It’s only a couple of days until Leann and I leave for New York City. With that in mind I must say it can be stressful to have work ongoing on a very personal project like Pardy House when the owner is away but I trust that our contractors, stonemason, plumber and electricians can manage a few days without us. Come to think of it some workers may relish the idea of 48 hours or more without me nosing around with every small detail--- it can’t be easy working for a type A like myself. lol
I am sure everything will move along nicely while we are away. In the mean time the front door and sunroom windows have arrived and they are perfect in every way. I worked with a local heritage carpenter to create both the door and bank of windows in a turn of the century style, filled with traditional emerald green and cobalt blue stained glass.
I have always loved stained glass in homes new or old but for a century home like ours it simply seemed necessary to add to the little original stained glass left behind. Trying to create a cool feeling sunroom full of my ferns, orchids and lilies I felt that green and blue were perfect, complementing the green foliage and bluish waters present (there will be a small water fountain).
Though not original to the home, blue and green glass will help recreate the rich texture and colors originally seen throughout Bonavista, features that are once more becoming popular. Though a bit costly, stained-glass is a good investment for any older home, as it helps in resale value, appreciates over time and adds to overall charm.
If you are interested in stained glass windows and doors there are numerous makers in Newfoundland who create amazing pieces to suit almost any home. If living or travelling in the Bonavista-Trinity area, local craftsmen and artisans display their creations in local shops and galleries, so take a look around and if renovating or constructing it is an investment worth buying.
Next week I will discover what work was completed while Leann and I were away. So until then John Norman is signing out.