Village Charm 1: Before
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- A period house in the heart of the village—on trash day! The structure's footprint couldn't be changed, but the second story was enlarged, and first-floor rooms re-arranged. So far, so good.
- A temple-like storage shed was created at the end of the parking. Note the shingled structure, which is at the rear of a surprisingly deep property.
- The front of the property, showing the other side of the house. Construction is completed. This property line is at the end of the wrought-iron fence. With the exception of a red Japanese maple at the far left, the front of the property is, literally, bare dirt.
- The residence as seen from the back, with a pair of stairways down from the back terrace. Note the complete lack of privacy: you look through the side porch to a car parked across the street.
- As seen from the side of the main house, with its back terrace at the near-left: The diminutive guesthouse at the back corner of the property. It is charming, but wilts in comparison to the neighbor's nearby red period barn.
- The rear of the property, with the shingled structure—a guesthouse—at its back corner. With the exception of a shade tree or two, the site was bare.