SoMoToHo – Pretty Pictures

This is just a picture post. We recently asked the inimitable Trey Freeze to take some shots of the kitchen, powder, and library at the SoMoToHo. I thought you might like to see them. My camera work just doesn’t do justice to Debra’s vision. Trey’s conveys it much better. Hope you like them.

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Photo by Trey Freeze

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Progress in the Powder – Fin

Strong Thighs Required

This picture is blurry but I think that’s appropriate. Debra titled it “Strong Thighs” and it depicts what is sometimes not-so-affectionately referred to as a “squatter.” This one is in Hong Kong in a public restroom. Hence, its cleanliness. Most of Hong Kong’s public face (including, startlingly, its subway stations) is spotless. But clean or not, aren’t we glad that squatters are not de rigueur in the good ol’ US of A? Which brings us back to the SoMoToHo powder bath.

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The Heart of the Home – Part 2

The kitchen is where you live. Change the kitchen and you change the entire feel – the entire living experience – of the home.

Here is another view of the skeleton of our mid-century ranch kitchen reconfiguration and remodel:

6844 brants 020The window/pass-through to the family room has been expanded, the cabinets on the left side of the picture have been extended about 30″ and the space for the sink has shifted out of the corner. Standing at the sink, you will be looking into the family room, toward a fireplace and the TV.

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