Barrel doghouses – Hondenhok http://hondenhok.com/ Fri, 20 May 2022 09:59:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://hondenhok.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-36-120x120.png Barrel doghouses – Hondenhok http://hondenhok.com/ 32 32 Petrichor’s Little House offers a traditional take on the small living room https://hondenhok.com/petrichors-little-house-offers-a-traditional-take-on-the-small-living-room/ Fri, 20 May 2022 09:59:59 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/petrichors-little-house-offers-a-traditional-take-on-the-small-living-room/ Many of the tiny houses we cover are actually quite large and have a modern minimalist design, but the Petrichor, from French Baluchon, returns to the roots of the small living movement with a towable house that incorporates the traditional tiny house style and features with a compact body and sober interior layout that can […]]]>

Many of the tiny houses we cover are actually quite large and have a modern minimalist design, but the Petrichor, from French Baluchon, returns to the roots of the small living movement with a towable house that incorporates the traditional tiny house style and features with a compact body and sober interior layout that can accommodate up to two people.

Le Pétrichor (also known as “the smell of rain”) has an overall length of just 6m (20ft), which is about right for a small French house, given the country’s strict weather laws. towing, but much smaller than many models we see in North America. To put its size into perspective, the Denali XL Bunkhouse is more than twice the length, at 12.6 m (41.4 ft).

Baluchon’s little house is finished in cedar, with aluminum details, and sits on a double axle trailer. It is powered by a standard VR-style hookup. Visitors enter the house into the living room, which seems bathed in light thanks to the generous glazing, and contains a sofa built into the storage which doubles as a guest bed, in the blink of an eye.

Nearby is the kitchen. Baluchon managed to cram in a small folding dining table, as well as a sink, a small refrigerator/freezer, an oven, and a four-burner propane stove. There is also a large storage unit installed. The kitchen connects to the bathroom, which seems very compact, with just enough room for a shower and a toilet.

The interior of the Pétrichor is very comfortable but is compressed into a living room, a kitchen and a dining area

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The bedroom is accessed by a staircase built into the storage and is pretty much exactly what you’d expect from this type of tiny home, with a typical loft-style bedroom that has limited headroom, with a small table and a double bed . However, there is a large storage cabinet hidden behind the bed which doubles as a bedside table. In addition, the Pétrichor contains a secondary loft space. It’s far too small to sleep an adult in and it might have made more sense to make one little larger, but could still be useful as an extra storage nook.

Le Pétrichor is located in Vendée, western France, and serves as a full-time home for its owner and pet cat. We don’t know the price for this exact model, but Baluchon houses start at €80,000 (about US$84,000).

Source: Bundle

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House committee investigates tourism department https://hondenhok.com/house-committee-investigates-tourism-department/ Tue, 17 May 2022 11:02:41 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/house-committee-investigates-tourism-department/ By Rep. Danny Williams Last month, I was appointed by President McCall to a special House committee to investigate the potential misuse of taxpayers’ money through supplier deals with the Department of Tourism and Oklahoman Recreation. This was prompted by a report of alleged improper business practices by Swadley’s Bar-BQ locations at six state parks, […]]]>

By Rep. Danny Williams

Last month, I was appointed by President McCall to a special House committee to investigate the potential misuse of taxpayers’ money through supplier deals with the Department of Tourism and Oklahoman Recreation.

This was prompted by a report of alleged improper business practices by Swadley’s Bar-BQ locations at six state parks, including charging inflated prices for equipment and staffing the Department of Tourism. Since the contract began in the summer of 2020, the state has paid Swadley about $16.7 million in management fees and reimbursements, but the fees generally lack receipts.

After a March report by the Legislative Office of Budget Transparency (LOFT) showed sloppy accounting, lawmakers began to wonder how the contracts came into being and how the money flowed between the state and Swadley’s. The Department of Tourism has since canceled the contract with Swadley’s, and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation confirmed in April that it was opening a criminal investigation.

The bipartisan, 15-member House Special Investigative Committee will examine the circumstances surrounding this contract, which gave Brent Swadley generous terms and extraordinary power, as well as other uses of public resources. The job of law enforcement is to determine if the laws have been broken, but the job of this committee is to determine if the laws need to change.

The committee has the power to compel witnesses and records through subpoenas if its requests to voluntarily comply are not granted, and testimony at hearings will be provided under oath. Last week, the committee served two subpoenas on the directors of the Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency (LOFT) and the Office of Management and Business Services (OMES).

On Thursday, the special commission of inquiry met for the first time.

The committee first heard from Mike Jackson, Director of LOFT. Jackson Oklahoma taxpayers could have saved $12.4 million if good practices had been followed. One concern he reported was a bill for an $11,000 cheese melter, but during their research, LOFT could not find such a device by the manufacturer that cost more than $5,500.

