our house

The summer of two thousand and four brought four hurricanes to Florida and the realization that the roof patio doors were leaking. We had not planned to replace the doors for several years but as our inclement weather showed us it would be necessary before the next hurricane season, we hired a contractor to remove and replace the siding, as well as replace the doors and windows along the north wall of the main story.


The was the back wall of the main floor and roof gardens when we purchased the home, which had two pairs of eight-foot wide sliding glass doors and a good portion of the siding and fascia was covered with lichen.


The is one of the two pairs of six foot French doors with integrated blinds between the two panes of glass that replaced the eight foot sliding glass doors and as a bonus we increased our wall space on the rear wall of the great room by four feet.

Aimee and I installed retractable screen doors for each set of French doors, which will allow us to enjoy the breeze from the north off the lake below in the spring and the fall.

The windows the builder installed were single pane aluminum framed windows and these would be replaced by a more energy efficient dual paned window with a vinyl frame. We replaced the soffit and sanded or replaced portions of the fascia.


The Main Index Page
Our Home Index Page
The Great Room, Page One
The Great Room, Page Two
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