Whatever they ask for it, it will be a steal.
I went to the estate sale to see before it's all staged-up and sterilized.
It shows great in the estate sale, full of furniture, fixtures, brick-a-brac, and people. There were a lot of people in there, the house embraced us all and teased us from room to room.
The leaded glass transoms face the front porch. You can see the porch ceiling and the swing chain.
To my eye beveling makes windows vibrate.
It's 97 years old and perfect, maintained faithfully or painstakingly restored. Dixon, Harrison, Strickland, Neely, et al strive for the always-been-there look. I think Frank Neely might get closest to this style in some of his recent work.
It's a real showoff in winter.
Comfortable for 97 years: original or brand new? Both I think.
How to tile around rough granite with hexagons and blue & white squares.
The vestibule has tile too. Do contemporary houses have vestibules? In the south?
From the foyer. There are 5 major public rooms downstairs plus the kitchen.
The two front parlors have important fireplaces, more on those in a minute.
The biggest public room was about 28' by 14' and features these giant north facing windows.
And who doesn't love columns in antis?
The second floor has bedrooms, the arch, breathing room, and comfortable spaces.
Crisp muntins have been stripped a few times.
This is a medallion.
See the grapes on the globes? This is not a look I like except when I like it. This is the total package. See it bigger, you'll be glad you did.
Salmon and silver, my favorite radiator combo.
Fireplace #1 has a neoclassical panel mirror. We want to adopt it. My camera didn't do well capturing the wall color.
It this wasn't perfectly executed, our eye wouldn't tolerate it. The fireplace breast makes complex curves into the ceiling. It makes for a elegant composition. It's hard to imagine this any other way.
Fireplace #2 has lions the way I like them.
It uses another solution to the fireplace breast, so crisp.
Fireplace #3 is in a bedroom. If you look at the enlarged picture, you can see the embossed wallpaper.
Fireplace #4 is a woody in the salmon bedroom.
I haven't even shown you the doors, or the floors or....
Whatever it costs, it will be a steal.
Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, N.C.
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