Breezeway +++

14 Aug

Thanks to Mr. Elfcroft, the latest home improvement is an arbor attached to a lawn and garden center right off the dining room.

Lawn and garden center

Lawn and garden center

This structure measuring 9′ X 16′ has a low profile garage door shown here, which created the opportunity to have a functional loft (attic space).  Three windows and a full glass door let in plenty of light.

Breezeway arbor

The breezeway arbor is the bridge between the “lawn and garden center” and the French doors to the dining room.  The ferns still look great despite the unseasonably dry season.

The mystery gate featured in an earlier post was a necessary addition to get the not so little tractor in its new parking spot.

The whole process of designing and building reminded me of the playhouse Pap-pa Hall made for Susan, Pam and I almost 50 years ago.  It was 8′ X 8′, had a real door, crank out windows, linoleum floor, and asphalt shingles.  We had a play kitchen set with a table and chairs.  Another “blast from the past” that comes to my mind is Claire’s first house.  Her dad built it for her in 1997.  Styled after their “main” house, it has 2 floors and electricity.  What lucky girls we are!

Claire's first house

2 Responses to “Breezeway +++”

  1. Candace October 25, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    The breezeway arbor is a beautiful spot. I love the ferns and fountain.

    • elfcroft October 25, 2011 at 8:48 pm #

      Thanks! It exceeded my expectations.

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