Friday, October 7, 2011

Your house or mine?

My friend and neighbour has projects just like me. Only a river and a few country miles separate us. We are trading work days. We work on a project for me and then a project for her. We'll be able to keep ourselves busy for a good two years!

Interestingly enough she has a house very similar to me. Her house was dropped off at the railway station as the #1 Fir Special from the Hudson's Bay Company for a ridiculous sum by today's standards. Her house is 100 years old.

Our house is a newer version of the same house, built in the 30's and dropped off by the railway as well. There is one more like it also in the neighbourhood. My house is a wee bit bigger and this particularly shows up in the two hallways. Her floors are wider planks, her trim is wider and the interior doors are one recessed panel while mine have two.

She has hallway envy and I have front door envy!

She enters from her back porch. We have no back porch and our back door was closed off and the kitchen plumbing was brought up through it by the previous owners. (???) Hmm, we had a side door at the basement stairway. She doesn't.

Old houses are always needing something. So we learn together. We also have very different decorating preferences. But it is great to dream and talk and work and problem solve together.


MarveLes Art Studios said...

Perfect! Now that is awesome community!

Dandelion and Daisy said...

You are so fortunate to have a project sharing buddy. You both get more accomplished and are there to cheer the each other on!

Createology said...

Such a wonderful way to get projects done and to share time with your friend/neighbor. Shhh...don't tell her but I fancy your house and gardens. Wonderful weekend dear...

Twisted Quilts said...

Very interesting about your houses and so much fun for you and your friend. I have never heard of this kind of house.