Merci Beaucoup

It was "goodbye Summer - hello Fall" and "make my renovation list as painless as possible" season on This Side of Paris.  If you were ever involved in any home renovation project, you know it goes beyond the walls of your house and into the walls of your character. The process will soon uncover the hidden truth of what makes something stable and the naked truth about things that are bearly hinged.

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Le Jardin

The best feature on This Side of Paris is the garden wall.  It was love at first sight. It is not beautiful at first sight. To the contrary, the rock wall was covered with overgrown plants, ivy, and this kudzu like vine. The gardener inside of me knew with a bit of trimming and landscaping design, this hidden gem that anchors the landscape will be the focal point as you make your way to the house.

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