Jackson also showed a refund of 93,000 miles during the month of September, which he says is roughly equivalent to flying around the world multiple times. For more context, the total length of Route 66, which begins in Chicago and ends in Santa Monica, is 2,400 miles, which means that Swadley charged the state for mileage equivalent to driving the entire length of Route 66 more than 38 times.

OMES director Steven Harpe was also summoned last week for Thursday’s meeting, but was previously due to travel out of the country for his honeymoon. In his place, Brandy Manek, director of gaming budget, policy and compliance, was present instead. The committee will interview Harpe at a later date.

We want to make sure the investigation is thorough and uncovers every stone, so we’ll follow where the evidence leads us. We need to get to the bottom of this issue so taxpayers know where their tax dollars are going. Oklahomaians deserve to trust the government agencies that spend their tax dollars.

Representative Danny Williams, a Republican, represents House District 28 in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Its district includes Seminole County and northern Pottawatomie County.

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Mid-Century Oswego Ranch on 2 Acres with Stream: Wow House https://hondenhok.com/mid-century-oswego-ranch-on-2-acres-with-stream-wow-house/ Mon, 16 May 2022 15:00:09 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/mid-century-oswego-ranch-on-2-acres-with-stream-wow-house/ OSWEGO, IL – Sitting on two acres of land in the Burkhart community of Oswego sits a mid-century ranch. The house commands attention with its unique architecture from the outset, and the features only continue once inside. Whoever ends up buying this gem built in 1961 will not only get a house steeped in history, […]]]>

OSWEGO, IL – Sitting on two acres of land in the Burkhart community of Oswego sits a mid-century ranch. The house commands attention with its unique architecture from the outset, and the features only continue once inside.

Whoever ends up buying this gem built in 1961 will not only get a house steeped in history, but also a television and a lawn mower, according to the Redfin listing.

Priced at $625,300, the home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a detached three-car garage. The open-plan kitchen in the home is painted white and features sleeper cabinets, while the adjoining family room leads outside to a spacious patio.

For those who love exposed brick, this home is not for the faint of heart as the majority of rooms feature an exposed brick wall.

From the courtyard, the owners will have access to a basement through a set of cellar doors. The space, partially furnished, offers additional storage space away from the main living rooms of the house.

The hardwood floors inside have been locally machined and parts of the house have recently been updated including a new roof over the house and garage, a fully insulated attic and a new sump pump.

  • Address: 9 Bednarcik Court, Oswego
  • Price: $625,300
  • Square feet: 3,300
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Listing Description: This home has a yard that makes you feel like your home away from home! Beautiful exposed brick walls and patio doors galore that illuminate the home with natural sunlight as well as skylights! All patio doors lead to a brick patio that extends through the master bedroom. Don’t miss this one! Near the heart of downtown Oswego, a tree-lined driveway leads to a house with a unique architectural design. Locally machined hardwood floors, new high end roof in 2020, new garage roof 2020, garage shingles 2021, fully insulated attic 2020, new patio 2021, new dishwasher and microwave, new sump pump 2021, new private well 2015, this home is complete with two fireplaces, beautiful kitchen, spacious laundry room. Other features include an en-suite master bedroom wing, a private office and a separate three-car garage with a heated and air-conditioned finished loft that sits adjacent to the home, perfect for entertaining or for a large office space. Enjoy creek views from almost every room. TV in the garage stays, riding mower also comes with the property. Come and enjoy your beautiful home just in time for summer!

Entered by: Jami Douglas, Keller Williams Elite

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Wow House: $1.2M Oakdale Home on Connetquot River Island https://hondenhok.com/wow-house-1-2m-oakdale-home-on-connetquot-river-island/ Sat, 14 May 2022 21:01:38 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/wow-house-1-2m-oakdale-home-on-connetquot-river-island/ OAKDALE, NY – This waterfront home is located on the Connetquot River, sharing a half island with another home. With four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, a spacious yard, and guest space, you’re sure to find serenity in this Oakdale home. Address: 30 Biltmore Ave, Oakdale, NY Price: $1,245,000 Square feet: 2,325 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 […]]]>

OAKDALE, NY – This waterfront home is located on the Connetquot River, sharing a half island with another home. With four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, a spacious yard, and guest space, you’re sure to find serenity in this Oakdale home.

