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Our Homes – The First House We Renovated

We loved 24, especially the location, a quiet street, with great views of the neighbourhood opposite the park and beside some tennis courts. There was only one house next door and so we were not overlooked. We had great views of the park and the meandering roads. There are magnificent trees and small areas of green parkland dotted about the area. In addition the house was nicely set back on higher ground so there was a feeling of space and not being close to the road. It was also close to downtown. That was outside.
It was a real fixer upper; it was heated with electricity, ($$$) and anything that had any charm i.e. the woodwork and light fixtures had been removed – probably in the 60s when old was out and plastic was in, so the only original things that remained were the fixtures and fittings that we did not want such as windows that came with storm windows, a huge pain, the original 1919 kitchen and bathroom. We did however end up purchasing a sweet set of wicker furniture for the sunroom that the seller offered us.
Naively, we thought we could renovate and rejuvenate quickly and reasonably as I had renovated three of our own properties and assisted many other friends and clients in London U.K. before we made the big move.
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The work version I am a versatile client focused professional with wide-ranging experience in organizing, coaching and motivating with the ability to multi-task whatever the situation. My company, Style Organization is committed to helping people though strategies that assist in moving them forward positively with humour and energy. Licensed with Provincial Government of Ontario, Insured and screened by the OPP and RCMP Police Information Vulnerable Sector Check for the elderly. The Social Version is the same just substitute family & friends for clients and colleagues. I enjoy all the fine things in life, reading, theater, opera, gardening, cooking, entertaining, fashion, travel, anything vintage and adores good company. I am presently restoring and renovating a 1928 Tudor Revival house.

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