|Our tree in the garden, from our bedroom window.|
|The first piece we bought for the house was this late 1950s Sputnik brass chandelier (found at Zig Zag) to playfully greet us in the hallway!|
Let me show you the main floor...
|The kitchen (through the window you can see the sun/mud room, which we might get rid of). The sun comes in from the garden!|
|A smart way to keep your dirty dishes away from your guests' sight! Our oldy-worldy butler's pantry, the sink is on the right by the window. We will ultimately turn this tucked-away pantry into a washroom when we renovate the kitchen.|
|The front room|
|The dining room|
|Now I'll take you upstairs to the second floor!|
|Our not-so-functional bathroom. To be improved, sooner than later!|
|Typical 1930s ventilation technique. The chimney goes into the attic and out through a pipe.|
|The middle room or the guest room/ baby room.|
|The office with a walk-out balcony onto Pape Avenue- great for inspiration and relaxation from spring to autumn!|
For your information:
Here is an update of the renovation works we have set as priorities for Operation Pape Manor, Phase 1:
1- Floor sanding and waxing: done before we actually moved in. It changed everything, not only the floors, but the whole look of the house.
2- The 'knob and tube' was put to code just before we moved in (hence a lot of small holes in the walls). Before we patch them, we now have to get the electrician over to shift a few switches, add more outlets, etc. Basically we need to make the electrical more functional : to be done this current week...
3-Energy-saving audit: done! Now we need to get a quote and get started with the insulation job + other energy-friendly improvements. This will have to be done before end of March in order to benefit from an Ontario energy-saving program that will refund us some of the money invested.
Painting, wallcoverings and bathroom reno will come next in Spring (Phase 2).
The kitchen and the sun room will probably not be dealt with before a year time (Phase 3).
I am learning how to be patient ;O)
Chi va piano va sano e chi va sano va lontano!