In penance for selfishly forgetting to put pictures up, here is a photo of the outside. It was raining freezing rain at the time but it will give you an idea of the outside. The rest of the photos are at home but I should be able to upload those tonight.
Just for your information, the front window is 72w by 68h inches, just massive. You can stand in our front yard and look into the back yard through that window (72w x 48h). The back yard has two fruit trees in it (plum and apricot). I have taken a few pictures that could be there own post (stupid DIY tricks) such as installing the outdoor GFCI outlet cover upside down so it hangs open, painting over the tile in the kitchen with flat paint, and installing self adhesive laminate on hardwood floor, and installing the bedroom doors upside down.
Oh its great! The front window is wonderful! Are you going to put shutters up eventually? I love the mature landscaping and think that come spring when it greens up it will be a little piece of heaven to drive up and see a brick house with white trim amid all that greenery. Enjoy the fruit trees, they grow slowly. I have been growing 2 fruit trees (orange &...?) for 3 years and I dont know if they are any bigger now than when I bought them!
Its a very beautiful home. I do plan on shutters now that the security bars are cut off (these photos were actually taken to prove to the appraiser that they were off).
We will have lots of work come spring with cleaning up the yard and putting plants in but it will be worth it. We do need to trim quite a few things because its rather overgrown.
Yes North Georgia Gal, we laughed more than anything at the previous homeowner's attempts at DIY. For the most part they are easy fixes so that helps. They didn't make any huge mistakes besides the bathroom (no vent and the bathtub wasn't properly braced so it doesn't sit evenly). But we are going to gut and remodel that so no worries.
Nice thing about the windows is that the only time the lights are on is at night. Even on cloudy days, the whole house can be lit by natural light.
Wait till I show you photos of the inside, the plaster walls are actually very pretty and so is the curve where it meets the ceiling.
We are becoming experts on repairing plaster as we ripeed out the door frame to a bedroom to turn it into a library (makes it much more open) and have been plastering and sanding the edge to get it smoothed and repaired.