full of charm,
painted cottage blue black
trimmed in fluted moulding & with a bold dentil moulding to top it off
Framed by tall green juniper topiaries
and adorned with a red berry grapevine wreath.
This door leads into my French Cottage inspired home.
When we bought our house,
the door that was here was carved with knights, coat of arms –
yes, think medieval-
was splintered and peeling and had long splits in the wood
that allowed rays of sunshine to come through.
It was… interesting… but not so welcoming!
As well, our front door is in a corner
and right next to it on the other wall was a second door that was locked with a padlock.
That is the one you can see in the photo above.
It was a heavy door that was rotting away and had a latch like you would close on a kennel
or storage unit instead of a door handle and lock.
It sat directly next to the door on the other wall.
So you got to the top of the steps
and it was like Alice in Wonderland-
Which door do you open?
My realtor opened the lockbox and found a key to the padlock
and so we unlocked the padlock and hesitantly entered…
Did I mention you needed to use a lot of vision with this house?
more to come…
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