Monday, May 18, 2009

Strong, Brave "Atlas Pillar" Gets Much-Needed Reinforcements At The $7,900 NoMi House...

Photo By John Hoff 

Realtor and historical preservationist Connie Nompelis--she of the $7,900 house bargain in the Farview Park Historical District, which she calls the "Hawthorne Princess"--recently obtained some old porch pillars. Currently, Connie's entire porch at "The Princess" is miraculously supported by one lone, strong pillar, which this blog nicknamed the "Atlas Pillar."

The "Atlas Pillar" moniker seems to have caught on, as evidenced by the fact CONNIE uses it and, hey, it's her house. She can call it whatever she wants.

The old, used pillars Connie obtained don't quite match the one remaining pillar, however....

Connie has a quirky, creative idea about leaving the "Atlas" pillar in place, and actually painting the "reinforcement" pillars in such a way as to emphasize the fact they are different than the original remaining pillar.

Hey, it's HER HOUSE. She can do whatever she wants, within the law.

And, really, isn't that the wonder of home ownership? NoMi is the place where you can fix, flip, renovate, restore, and express all that "This Old House" creativity just dammed up in your soul, all at an incredible bargain.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Kudos to Connie for promptly and elegantly fixing that structural snafu. At 2515 and 2519 our slumlord wannabe hasn't managed much more than a 4 by 4 to hold up the back of a two story house.