It's what is on the outside that counts

Many of you have seen a few pictures of the  outside of the home. It's lovely. Longshot is currently modeling a mint green shingle with dark green shutters. The  falling windows gives her a slight rustic feel. Don't even get me started about the beauty of the caving in cabin, the smashed chicken coop, or the busted up outdoor brick fireplace. photo (82)

My parents always taught me "It's what is on the inside that counts". Well in this case, I would have to disagree. Here is a peak into her future face lift...please put on your **imagination cap**

Here is the current entrance to the home. We have decided to flip the entrance and make this our "back patio". Eventually, there will be a wrap around deck which will start where you see the door and go around to the backside of the house. We plan on making this a great outdoor eating and grilling area.

Current entrance

Below is a picture from Tuesday (yes...the snow). To the left will be the NEW entrance to the home. There are already steps leading down to the house on the far left, so it makes the transition very easy. There are several reasons for the switch of entrances, but a big one is the view. We have neighbors directly to our right. We don't mind neighbors, but since we have land, we could rather the entrance of the house look out over grass and trees as opposed to someones basketball hoop and American flag.

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Please note the lovely hanging window

The next 3 pictures will give you an idea of the new outside. Although staying with the mint green color was tempted, we have opted to doing cedar siding with a black metal roof. The porch on the house will be about 10 ft in width. The pillars (we think), will be wood with the base being stone.

Front View

Side view from the road. The two windows in front look into the office and guest room. The back part of the house is the Master Bedroom/ Bathroom

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The door spot you see will lead to the back deck which will wrap around to the right side of the house (Master Bathroom/ Bedroom)

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Goal? To make the inside and outside equally awesome...

PS. Demo for this weekend was a huge success. Stayed tuned later this week for another INSIDE update.