Posted 03-10-2003 at 05:54:48
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Thanks for the link to Green & Green!
I was really surprised to see that that style is similar to a house I have, but not living there right now.
Twenty Two years ago I needed to find a home, and my dad had a lot in the country. He was as I was also, living in the city.
Couldn't find a house that I could afford where I was living at the moment. He convinced me to build on his lot.
By then a new company was selling a system using pre-cut lumber in construction which was known as the American Ready-Cut System. They would sell you something like a 'kit' with plans, where everything was included; all the lumber, kitchen and bathroom equipment. They had about 6 models; I chose a small but beautiful cottage or chalet style with gable roof, [been trying to look for the word in english; three-cornered surface at the end of the roof with sloping sides and a pointed top :-)]. Two story, buit on a concrete foundation on a slope, so on the slope is a big basement. On the second floor are two huge bedrooms, on the first, a third bedroom and the rest of the rooms. I think I spent less than 30 thousand in total. And neither Hugo or George huricanes did any damage at all, only on the roof shingles.
Got married, and divorced. Had to move back to the city because I was closer to my new job.
Now...The house has been empty for some years and my husband and me are remodeling. It's amazing the good condition of the wood after all these years. But it needs a lot of work. The addition of rooms we are working on are all in concrete but will eventually be covered in wood panels to mantain the original style of the house.
It will take some time before is finished because we are too busy with a new work project an hour and a half away from the house. We might need to move closer to work but will keep on working on the it and will eventually be our home.