Point-in-time: August 2018

At this time of the year we get to wake up to these amazing views out the front windows. All it takes is some rain + humidity + sun + mother nature. We can stare at these scenes all-day, but they only last a few short hours at best. It is always great way to start your day.

Here are a few others from last season, around the same time of year. It is fun learning the seasonal changes of the house and garden.

Point-in-time: January 2018

It never gets old, even if it is incredibly cold, but watching snow fall on this house from: the outside-in; or the inside-out it, is magical. Someone asked, how  much snow the flat-roof can manage, and we did a little digging into the sales materials we have. Apparently, the roof is engineered and tested to withstand 84 pounds per square foot, which means the roof can manage up to 5 feet of wet snow.

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We were curious to see how the new fence was going to hold-up in the extreme temperatures. So far it is doing great, it has withstood incredibly high winds, excessive rain, and now snow and temperatures that haven’t been above freezing point for weeks on end. We are giving the ‘polycarbonate’ material the ‘thumbs-up’.

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And of course we couldn’t have a photo shoot without Banksy in a picture or two.

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Point-in-time: July 2017

Mother nature sure knows how to turn it on. A few days ago, after a summer thunderstorm rolled in through the night, we woke up to sunshine and ‘god-rays’ that stopped us in our tracks. The Frost House truly is in a park-like setting, across the street is a forest preserve that is densely wooded and gives us green for days in the spring and summer months. Come the fall, again mother nature puts on a show and an incredible display of color.

Snow Day

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Snow Day. We were so excited for Mother Nature to return for another blanket of snow, it was welcomed in our house, we had missed it this winter. There is nothing better than a dusting of snow to create the perfect back-drop for the architecture of the house. None-the-less it needs to be cleared, but the leaf blower was not exactly a great idea, so out came the snow-blower, I guess the name should have made us wiser.

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Point-in-time: January 2017

Pure magic. We couldn’t wait to see what the house looked like under a blanket of deep fluffy snow, and we were not disappointed. With floor to ceiling glass panels, the snow gently piled up the sides, and as we sat toasty warm inside feeling like we were in a snow globe.

Banksy our dog was also delighted at the experience, after all snow is his favorite form of weather. It was hard to keep him inside.

Oh! don’t mind out new fence, we will be painting it black in the spring and adding new plantings to the garden beds, planning is in the works.

Although we love the garden, and enjoying time in the screened porch – what we call the ‘aviary’, we really were hoping for a few more snow days than what we have received two far this season. Bring back our ‘snow globe effect’ – just one more time – pleeeease!

Point-in-Time: May 2016

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Here we are sharing some photographs that were taken a day after we put in an offer on the house, May 6th, 2016. It is some documentation of the condition of the home right before we took possession of it on May 27th. We will use these as a reference for ‘before and after’ shots to show the updates that we have made. We are trying to stay period appropriate, not changing too much, but we do live here so we need it to be practical too.

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