  • Address: 30 Biltmore Ave, Oakdale, NY
  • Price: $1,245,000
  • Square feet: 2,325
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Listing Description: Very unique and beautiful waterfront property in the Connetquot River. The house shares half an island with another house, on . 47 acres, the access bridge is shared, then a large parking lot. The house has 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, including a guest area, granite countertops, wood floors, an attached 2 car garage with a loft and a workshop. 2 Lg decks, one around the partially inground pool, a Trex off Den with 3 sliders. Brand new partition, 2021. Outdoor shower, landscaped courtyard, treehouse. Close access to 2 parks. Far, far too many to list. Another house on the island, #32, is also available, MLS#3398632, or together MLS#3398622. Possible family complex or housing/rental opportunity. City clock, garage cabinets and swing are not included.

Listed By: Karin Hopkins, Island Advantage Realty LLC

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Listed By: Karin Hopkins, Island Advantage Realty LLC
Listed By: Karin Hopkins, Island Advantage Realty LLC
Listed By: Karin Hopkins, Island Advantage Realty LLC
Listed By: Karin Hopkins, Island Advantage Realty LLC
Listed By: Karin Hopkins, Island Advantage Realty LLC
Listed By: Karin Hopkins, Island Advantage Realty LLC
Listed By: Karin Hopkins, Island Advantage Realty LLC
Listed By: Karin Hopkins, Island Advantage Realty LLC
Listed By: Karin Hopkins, Island Advantage Realty LLC

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Lewis & Clark College students build and plan to donate a tiny house: ‘We have a housing shortage’ https://hondenhok.com/lewis-clark-college-students-build-and-plan-to-donate-a-tiny-house-we-have-a-housing-shortage/ Fri, 13 May 2022 02:09:00 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/lewis-clark-college-students-build-and-plan-to-donate-a-tiny-house-we-have-a-housing-shortage/ Most college students can relate to living in a small space, from a dorm room to sharing a place with roommates. Undergraduate students at the liberal arts college Lewis & Clark in Portland take their consciousness to the next level: in addition to their academic work, they learn carpentry and other construction skills in their […]]]>

Most college students can relate to living in a small space, from a dorm room to sharing a place with roommates. Undergraduate students at the liberal arts college Lewis & Clark in Portland take their consciousness to the next level: in addition to their academic work, they learn carpentry and other construction skills in their spare time to build a compact house to give away.

Members of the college’s Tiny House Club have already laid the wood flooring, installed the frame and hammered the roof of a 128 square foot house on wheels that will help a person with a developmental disability live on their own.

The portable housing will be donated to Community Vision, a Portland-area nonprofit that provides individualized housing, supported living, employment and homeownership services to Oregonians with disabilities.

“It’s wonderful when young people [like the Lewis & Clark College volunteers] reflect on these issues and help us overcome the stigma and the idea that people with developmental disabilities cannot live independently,” said Community Vision Executive Director Jennifer Knapp.

“In fact, people with developmental disabilities do better when they are integrated into our vibrant community,” she said, adding that people who want more independence enjoy individual housing rather than living. in multi-family or group housing.

Obstacles: The high cost of real estate in Oregon and a long-standing housing shortage. Even alternatives to a single-family home are expensive.

An accessory self-contained dwelling unit (ADU) on a foundation costs more than $200,000 in the Portland area, and a tiny house on a trailer costs about $80,000 to build and outfit, Knapp said.

The Tiny House Club doesn’t have that much money. The group received $16,500 this school year from a fund that supports student organizations and activities.

What they have are 35 students committed to building an energy-efficient and sustainable home.

“We have [underused] land and we have a housing shortage,” said Elijah Black, a junior economics major at Lewis & Clark who co-founded the Tiny House Club two years ago with Mari Johnson, a senior who plans to get a bachelor of arts. arts in physics this year.

“There is a need,” Johnson agreed. “Community Vision can immediately place our little house.”

The hope is to have the house that is smaller than a parking space completed this year, despite pandemic-induced supply chain challenges, the steep learning curve for students and their overloaded schedules.

“We’ll do everything we can by December and then donate it,” Black said.

This luxury tiny house in Southeast Portland has two beds and one bath.Airbnb

More than a novelty or a fad fueled by reality TV shows, homes under 400 square feet make environmental and economic sense and can help stave off the housing crisis, studies show.

A presentation at Lewis & Clark College by Stephen Aiguier of Portland-based design-build firm Green Hammer included a report from Oregon showing that downsizing the home is the most beneficial factor in reducing gas emissions greenhouse and construction waste.

Well-designed tiny homes typically have low maintenance and utility costs, factors that can make them affordable, especially during an economic downturn.

A movement for small, mortgage-free, homemade homes grew during the Great Recession after the housing market collapsed in December 2007. Interest in small-scale, low-cost housing such as family suites, motorhomes and van conversions was revitalized in 2020 at the start of the coronavirus pandemic when millions of American workers lost their jobs.

Having a second small dwelling in the backyard filled a need when adult children returned to the family home after businesses and colleges closed to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and several generations decided to live together.

