THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE...THREE BLOCKS LONG!
|This stone wall formerly housed the greenhouse.|
|Path leading to the former greenhouse. Planning on rebuilding this to its former glory.|
SOME FLOWERS ON THE GROUNDS
|Across from our driveway|
PORTIONS OF THE BACK OF THE HOUSE
|The three windows on the top right are in our living room|
|Our living quarters extend from the end of the house to the left to the third window dormer above.|
|The view as we look out our living room windows...lots of birdies show up to bathe|
|This one is made from wood...|
|Our daughter came down these stairs on her wedding day as do many others. This is a popular wedding destination.|
|Backdoor leads to the lowest level of the five story home. This part is underground in the front of the house.|
AND SOME INTERESTING DETAILS...
|Door under the greenhouse... once housed the swimming pool's dressing room. But I love the neat architecture...|
|Three story repunzel-like tower. Formerly the family's water tower. Our daughter and her husband had a romantic outdoor wedding dinner here with caterers cooking beef and chicken kabobs huge grills.|
|Stairway next to the tower...leading to a path through the woods|
|Stone archway beside our garage... a favorite place for photographers|
|Looking towards the house from the tower...|
|A lot of unique antique fixtures but the city required the ugly new lightbulbs!|
We feel immensely blessed being able to live here. We have been here 24 years now as Resident Directors. There are 11 acres of property here but we get to just enjoy it without all the work as there is a grounds crew that takes care of everything, including plowing us out in winter. We also have a cleaning staff and a maintenance man. We DO have to oversee what goes on with everything, however.
We have made many family memories here! But it DOES keep us busy as it is rented over 200 days a year, we have Open House on Wednesdays during the summer, and we also give group tours. We help "oversee" these events but oftentimes give the Group Tours ourselves. And now we are working with consultants to get the house back to its 1920's heydays, which is a very fun project! I also started a little gift shop during Open House days where Plummer House related treasures are sold.
Living here has increased our interest in our community's history. Les has now joined a group of like-minded people who meet and share local historical new tidbits they've learned about. They call the group,The Fossils. Or is it that THEY are the fossils. I'm not sure. Two of the men have written books of local historical interest and one gives walking tours of historical areas in the city. We have both learned much about history in general and have enjoyed our many years of living here. We are richly blessed!