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Old 07-19-2009, 12:24 AM
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Big Project Design

This house was built around 1860 or so.

The original owner owned horses and one of them won the worlds fair around 1910. (I need to get exact numbers.)

I've done reasearch around the area at other properties that are as old.

Here is the designs.

The ledge with the two posts are actually used to mount a horse. The two post has rings in them to tie your horse to. The concrete work was done around 1910 which falls in line with other farmsteads in the area.

The 2 tier patio is going to be the biggest part along with the paver sidewalk. I'll have more pics of that area in a couple of days.

Last pic is of the side. That's the one that I might need some input on.

More pics to come. This is a big project. The HO has been burned by previous landscapers. I've already secured this property with my maintenance schedule, so it's a matter of when, not if.

All input is appreciated, please feel free to critique.

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