We purchased our old home (above) in 1999.
It was so UGLY, that we got it
for a steal. Although it was a new home the builder had problems selling it since it had very little curb appeal. Keith and
Ed agreed to purchase the home if the builder would make certain cosmetic changes that Keith wanted. We had him
change the front door, change out the windows, add a porch, add 2 flower boxes under the tiny windows upstairs,
and some shutters, change the tile in the downstairs batheroom, and last but not least, the most important change
was to have the exterior repainted since it was originally painted the horrible color of
After the changes were made, the builder
stepped back and looked at the house. He told Keith, you know, I could have charged $30,000 more for this house than
I did, and Keith
smiled and said,
"You know, I believe you could
have :) "
3 Years later we sold the home for $60,000 more than we paid for it,
The "Queer Eye" does come in handy at times !
After 3 years downtown,
Keith and Ed decided to move to Stockbridge, a suburb on the southern side of Atlanta, only about 15 miles from the Atlanta
Hartsfield Airport - which is convenient for Ed's commute. Our current house is much bigger and we are able to have lots of friends stay with us when they are
in town.. A picture of our current is above. Photos of the Great Room are below. Keith was able to help design both
the inside and the outside of the house which he really enjoyed. God also brought special real estate agents and now friends
into our lives through this house......
and Sherry we love you guys!.
Keith tends to like bold colors on walls. He had to convince
Ed that "Eggplant" would work. Ed kept saying....Purple Walls??? Once they were painted Ed actually liked
them. Keith does admit that when he saw the primer on the wall he secretly prayed, .. "oh Lord please
don't let this look like Barney"
The "Great Room" where we love to gather
with friends and sing. We both enjoy singing and both play the piano. Friends often bring their
instruments over to join us and we have a wonderful time. We had a slumber party one weekend, with about 10
of our friends staying over. We woke up Sunday morning with John playing "How Great Thou Art" on the piano, now that
beats ANY alarm clock
|Fireplace during Christmas
Keith and Ed, Christmas 2004
|Christmas Tree from the "Cat Walk" up stairs
|Kitchen from The Great Room
|Cat Walk from the Master Bedroom
THE CAT WALK...............
Perhaps something leftover from Ed's Theater days, he always wanted a house that had a cat walk.
Ed loves anything to do with Ships or Planes. This is his nautical room above. He spends much of his
time reading, and praying in his nautcial study.
Since Keith works out of the home he spends much of the time in his Home Office above...Maybe TOO MUCH
of his time there?