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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Side By Side

A long skinny hall on the second floor shows the contours of a true row house.

I really couldn't find one thing that I disliked about row house living and architecture. 

Tall and skinny, side by side. Sharing a wall with your neighbors. 

There are different styles of row houses. Some are called twins, where two houses share a common wall.

These one hundred year old houses have their share of interesting quirks! Like a quarter bath! Or maybe a corner bath!! In a converted stoop out the back door.

Tall ceilings make for spacious rooms in this long and narrow dwelling.

A patch of grass in the city proper.

In the day of coal burning fireplaces. The coal chute is still in the front of the house.

Lucky to find an original floor and staircase. So many of these row houses have been stripped and flipped in the last few years.

Street parking bumper to bumper. Everyone seems to show consideration for the neighbors parking space.

These unique row homes are on a hilly street. The front stoops and porches in a row. Gradually roll on down to the end of the block.

Nice, large stoops and beautiful landscaped patches of green run along the front of the row.

Come in come in! We have just moved in! 

The Rhododendrons and Azaleas in full bloom.

Peonies and Hostas under the canopies of ancient city trees.

This is the mother-in-law suite. Over looking the back yard.

A cozy TV room snugged in between the upstairs bedrooms.

The front bedroom with great big windows that let the breeze blow through.

A mini kitchen waiting for the island to arrive for under the windows.

Great room for entertaining! 

Books and paintings. A music corner for a turntable and record albums. 

This home is so cool. I found it very hard to leave.

She was built in 1925. An antique house. The stories she can recall. The little Italian lady, named Annie, who grew tomatoes in the back yard. Canning and making sauce, down in the basement, by the light of the coal chute. 

I fell in love with this one hundred year old house in the city.

Congratulations Tim and Garen on your first home. It's a beauty!


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