To combat the anemic supply of living space in Portland, the city in 2021 approved the expansion of single-room housing and group living arrangements, allowed landlords to have two ADUs, and legalized the long-term living in motorhomes and tiny houses on wheels parked on residential properties.

Using funds received from Lewis & Clark College activity fees, the Tiny House Club purchased a 16-foot-long Iron Eagle trailer (approximately $5,260) and paid $79 for Sweet Pea house plans from PAD Tiny Houses, Portland’s original resource for small footprints. construction.

PAD co-founder Dee Williams wrote her best-selling book, “The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir,” in her house on wheels, where the total floor space is no more than a full size bed sheet.

Lewis & Clark’s tiny house will have a kitchen, bathroom and loft bed platform under its pitched roof.

The structure’s frame and walls are made of new two-by-four lumber and plywood to “make sure it’s square,” Johnson said. The club hopes to use salvaged materials like recycled denim insulation and repurposed wood for countertops.

Portland Little House hero Dee Williams wrote "The Big Tiny: a memoir constructed by myself" (blue rider press)

Reclaimed wood can be used as a counter.Janet Eastman

Adam Ferrel, the college’s chief carpenter, oversees the project.

Johnson and Black say working on the tiny house has given them and other club members confidence and life skills.

“Some of us didn’t know how to use power tools before,” Black said, “but now we’re teaching others.”

Johnson added, “I really believe that in order to be well-balanced, you have to know that you can work with your hands and build something.”

— Janet Eastman | 503-294-4072

jeastman@oregonian.com | @janeteastman

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Vacation Tiny at Adorable Tuxbury Tiny House Village in NH https://hondenhok.com/vacation-tiny-at-adorable-tuxbury-tiny-house-village-in-nh/ Wed, 11 May 2022 15:58:41 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/vacation-tiny-at-adorable-tuxbury-tiny-house-village-in-nh/ Sometimes the most comfortable spaces are the best places to rest at night. As the weather warms up and people make upcoming travel plans (exciting, isn’t it?), you or someone you know may be looking for a place to stay during your vacation. There’s no shortage of hotels or Airbnb options you can select, but […]]]>

Sometimes the most comfortable spaces are the best places to rest at night.

As the weather warms up and people make upcoming travel plans (exciting, isn’t it?), you or someone you know may be looking for a place to stay during your vacation. There’s no shortage of hotels or Airbnb options you can select, but why not choose a more unique location instead? After all, you are traveling and travel is about having new and memorable experiences. Why not get off the beaten track a bit?

We recently found Tuxbury Tiny House Village, a collection of five tiny vacation homes nestled in the Tuxbury Pond RV Resort in South Hampton, New Hampshire.

According to their website, the five houses, named Emerson, Henry, Clara, Riley, and Murphy, each have their own “character and personality,” and start at around $135-145/night. Depending on the house you choose for your getaway, from 2 to 6 people can stay there.

The site also states that all homes have kitchens, full bathrooms, and basic cable televisions. Some have heating and air conditioning, and a few even allow pets.

And we weren’t kidding that these homes have personality. The descriptions of each individual home offer a unique personification of that home’s charm. Take for example Murphy’s introduction:

Murphy makes the ultimate buddy. He sticks by his friends through thick and thin and always puts others before himself. His true passion in life is anything and everything related to sports, and he hosts the best viewing parties. Because of this, he’s the best person to have on your sports-themed trivia team. Murphy is someone you can drink and chat with for hours, preferably while sailing or fishing.

So, what does the interior of these small houses look like? Well, let’s take a look and learn more about three of them: Clara, Henry, and Riley.

To find out more about Tuxbury Tiny House Village or to make a reservation, click here.

Vacation Tiny at Adorable Tuxbury Tiny House Village in New Hampshire

Tuxbury Tiny House Village in South Hampton has several tiny houses you can stay in on your next vacation. Here’s a look inside three of them.

Speaking of unique places to stay while on vacation, check out this cozy Airbnb treehouse in Dunbarton, New Hampshire.

Spend the night in this cozy Airbnb treehouse in Dunbarton, NH

A frame cabin on its own island in New Hampshire is elegant serenity

There’s no better place to get away than Oliver Lodge’s A Frame Cabin. It is located on its own island in the middle of Lake Winnipesaukee!

Take a tour inside.

