- The house is back in the family!
- Of possible interest
- Psst, want a good time?
- Approved by the Practical Woman
- Mark Twain on home
- Visit to the Mil
- Amazing grape, how sweet thy taste
- Interview with limestone sculptor Amy Brier
- I’m Betting on the Old
- Daisy Garton’s farm
- Public presentation on May 9
- Persimmon time
- Carving course with Mary May
- A.Z. Vintage: A Business of Her Own
- Too Much Talking!
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Love Lost, Then Found: Catherine Stafford
Most people know Catherine Stafford as an attorney who focuses on family law. But Catherine also happens to be a formidable hands-on remodeler of old houses.
When Catherine bought her Queen Anne cottage in a neighborhood characterized by a preponderance of student rentals, existing owner-occupants rejoiced. “Here comes our Joan of Arc!” I imagine them saying, given her steely Can Do approach.
Catherine had dreamed of owning the house ever since childhood, when she’d known it as the home of her best friend. Years later, she was able to buy it.
And then the fun began.
Because Catherine no longer owns the house (you’ll have to read the story to learn why), there’s just a single image in the book: a picture-perfect-exterior “After.” For a sense of what she invested to produce that money shot, check out these records of what went on behind the scenes.
*Header image not by Kendall Reeves.
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What a bunch of hard labor! Love the last wintery picture.
I’ve forgotten the date – when’s your book signing at Kendall’s?
The book signing will be during the Gallery Walk on October 7th, beginning at 5:30.