Sunday, June 12, 2011

a place to call home

earlier in the week i blogged about a house my dad and i came across while walking old number nine. well.... WE GOT IT! it's very cliche but we are over the moon! the house is currently being restored and there is still lots to be done before we close on it. i cannot wait to upload more photos as the construction continues.

a few characteristics of our new home include:
- built in 1940's
- moved to boerne in 2001
- has sixteen foot ceilings with tin tile throughout the home
- dog trot entrance (common of the victorian style)
- porcelain & crystal door knobs (this makes me so very excited)
- a separate parlor entrance
- front porch & back deck

it is a home blake and i can see ourselves living in forever. god is so good.
here are a few photos:

when we found this treasure

new paint (trim will be repainted soon)

dog trot entry way, the red will be changed (any suggestions)

tin tile sixteen foot ceilings

kitchen will built ins


oh did i mention the house comes with a skeleton key?! bonus

look how happy mr. dryden is

a true gem! still being polished


  1. I am so jealous! What a great house, absolutely love it! Unfortunatly, houses like that with all the old charm don't exist down here, but they did back home in Kentucky. Have fun restoring, it will be beautiful!

  2. You are soooo right. With a little sweat, this house is going to be beautiful. It's already got the character. Great find and congrats!