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After three generations, Knockrea House, a dazzling £1.4million Blackrock Road, is set to change hands https://hondenhok.com/after-three-generations-knockrea-house-a-dazzling-1-4million-blackrock-road-is-set-to-change-hands/ Sun, 08 May 2022 14:45:00 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/after-three-generations-knockrea-house-a-dazzling-1-4million-blackrock-road-is-set-to-change-hands/ KNOCKREA House is a knockout. Sequestered from prying eyes, in a scenic driveway, at the town end of Blackrock Road, so that only those who live there or have business visits can enjoy it, this is a one bedroom home. such color and texture, crossing the threshold is like stepping through a portal to some […]]]>

KNOCKREA House is a knockout. Sequestered from prying eyes, in a scenic driveway, at the town end of Blackrock Road, so that only those who live there or have business visits can enjoy it, this is a one bedroom home. such color and texture, crossing the threshold is like stepping through a portal to some kind of golden age. Everywhere you look is rich in patterns, fabrics, plants and character, and rows – by the dozens – of family photos.

drawing room

The people who lived there preserved its essence, but also embraced it, so that while it is a phenomenally elegant and rather grand house, it is also one where posters of 80s pop culture are hung, unashamedly, on its heavy-handed walls covered in bold patterned wallpaper, and where hundreds of childhood memories hang in frames next to giant, gilded antique mirrors, at beside antique brass light fixtures, above exquisite fireplaces – a sanctuary for the life that lived there.

kitchen photo gallery
kitchen photo gallery

The grounds, too, have hit the right note of informality, as the driveway is perfectly curved and lawns are mowed, wild garlic and bluebells abound, and flowerbeds are cleverly planted to avoid the need for rigorous weeding.

Knockrea House lush grounds
Knockrea House lush grounds

Surrounded by tall mature trees and shrubs, including the exquisite Magnolia, whose sheen is fading, the gardens span an acre, which may seem like a lot of work, but it’s not. not the case, according to the hostess.

Curved road to Knockrea House
Curved road to Knockrea House

She is well placed to make judgments because her family has lived there for three generations. Their association with Knockrea House began in the 1940s and before that a family, surnamed Dobbin, were the occupants. A review of the 1901 and 1911 censuses shows that a Leonard and Sara Clough Dobbin lived at Knockrea, Blackrock, with their six children (four girls, two boys), but it does not identify the name of their property (there is another Knockrea House on Douglas Road, former IBEC offices, has just been sold by Lisney, for residential use, for just under €1.5 million).

Belfast-born Leonard Snr was a tobacco merchant and manufacturer and later a business manager, so it’s conceivable that he could have afforded a house like this.

The reason this piece of history may be relevant is that the current owner remembers the surname Dobbin as being that of two sisters and a brother who lived in the house before his grandparents bought it. . The siblings split it in two, with the women living upstairs. The remains of an elevator leading to their apartment are still visible from the pantry.

The house, built around 1835, was purchased by the current owner’s grandparents, surname Cussen, in the 1940s.

Knockrea House Front Facade
Knockrea House Front Facade

The saleswoman says her grandfather was a veterinarian with Cork Corporation (now the city council) and her grandmother was a ‘wonderful businesswoman’, who came from Macroom to town in her twenties and sold butter on the English market.

“She then opened two grocery stores, one on Princes Street and one on Oliver Plunkett Street, but had to adapt the business with the arrival of supermarkets. His son has turned the stores into bakeries,” the seller explains. These were The Farmhouse on Oliver Plunkett Street and Macroom Dairies, (a nod to his birthplace) on Princes Street, the latter still in family hands, operating as Cork Art Supplies.

As a child, the saleswoman spent a lot of time at Knockrea House and recalls fond memories of her grandfather making jam in large vats in a barn. She also remembers learning to drive in a field in front of the house.

“The land extended to Monahan Road from where there was an entrance,” she says. But when the grocery stores came under pressure, they sold a field, a vegetable and fruit garden and a yard that contained a stable with a loft, as well as the barn, to raise funds.

observation tower
observation tower

The saleswoman also recalls hearing of a racecourse, called Cork Park, located between Center Park Road and Monahan Road, which was built in the 1860s and closed in 1917. While this was before its time, the old owners of Knockrea House used to climb up to the tower (yes there is a small observation tower, accessible by ladder now) and watch the races from there.

The seller’s grandparents spent a dozen years at Knockrea House before building two semi-Ds in what was part of his gardens, one for themselves and one for one of their daughters . These houses, visible from the main road, are still in the family.

It was now the 1950s, and with the grandparents downsizing, the seller’s parents (his father was Raymond O’Neill, a pathologist in North Infirmary) bought the house for them and moved in, after living near Ardfoyle Avenue, and then Santa Ana, near the SMA Church on Blackrock Road.

They stayed there for about 25 years, but in 1980, when her father died, the saleswoman moved in with her husband. Both were doctors and had spent half a dozen years in the United States and three more in Waterford after their return.

