Tag Archives: Westover Hills

House Tour and Retrospective

Hi y’all.  It’s been one heck of a start to 2013.  I got on a blogging roll, and then became completely sidetracked by life — my dad had a big health scare, my husband and I were sick with a mean, nasty virus for almost 3 weeks, and both kids got the stomach bug at the same time.  Whew.

So, I think I mentioned that we had professional photographs taken of our old house before we moved.  Interior designer extraordinaire, Cathy Green, is featuring our Westover Hills house on her blog right now.  The pictures were taken by, her sister, the amazing Beth Furgurson.

The photos made me miss so much about our old house…

I adored the front porch and our red door.


{This picture was taken as we drove away on the day of closing.  Yes, they asked to keep the porch furniture and we agreed.  Pumpkins were complimentary.}

I loved the pane-less windows and the feeling of living in a treehouse.


I am so proud of all of our DIY projects, most of which remain with the new owners.

Back Camera

{Our DIY roller shades — remains the most pinned blog entry on spark!}

But most of all, I loved the house because of the people who lived there and all of the memories we made during the six years under its roof.

Back Camera

{Clare and her playroom}


{Sleeping Julia}


{Lazy summer days in my beloved orange kitchen}


{Dad reading with his girls before bedtime}

So, pop on over and see the professional pictures and Cathy’s really nice blog post.

And, stay tuned for pics of what’s been going down at the new house.

Follow me on insta for real-time updates (ada_marie).  🙂

Non-Stalkerish Look at a House on My Jogging Route

Check out this post on Young House Love for a look inside one of my favorite houses on my neighborhood jogging route.  They have done an amazing job with the small spaces that come with a turn-of-the-century house.   I love that I got to peek at the inside without pressing my face up against the glass and praying that no one is home!

Favorite Things Friday!










Do you love these delightful doors in my neighborhood as much as I do?

These photos are examples of some of my favorite doors in Westover Hills, my little haven in the City of Richmond.  Most houses in the area were built between 1920 and 1940.  The architecture and style vary throughout, with Cape Cods located next to Spanish Colonials and Tudor Revivals, with a few farmhouses and Arts and Crafts bungalows scattered through the neighborhood.  The British street names add to the charm of the area: Devonshire, New Kent, Dorchester, Leicester, Peterborough and Caledonia, to name a few.

I love the salmony-red door in the last picture – which door is your favorite?