A new, old U.S. home

16th August 2016

By Jo Carter

Circumstances recently dictated that we move house, so we packed and unpacked all our possessions for the second time in twelve months.  Our ‘new’ American home was built in 1929 and, except for a fresh coat of paint inside, I think little has been done to it since then.  This makes the house very charming but equally frustrating to live in when you consider how much we rely on convenient plug sockets and modern appliances!

The kitchen especially has elements that are wonderfully traditional, such as a huge ceramic sink and fabulous tap with soap dish.  There is also a full height but extremely shallow spice cupboard which I love and must have been a high priority to someone to have been designed into the original build.

I know that Helen and Tim would be in their element doing a photoshoot here; in their absence I removed the washing up liquid from view and took a few quick snaps.



In such an untouched house we were surprised and pleased to discover that it came with a dishwasher, that is until we found it was neither plugged nor plumbed in.  After a few false starts, we did work it out and it is completely normal now to wheel the machine over to the sink, connect it to the tap and set it running!


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