In anticipation of their move to Knockrea House, the seller’s mother has undertaken a major renovation of the basement (formerly the kitchen), creating an apartment for herself which contains two bedrooms (one en-suite), living room, kitchenette , a bathroom, a guest toilet and a laundry room. .

Living room in the basement
Living room in the basement

It doesn’t have the old-world feel and grandeur of the main house, but it does have access to a lovely sunny patio and separate entrance.

Patio above basement
Patio above basement

A new owner could reuse it as a work space/studio/surgery or keep it as accommodation for an au pair/another generation of family/rental income. The only other major change in its nearly 200-year history was the addition of a two-storey wing in 1896, as shown in Buildings of Ireland, which dates the original house to 1835.

The wing added in 1896 has a double bay window
The wing added in 1896 has a double bay window

In its assessment, Buildings of Ireland states that it is a “particularly intact 19th century detached house, retaining significant original fabric”, with beautiful granite steps leading to the Victorian tiled entrance porch, framed by two arches.

A similarly rounded front door leads into a hallway with a 13 foot high ceiling and a fireplace. Like most of the house, it’s a visual feast.

Richly textured hallway with fireplace
Richly textured hallway with fireplace

A door from the hallway opens into a massive living room, lavishly rendered as a Merchant Ivory production, which runs the full depth of the house, with two sublime fireplaces where stained glass is a feature; huge antique mirror overcoats, ornate cornices, matching wall light fixtures, a giant picture window at one end and two large sash windows at the other, overlooking the beautiful south facing rear garden.

Sumptuous living room
Sumptuous living room

And then there are the plants. And the rows and rows of photos.

Back in the hallway, a beautifully curving staircase rises in front of a stunning stained-glass Venetian window.

Venetian colored glass window
Venetian colored glass window

Across the hall is the ‘morning room’ with another bay and full-length sash windows which the owner says was his grandparents’ favorite room.

Morning lounge with bay window
Morning lounge with bay window

Further still – with a lovely compact photo gallery kitchen in between – is the very large living room, favored by the more recent generation, also with a massive bay window and high ceilings, a magnificent original fireplace and solid wood flooring and a door to the gardens.

Living room with dining table
Living room with dining table
Bay window door to the garden
Bay window door to the garden

In the middle of this visually stimulating piece is a fabulous antique blue slotted scale in the shape of a lollipop from the Limerick pharmacy of the owner’s husband’s family. A career in the medical world is a theme – the current owner was a doctor attached to the Blood Bank mobile unit while her late husband was a psychiatrist with the Brothers of Charity.

The owner is downsizing, but will retain a connection to the family home, as her move is only down the driveway, to the Gate Pavilion, which Coughlan deKeyser Architects are currently renovating.

Wrought iron deck off the kitchen
Wrought iron deck off the kitchen
French doors to deck
French doors to deck

It will be a big change from the 5,432 square feet of space she’s used to at Knockrea House, where lovely features abound, such as the beautiful wrought-iron bridge spanning over the patio, out of the double doors of the kitchen, leading to the rear garden, one of the owner’s favorite spots on a sunny morning, surrounded by birdsong.

Kevin Barry of Barry Auctioneers sells Knockrea House and he markets it with an AMV of 1.4 million euros. He describes it as a “truly captivating period house, with impressive accommodation over three spacious levels”.

Room
Room
Bathroom bathed in light
Bathroom bathed in light

The first floor contains six bedrooms, off a long, bright hallway, with steps at either end. Access to the tower is via this floor.

Mr Barry notes that the house is “in good decorative condition…with wonderful original detailing”, many dual-aspect rooms and “impressive ceiling heights”. Although some investment is required (it would be a shame to modernize too much), Mr Barry rightly says that this is “a wonderful opportunity to acquire a unique home of style and distinction”, situated on a beautiful wooded grounds.

The owner says she has “always felt privileged to live here”, and her hope is that Knockrea House, 1 mile from the town centre, will continue to be as loved and well lived as she is. was by three generations of his family. .

VERDICT: Neither the passage of time nor the whims of different owners have compromised the fundamental beauty of Knockrea House. Although it requires some investment, whoever buys will be acquiring a genuine original on a road lined with beautiful homes.

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Hampshire house prices: Hart tops for extension applications as owners seek to increase home value https://hondenhok.com/hampshire-house-prices-hart-tops-for-extension-applications-as-owners-seek-to-increase-home-value/ Sat, 07 May 2022 14:46:41 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/hampshire-house-prices-hart-tops-for-extension-applications-as-owners-seek-to-increase-home-value/ The confinements have allowed many people to test their DIY projects. Across the country, DIY activities increased by almost 50% during the first Covid-19 lockdown, compared to the same period a year earlier. While some projects only went so far as sprucing up the garden or repainting the bedroom, there are households that have taken […]]]>

The confinements have allowed many people to test their DIY projects. Across the country, DIY activities increased by almost 50% during the first Covid-19 lockdown, compared to the same period a year earlier.

