Last night we attended the wrap party for the This Old House “Weston Project” and it rocked!
My pal Amy and her husband Pete put a spin on the concept of PBS’s This Old House. They tore down their old house piece by piece and were able to recycle 85% of it (cuz that’s the kind of girl Amy is) and built a new house that looks old. It’s got elements of an old barn on the outside, and feels like a big open ski lodge on the inside. It’s very open with lots and lots of windows and exposed timber-frame beams. It just gave you that warm cozy feeling where you just want to cuddle up in front of the fireplace in your jammies with some hot chocolate and never leave. (or in the media room with a beer and bucket of popcorn, or in the garden down by the stream, or hiding up in the cupola looking out over the world……)
Needless to say, they know how to throw a party. There was plenty of food and drink and guests were allowed to roam freely and self-tour the new digs (Confession – Amy, I totally checked out your walk-in closet. Sorry-had to!) . They had baskets of hospital booties to cover our dirty feet with before entering the house (some of us used them, others didn’t….) And guests were asked to bring a paper good for the shelter where Amy volunteers and by the end of the night the front porch was overflowing with paper towels, toilet paper, etc. The details of the house were insane. They literally thought of everything, not to mention the solar hot water and rain garden. During the second walk through, we discovered things we missed the first time, like the kitty door to the hidden cat box behind the secret door. Brilliant.
Here’s what it looked like as a work in progress:
And this is what it looked like last night overflowing with jealous lookie-loos!
I came thisclose to asking TOH’s Kevin O’Connor for his autograph for Nash’s 4 year-old friend Kolya who is a huge fan of the show (seriously). I’m still kicking myself for not doing it. Otherwise it was a perfect night and we even saw a deer on the way home. Loved it!
For all the official details on the house click here.