this was the original refrigerator ... or ice box. water from the artesian well was piped around the box to keep it cool ~ and trust me, the water up here is always cold right out of the pipes.
these are original kitchen cabinets. there was a wood and electric stove to the left out of the picture that were replaced by an electric stove and refrigerator. a large sink was off to the right, which was replaced with a smaller sink and dishwasher. that is about the extent of the "upgrades" to the kitchen.
a built-in china hutch in the dining room.
the window panes and frames are all still original and lift on original rope and pulley mechanisms. they will need to be reframed or resealed so that they don't let the (nasty) cluster flies in the house, but they want to keep them as close to the originals as possible. i suggested maybe adding amber colored stained glass to the upper three panes to keep with some of the Craftsman and Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie homes.
this is an original secretary's desk and chair that were once used by Gail's great-great-grandparents. love love love the carved twisted legs on this desk
dividing the living room from the music room are these exquisite columns (love love love the mission style detail at the top!) and built-in book cases with the original leaded glass doors (how many times can i say love for these?)
the piano that has been in the music room forever!
another of the original ceiling light fixtures.
Gail is a teacher and works with an online AP school. her desk here has a cat lamp that is beyond exquisite. i love the shade color and how the copper (?) cat has gotten a patina to match.
more of the original furniture and lamp in the music room. love the lamps both in the music room and the upstairs guest room.
the yellow wicker chair is an original to the house. they are in the process of restoring the room and have pulled up the 70's carpet. Gail said that she may recover the wicker chair.