Posted on 6 August 2013
One of the joys of buying an old fixer-upper is discovering all the wacky things that previous owners have done. Humility of course tempers the pleasure, as a boy can’t help but wonder which of his design decisions will turn out to be the avocado fridge of 2013. Sometimes, though, the universe is generous, delivering a detail so outrageous as to preclude introspection.
My colleague Evan recently bought a fantastic little Cape in Watertown, MA. It’s a solid house in a great neighborhood, and just the right size to be manageable. And it gave us all the gift of carpeted soffits.
But maybe the best detail was evidence of a previous layer of carpet.