While some projects only went so far as sprucing up the garden or repainting the bedroom, there are households that have taken home improvements to the next level. One area in Hampshire has seen a notable number of requests for house extensions.

In Hart (which covers areas like Fleet, Hook and Yateley), one in 38 homes applied for planning permission for an extension in 2021. This made it the most popular area in Hampshire for extensions and the 35th highest UK.

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Working from home has increased the desire for more space in existing homes, leading more homeowners to convert and expand their lofts. However, this research from Mojo Mortgages is also indicative of the upward trend in house prices.

Explaining the results, CEO Richard Hayes said: “Although building costs continue to rise, it is perhaps unsurprising to see huge demand for home improvements such as extensions, particularly in London. and in the southeast where the demand for space is incessant.

“With people continuing to spend much more time at home than before the pandemic, the desire to maximize the space you have is clear, not to mention the fact that an extension has the potential to significantly increase the value of your house.”

However, while Hart’s owners’ desire for more space is clear, it falls far short of the level of those living in the capital. The top 10 locations with the highest extension requests were in London, with one in 11 properties seeking planning permission in Westminster.

This trend could be stimulated by a buoyant housing market. Average UK house prices peaked at £360,000 at the start of the month, while Zoopla data shows the average selling price for the South East was £444,508 over the past twelve months.

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Home improvements that add the most value to a home https://hondenhok.com/home-improvements-that-add-the-most-value-to-a-home/ Wed, 04 May 2022 12:22:00 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/home-improvements-that-add-the-most-value-to-a-home/ Making a good first impression is vitally important in any transaction – but no more so than when looking to sell your home. However, any potential buyer worth their salt will always want to take a closer look, especially when hundreds of thousands of pounds are at stake. It goes without saying that any necessary […]]]>

Making a good first impression is vitally important in any transaction – but no more so than when looking to sell your home. However, any potential buyer worth their salt will always want to take a closer look, especially when hundreds of thousands of pounds are at stake.

It goes without saying that any necessary repairs to your home should be done before it goes on the market. There are other measures that cost nothing but attention to detail and maybe a little elbow grease.

Decluttering your home, deep cleaning it, rearranging your garden, repainting windowsills and installing a planter with pretty flowers could do the trick. Other ideas such as installing new double glazing or upgrading your broadband could be worth the investment and make all the difference.

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Whether you are looking to sell your home or have just purchased a property that needs renovation, a small investment can go a long way. Value for money is essential. Be careful, though, as experts warn that some improvements can actually lower a property’s value.

More often than not, a few small improvements will be enough to make your home stand out. According to the Office for National Statistics, the number of residential properties sold in England last year rose by 10% thanks to a few simple, game-changing improvements.

Here are some home features that real estate experts believe will pay the most dividends.

Double glazing

Your home will instantly become more salable if double glazing is installed, according to real estate agents. Alex Harvey, of Henry Adams Estates in Sussex, said: “Buyers of period homes want wooden window frames.

“Don’t do plastic or they’ll start to cut the price. We sold an Edwardian terraced cottage for £40,000 more than we expected two years ago.”

He added: ‘All the owners did was replace the single glazed windows with wooden framed double glazed windows costing £18,000.

Faster Broadband

Properties with slow broadband connections tend to be avoided by potential buyers. This is at least the finding of a study conducted by Rightmove. Dubbed ‘the fourth utility’ – after electricity, gas and water – fast broadband that allows occupants of a home to easily stream TV and music without any hassle is a must.

The advice to anyone living in an area with poor reception is to look into installing satellite broadband, which involves installing a dish in the house. “Broadband has become ingrained in people’s lives and is a hugely important factor when choosing a home – its appeal should not be underestimated,” says Bernard Phillips of Rightmove.



A little thought and a wise investment can make all the difference

Edge call

Perhaps the easiest and most cost-effective way to increase the value of your home is to give its exterior a little TLC. Ensuring the front of your property is clean and tidy is a must, as many potential buyers like to have a drive-through, or several, before investigating further.

Kate Hardwick of Smiths Gore said a few “simple improvements” can make a huge difference. “More and more people are looking at houses from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s,” she said.

“Simple upgrades like making brick unattractive and replacing concrete tiles with slate increase appeal and value.” This is an opinion shared by Jonathan Handford, property expert at Fine & Country. “Hanging baskets, flower pots, freshly painting the front door, making sure the fence is neat and clean, as well as trimming hedges and lawns can create a welcoming impression,” he said. .

