) that live here and commute into the Twin Cities for work and play. A little further out than what would normally be considered a suburb.:
I lived for a couple of years in the town of Mahtomedi on Great Bear Lake (or White Bear Lake, can't remember exactly now) back in the mid 50's. When I Googled it a few years ago and discovered it had been absorbed by the Twin Cities I was shocked/dismayed and don't know why I was surprised as ... such is life. So is that area now considered a suburb?
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