Saturday, October 17, 2009

Our house is done!

O.K, so not really. These are pictures we got when we went up to Maryland on the fourth of July. This house has some awesome design elements---I love the six feet tall windows and window door. The kitchen is so nice the way it's open to this living area. I also love the half-wall and the brick porch. Fancy schmancy. The house was going for around 2.5 million if I'm remembering correctly. It was facing the Tred Avon river; obviously an expensive view. There were all kinds of really beautiful hydrangeas up north. I wonder if they're like the azaleas of the south. I can't wait to try to grow hydrangeas. azaleas, not really.
The good news is that we went to a Restore in Durham today, kind of like a thrift store for house renovations and building. There was some good-lookin bamboo flooring, brand new, but there was only 23 sq ft of it. Maybe next time we'll catch the bargain of the year. Maybe 1,000 sq feet of a nice dark walnut? There is a bigger store in Burlington that we'll get to soon.


Randy Emmitt said...

Alice and Stuart,

You can buy hardwood flooring wholesale in Stuart VA at the Stuart Flooring plant. We paid $1.47 a sq ft for #2 red oak in the 3 1/4 inch wide. We also got some 1 1/2 inch black walnut for trim for $4.75 a sq ft. Pretty good deal for locally grown hardwoods.

Alice and Stuart said...

Thanks for the tip Randy, sounds like a fantastic place. I realized we should have gone ahead and gotten that bamboo, we could use it for our closet floors or something like that. Next time.

Denise Fasanello said...

so jealous of your big windows. congrats!