This is the view into the dining room and kitchen from the living room. In the foreground is my original bar (circa 1960) that I now only use to hold some stemware since it is too small for all the booze I have. I have a full bar in the basement and a separate wine bar in the living room just for wine and champagne. Mike chose all the colors (he likes bold color) and came up with the idea of painting the cabinets and splash wall one color and the rest of the kitchen the same color as the dining room to both distinguish one room from the other and still have nice flow between the two.
This is the living room. When the sun comes through the bay window just right, it makes a nice leaf pattern on the green walls. My grandmother's dying wish was crown molding for this room which I still have not done. The piano was made by the previous owner's grandfather. In the entrance hall beyond is the pine paneling that is the bane of my existence.
The back yard. From the porch you can see the land behind the house and the enclosure around the new patio I built this summer. It's all zipped up to keep the neighbor cats from shedding all over everything in there. I hate them so much. Now one of them is pregnant and likes to sleep inside the tall adirondack table here on the back porch. It better not have its kittens there. I will put them all in my compost barrel at right and turn the crank!