Prendre Une Attitude Positive.

     If you buy a fixer-upper, you must be willing to expect an imperfect house.  The determination and vision to see past the undesirable existence of a particular layout or an existing color must be acid strong. A proper renovation takes into consideration, collaboration with other tradesmen to make your vision a reality. It is important to seek the advice and help of those that specialize in certain skillsets. Candis and Andy Meridith are no strangers to renovations.  Co-author of Old Home Love, Candis believes "If you don’t know how to do something, figure out the person who does know."  Architectural Digest magazine recently had a wonderful article on gauging whether or not you have what it takes to survive the fixer-upper adventure - and we do!

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La Maison: Acquisition Day

It is seize-every-room day. The design order of operation is divided and subdivided into levels of priority. We were so anxious to give this tired house a facelift that we were actually glad to get an early rise to the occasion. The neglected garden and interior spaces were mine to conquer. The man of the house enlisted himself to get to know the technical interworking of modern amenities that we often take for granted. After all, this is a guy who has a copy of the NEC and NBC on the bookshelf of his library. I should have full confidence in knowing that the saying “you touch, you fix” will be fully up to Codes. 

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C'est Si Bon: This Side of Paris

Welcome to This Side of Paris.  A place where you settle back into a provincial life without sacrificing style.  356 Paris Road is a short distance to local wineries, shops, restaurants, and nature’s finest activities.  Follow our journey as we breathe life into "This Side of Paris." 

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