Today was the big day for my private tour of the B.S. Freeman Residence in North Attleborough MA. I was met by Melanie, the gracious owner and general contractor and I had a great tour. I didn't ask to take any pictures today because let's face it, it is still in an unfinished state, but it should be substantially done in 3 weeks when they open to the general public for a tour that will benefit the town historical museum. You know I have procrastinated about painting the baseboards and trim on three doors for over a month now and when I look at the scope of this project it just overwhelms me and makes me feel extremely lazy. There were workers scurrying about, the dining room ceiling was being painted the most luscious shade of yellow, the cabinetmaker was in the kitchen doing some finishing touches. Ohhhh...it was just a beehive of activity. I wasn't able to go in the tower room because the floors had been done and were still tacky. Believe me when I tell you there is nothing tacky about this house and the new buyer will not have to do one. single. thing. when they move in. Okay, I know I am rambling, but I love old houses and this is going to be a combination of all that is good about the original structure with all modern systems and no wallpaper to strip :). Okay, I am going to stop here, but just one more thing, Melanie's mother grew up three blocks from where I grew up. How is that for it's a small world after all? Now try getting that song/visual out of your head !
Tomorrow night I am going to post my memories of my two trips to Ireland just in time for St. Paddy's Day.
Whoops. In my excitement I forgot to tell you that if you live in New England you can see a feature about the house on NECN's Dream House tomorrow at 10:00 AM. Goonight