Tale of Two Houses

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I get a pretty steady stream of e-mail from this web site. (which I heartily enjoy)  But, this one just blew me away more than any other.  I was looking at one of my e-mails (from Tina and Scott Humphreys) that had a photo included.  The picture was rather large. and so just the porch was on my screen when I opened it.  Keep in mind that this is when I had my porch on the front page of my website, so I was getting a lot of porch-related e-mails.  So, I am looking at the baluster details and thinking "this looks really nice".  So I scroll over to the right a bit and see the bay window, and now I'm thinking "wow, that is really similar to my bay window"  Then, the side door...then I just detach the picture so I could look at it full screen and..."THAT'S MY HOUSE!!!"  I was truly stunned!

 

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Needless to say, I immediately wrote back, wanting to know more.  I showed my wife and she couldn't believe it either!  I printed the picture of the front of the house and framed it to show people who came over my house.  This was so cool!!!

 

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It turns out that Tina and Scott were looking through hundreds of house plans after purchasing some land.  They were looking for something different, when Scott came across this web site.  They liked the house so much that they decided to hire an architect and builder to copy and build it.  

 

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The first floor is very similar, but with only one fireplace.  They omitted the Vestibule doors, and lowered the side entrance by two steps.  In the Reception Hall, they used a similar walnut trim pattern on the flooring and copied the crown moldings.  

 

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The Main Staircase design was also used.  This allows a person standing on the first floor to look straight up and see clear up to the third floor ceiling - one of my favorite elements of this house.  The floor plan on the second floor is significantly different with three bedrooms, a bath, and laundry room.  We have five bedrooms, a nursery, bath and laundry room.   

 

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The side door was lowered by a few steps.  The basement entrance is in the same place on the left.

 

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My wife and I want to thank Tina and Scott for sharing the pictures of their new house with us.  We hope to see more photos when the house is completed.

 

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