A lot is happening at The House on High Street. Well, more like, outside of the house. Scott and I have officially begun work in transforming our two acres of land.
This outdoor reno project will require more than one season of work. We are (or, soon will be) renovating three dilapitated structures (the Carriage House, the Ice House, and a more-modern-yet-awfully-dated shed), evening-out lopsided hills, replacing dying trees with new ones, removing an over-grown garden, a few patches of cement, a beat-up driveway, and crab grass…and replacing with new asphalt driveway and a well-manicured lawn.
Recently, the exterior of the Ice House has been restored and updated. Now that the nice weather has arrived, Scott and I are looking forward to hosting some outdoor gatherings. The Ice House (and future patio around it) will definitely be the center of attention. It is here where guests will get a taste of Scott’s delicious cheeseburgers and Rachel Maria’s specialty beverages. And, if it gets too hot, we can hang out inside the Ice House, where it stays nice and cool, and play a game of darts or foosball.
The Ice House Reno – Part I
The photos above show all that was finished, by the time we moved in the house (December 2014). We started more work in March 2015. The main roof needed to be replaced.
Once we realized how good the Ice House looked from the outside, we decided to remove the original outhouse. I know. It’s a little sad. (Oh, I’m the only one sad?! LOL)