Restoring a 1915 Colonial Revival house

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Noreen Startt said:   September 21, 2010 5:18 pm PST
I was looking for Ten Hills info and stumbled onto your site - awesome. I grew up in Ten Hills and looking at the 1921 brochure, I think the old family homestead is pictured there. I was taken back in time looking at some of your photos as they reminded me of things I hadn't thought about in years - like push button light switches and mile high moulding. My parents bought our house in 1965 and spent the better part of a year doing renovations and we all (mom, dad, 5 sisters, and 1 brother with one still on the way) moved in on May 18, 1966. I was 10 years old when we moved in and had lived a large part of my childhood in a 1950's ranch on Nottingham Road near the pool, but I will always think of this house as home as do all of my siblings. It is a wonderful neighborhood with beautiful homes and in the 1960s loaded with kids and big families and fun. I will be watching for updates. Best of luck to you and keep up the good work !

Jamie Harris said:   September 16, 2010 5:50 am PST
Don't lose hope! You are doing a great job on such a lovely home! I am the proud owner of a 1925 Colonial Revival - "Aquone" - a work in progress.

Damian Eastes said:   September 5, 2010 7:42 am PST
My brother sent me the link to your site. He will be moving into your neighborhood soon. He is very excited to share with us the information about their new home neighborhood. I really enjoyed looking at your site and all the pics you have posted. He will be moving into the 1921 Tudor that is listed in the brochure. Very interesting!

A. Walilko said:   September 1, 2010 5:50 am PST
I had consigned myself to the fact that all of our 1915 doors and knobs would look horrible for the rest of their lives, but your site inspired me to take action and preserve them while i still can!

Dora Ferrari said:   August 20, 2010 11:42 am PST
We have a similar period home (1910), almost the same layout we're restoring! Hate to say it but we gave in on the bathroom after a bad DIY attempt upstairs and that is currently in the hands of some restoration specialists. We opted to have the tub/sink reglazed... hope we didn't make a mistake :-( . Seeing your house makes me wonder if we had a back stair case... how did you know yours had been there?

John Reynolds said:   August 10, 2010 5:14 am PST
Hey Neighbors. This website and the work you are doing on the home are both outstanding. Thank you both for not only being great neighbors, but for giving your home the respect and care it deserves and for memorializing its history and the history of the neighborhood for all of us to enjoy. Great job! John

Karin from Missouri said:   July 27, 2010 4:18 pm PST
What a beautiful home you have found. The history alone is amazing. I envy you for being able to take this on and finish it the way it needs to be done. There is no doubt in my mind that you will make it just like it was, once again. Good luck to you both and I will check back monthly to see your progress.

Nicole from Texas said:   July 27, 2010 12:04 am PST
I stumbled on your site totally out of the blue while looking for something else. BUT, I have to say when I saw the picture of your house in the snow, I just had to stop and take it in! Breathtaking!!! I nearly said it should be on a Christmas card but it's prettier than a Christmas card. You should get cards made out of it. And when I thought there couldn't be a prettier scene than the snow scene, I saw the picture in Spring and my mouth flew open again. The lush greenery that surrounds it is spectacular! Truly, if Hollywood directers saw these two pictures, they would choose your yard for any location scenes that called for a colonial house. Seriously, you know how they like to film authentic places and houses. Well, I've embarrassed myself raving on like this but I just had to comment!

Cynthia A Thompson said:   July 17, 2010 3:01 am PST
Love sharing your progress!! Your updates and history information are amazing!!

Jacky Cormier said:   June 30, 2010 12:18 pm PST
LOVE your house! You are doing a great job. Enjoying the updates!

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