Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Meet Ms. Freiberg Manor

Ms. Freiberg Manor was born in 1935, so as you may guess, after 77 years she's a little tired and frazzled around the edges, but holds a lot of potential and her charm still stands strong.

I wish our walls could talk. Literally. I want to know what stories she holds and what secrets she keeps locked in those walls. Whose come before us over the last 77 years? We do know she was built by the founder of Rockford Country Club and a large bank here in town, and apparently she was a sight in her prime entertaining many of Rockford's finest.

We have lots of lovely plans for decor, a few paint style face lifts, luscious new flooring, and landscaping. However, with other important repairs keeping us at a standstill right now, I figured now is as good a time as any to introduce you to the Manor as is. Ugly, out dated curtains and all.
No worries, I'm determined that she'll become a beauty once again.

I love the large circular drive and the wooded area surrounding our home. Before- Driveway to be repaved and exterior painted.

 Living Room, 1 of 3 fireplaces in the home. Before- New paint, carpet, ceiling and lighting to come.

View from the living room.

Den. Before- Will be repainted, with new curtains to come as well.

Dining area. Before- Clearly we need furniture and new lighting.

 Guest Bedroom #1. Before- Has been repainted and needs new flooring. Basketball and flag pillow, adios!

More pics to come, once we remove massive amounts of boxes!

1 comment:

hmgarver421 said...

I was just going to post on your FB that I needed pics of your house! It is nice! I can't wait to see what you do with it!