Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Holy Haircuts Batman!

Here's a before and after for you.....

This is the house, viewed from across the street, before we bought it (ignore the motorcycle driving by).

Yesterday the tree guys came and here's the house today....

Yikes! We like it a lot. The tree guys were amazing. We had actually just planned on a trim job of the big tree (some limbs were overhanging the house) with a Full Monty in the spring, but we all got caught up in the frenzy of the thing and let them cut it all now. I had consistently felt those trees should go, but a old photo of the house convinced us. The huge evergreens used to be pruned back as a hedge which looked quite nice - framed the house, etc. But they were obviously let go.

Interestingly, the house feels less close to the road than it did when all the trees were there. Some spatial-perception thing. And it doesn't change the noise level that much. We will do somethings to make it private - the first thing will be curtains! And the biggest bonus: the light is 100% improved in the front rooms. They were a bit murky before, now they're full of light.


  1. seriously- wow!! what a major improvement, and what a gorgeous house!!