The Wonder of It All

Random thoughts from a mom in the great Midwest. Working on writing more while chasing 4 kids around the merry-go-round of my life.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

A is for Angle

One of the things that really drew me to our house were the quirks and angles in the ceilings. All three of our bedrooms have neat, angled ceilings. It's because our house is an older home, built in 1938, and has a very angled roof line. The stairwell has many angles as well.

We've been in this house since our twins were two weeks old, and they'll be five in June. It's the first house we bought- we'd spent several years here and there, mostly in rented duplexes, and a couple apartments. We had a horrible experience in our first apartment (needless to say, February in Michigan is not an ideal time for the roof to be replaced), and found a great duplex to rent nearby. It was built in 1951, and had neat touches from that era. Thus started our love of older homes.

This house has been great for our family, though we seem to be bursting at the seams these days. I guess four kids will do that to most homes. Some of the angles are great- Sophie's bed is nestled under her angled ceiling, and our closet has shelves on one side, and the ceiling angles up to the hanging bars nicely. The bathroom ceiling angles from tall by the door and mirror, down to much lower by the window. Our fireplace has nice angles too, and the whole house is angular outside. It's like a modified cape cod style set sideways.



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