6.02.2010

pagoda 9...

The Wednesday morning "Pagoda" series chronicles the almost 5 years we spent turning a 1970's Pagoda house into our home.   The story has been on the back burner while I was on vacation and then held the giveaway.  Let's get back to it.  We're still on the outside.  We've seen the before, and the gutting, let's get to the during and after shall we?







One more look at Pagoda from the corner - before...


and now...


Different no?  I don't know about better because I'm sure the people who had the house before us, loved it the way it was.  It's just better for us.  It's our Pagoda now and we're still working on making it what we want, but we do love living here.  Next week, we'll start looking at the inside.

Got a vintage find later today - back to the purses!

10 comments:

Henley said...

I cannot BELIEVE this transformation. I know there is some of that original house under there but it seems impossible. It looks like you must have torn down the original structure completely, yet it's obvious from the pictures, you did not. I would LOVE to see more of the outside. The front door for example. Truly, AMAZING! Also, that is the longest driveway I have ever seen on a house in a neighborhood (vs. the country).

Debby Lee said...

Amazing transformation! I love seeing before and after pictures. Have a wonderful day! xo

kroney said...

Fabulous! Love it! Let's see shots of the whole of the outside, the front, side and back, a total look, giving perspective.

Maria said...

Wow! Just can't come up with a better word - truly blown away. I echo Henley's thoughts - some of the original is under there somewhere - but I bet your neighbors LOVE you now and are sorry if they ever complained in the middle of things! Are you billing them for what you did for their property values??? Just Wow! So very worth it! So glad that, after all that, it feels like home! It is after all, where the heart is - and yours is showing all over this one!

Sarah Ann said...

It's lovely! You guys did such an amazing job!!!

KC said...

To quote Maria, "WOW" is right. Would also like to see more of the outside. That 2nd picture makes it look like there are trees growing out of the top of the house, just thought that was funny.

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Still Still Still blown away you actually did that and put up with everything for such an amazing transformation. You're like my construction idol.

Andrew H. said...

I love before and after shots like nobody's business. Nice job! What a journey.

MJM said...

I am totally going to start calling you guys "Construction Idol". I LOVE that.

shari @ little blue deer said...

LOVE the pagoda house! You guys are amazing, Jeanette, just amazing!!! You should be so proud!