Ensuite bathrooms

Many new homes come with en-suite bathrooms and this is an increasingly common and sought-after feature. An en-suite bathroom can increase the value of your home and can cost as little as £2,500, according to the House Buyer Bureau website.

Having the space to create an additional bathroom adjoining a master bedroom is obviously a prerequisite. This means that costs can vary greatly depending on the space available.

Carole Ann Evans, of Morris Dibben estate agents, said: ‘If you have a four-bedroom house with only one bathroom, add another – an en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom, ideally.’ Other bathroom improvement ideas include a heated towel rail, new faucets or a glass shower screen instead of a fitted curtain.

A warning

The House Buyer Bureau warns that homeowners should be wary of spending too much on big-budget upgrades. And there is an important reason for this. Their advice is to do a few key upgrades rather than a series of expensive upgrades such as a loft conversion, a purpose-built home office and an extra bathroom.

While they will add value to your home, the expense of big projects like these may not be very good value. The website states: “Remember that there will always be a ceiling price for properties in your area or road. No matter how many jaw-dropping home improvements you invest in, your home will never will never exceed that price.”

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Municipal district: Hutchison House looking for young volunteers https://hondenhok.com/municipal-district-hutchison-house-looking-for-young-volunteers/ Sun, 01 May 2022 10:54:42 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/municipal-district-hutchison-house-looking-for-young-volunteers/ Young people aged 13 to 17, who love history and visiting museums, are invited to participate in the Hutchison House Museum’s Young Curators Camp, which takes place on Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will experience what it’s like to work in a living museum, design their own mini-exhibits, take a behind-the-scenes tour […]]]>

Young people aged 13 to 17, who love history and visiting museums, are invited to participate in the Hutchison House Museum’s Young Curators Camp, which takes place on Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Participants will experience what it’s like to work in a living museum, design their own mini-exhibits, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum and learn how to handle artifacts.

The cost is $20 per youth and pre-registration is required. Please email info@hutchisonhouse.ca or call 705-743-9710 to register or for more information.

Hutchison House Museum is also looking for junior volunteers. These volunteers play an important role in the museum and act as waiters, as was the custom of the time, for Scottish teas throughout the summer. Many junior volunteers continue to serve as guides for public tours of the museum, earning credit for their high school volunteer service requirements.

For more information, please visit phs-hutchisonhouse.ca and download the app. Completed forms can be returned to the Hutchison House Museum, located at 270 Brock St.

muffin party

The women of Emmanuel United Church are hosting a Spring Muffin Party and Bake Sale, Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Emmanuel United Church, 534 George St.

Admission is $5 at the door; please enter through the McDonnell Street door. Masks are mandatory. For more information, please visit emmanuelunitedchurch.ca or call 705-742-8294.

Open doors

After two years of welcoming visitors online, Doors Open Peterborough is pleased to welcome visitors back to the buildings. The free event, which takes place on Saturday, is a celebration of architectural heritage and gives the community a rare chance to see inside buildings not normally open to the public.

The theme of this year’s event is “adaptive design and reuse” and includes five buildings open to the public, including two in the city district, and three walking tours.

Peterborough Collegiate, located at 201 McDonnel Street, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can follow in the footsteps of famous alumni Serena Ryder, Jim Balsillie, and Lester B. Pearson, through the arched doorway and onto the terrazzo floors of this school, originally built in 1908. Masks are encouraged.

The Y Lofts, formerly the YMCA of Peterborough, located at 475 George Street, will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Masks are mandatory. This will be your first, and possibly last, chance to see the only heritage suite and stunning views from the rooftop terrace of this new, modern apartment complex.

“PKAR sponsors Doors Open because we value the opportunity for our community to discover hidden architectural gems, be inspired by our heritage and see behind some doors rarely open to the public,” said Kate Kidd, President of the Peterborough and Kawarthas Association of Realtors. .

The themes of the walking tours include the fire and explosion of Quaker Oats in 1916, the repurposing of buildings on Hunter Street East, and the civic buildings surrounding Confederation Square. For more information, please visit doorsopenontario.on.ca/peterborough.

4RG Dating

For Our Grandchildren’s next monthly meeting, 4RG Meets, will take place online on Monday, May 9 at 7 p.m. President Deborah Pearson will present a lecture entitled What doe a Green Thumb have to do with Climate Change? Pearson is a gardener, former educator and co-chair of the Pollinator Action Committee.

His talk will discuss the impact of climate change on garden plant growth and explore simple ways to support biodiversity, reduce our carbon footprint and help adapt and mitigate climate change in our own backyard. The presentation will be followed by a question and discussion period.

Everyone is welcome; please email 4RGmeets@gmail.com for the Zoom link. Please visit forourgrandchildren.ca for more information.

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