our house

The main floor is at ground level of this unusual house, which was constructed on sloped land toward the lake, and has the main living area and dining area in the great room, the main floor kitchen, a powder room, and our home office. The bedrooms, another den, and a six-room apartment are located below and behind the main floor and also at ground level.


This photograph is looking though the living area of the great room and the sheet rock walls on both sides of the fireplace showed water damage, so we replaced those walls.

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The roofs above the main floor are staggered with ten-foot walls in the great room and eight foot walls at either end of the main floor and the wall between the upper and lower roof leaked. The exposed studs are between the main entry foyer area and the den.


The entry foyer of the main floor is to the left of the fireplace and to the right the stairs to the lower floor. We decided on painting the walls Haystack, which works well with the color of the natural wood floors and the stones of the fireplace.


The area below the penny-farthing bicycle we utilized to display photographs from our trips to the resort Portmeirion in Wales. We simulated a seventh wood beam by staining a two by ten wood board above the bicycle. Between the swords is one of the five bracket less shelves we built and stained ebony for the surround sound system. The base molding is five inch plus base molding, which we painted linen white.


The Main Index Page
Our Home Index Page
The Great Room, Page Two
Rear Wall, Main Floor
Rear Wall, Main Floor
The Waterfall
The Middle Bedroom, Page One
The Middle Bedroom, Page Two
The Gazebo, Page 1
The Gazebo, Page 2
The Gazebo, Page 3
The Side Yard & Garden
The Master Bedroom, Page 1
The Master Bedroom, Page 2
The Master Bedroom, Page 3
The Master Bathroom, Page 1
The Master Bathroom, Page 2
The End Bedroom
The Pool Area
The Hallways, Page 1
The Hallways, Page 2
The Children's Den, Page 1
The Children's Den, Page 2
The Stairwell, Page 1
The Stairwell, Page 2
The Children's Bathroom, Page 1
The Children's Bathroom, Page 2
The Main Floor Den, Page 1
The Main Floor Den, Page 2
The Main Floor Kitchen, Page 1
The Main Floor Kitchen, Page 2
The Main Floor Kitchen, Page 3
The Main Floor Kitchen, Page 4
The Main Floor Powder Room, Page 1
The Main Floor Powder Room, Page 2
The Gazebo, Page 4
The Gazebo, Page 5
The Front Porch