Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Don't Let The Screen Door Hit Your...

Pardon my absence Dear Readers, I've been off having adventures to regale you with!
While I was gone friend Kyle came to the Casablanca and installed a lovely set of screen doors on Pontipee Hall.
I know this sounds like an odd combination, after all the work that went into getting the french doors to Texas, then having them framed and installed. "SCREEN DOORS?! OVER FRENCH DOORS?!" I hear you cry-
Well it might not be in vogue, but I think its marvelous!  The way the original part of the house was built in 1943, the front door faces the Southeast. This, by some miracle of early 20th century house building draws the cool breezes off of the lake. I mean really, on a day with no breeze if you stand in the door way its like being in a wind tunnel! Truly good old fashioned know how. Well when we planned out the addition this never even crossed my mind, but the french doors face exactly the same way and angle of the front door and draw a wonderful breeze. So now with the screens to keep bugs out, its quite wonderful to sit in living room at nite and read a book under the glow of the Sputnik or play a round of cards!
Little by little progress ebbs on, I'm hoping to make some real leaps and bounds over the summer! Saving my pennies and pay checks for some of the bigger projects, I hope to have real paint-able walls by labor day!

Hope all is well with the rest of my Blogger Buddies!

-Mick-


9 comments:

Paulette said...

There is nothing like a breeze flowing through the house, lucky you.

Eartha Kitsch said...

I think that it's the PERFECT idea! And plus you get that cool screen door sound when they open and close.

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

I was just telling my daughter the other day that I want to put screen doors on my new little house. We're all so spoiled to air conditioning that screens (and attic fans) are quickly becoming a thing of the past, and that's a shame. Nothing is as nice as enjoying a breeze through a screen...cool air and no bugs.

Missouri Michael said...

They look great!

I love having the windows and doors open as long as possible... unfortunately, the bipolar Missouri weather brought snow to my house last night, and I am beginning to believe that we won't have any opportunity to have windows open at all before the scorching heat and humidity set in.

Mom Wald said...

What a great friend! Now after a day of your adventures you can relax and feel the breeze.

JessicaLea Texas Kitsch said...

Some things in Texas are just necessary like screen doors and ceiling fans!! The screen doors look great and really don't detract from the french doors at all.

Jessica Cangiano said...

I'd vote for screen doors, big time, too - the breeze they so often help circulate through the house during the summer is heavenly on those sticky dog days. Great choice!

♥ Jessica

Melissa said...

I'm with you, let the fresh air in! I love the glow the Sputnik gives off!

Rolf said...

The French doors look awesome! It looks like they open the space really well. I'm sure the wide doorway made it even better for the breeze to come in. Great progress on the house, by the way! -Rolf Matchen @NVRoofs