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Queen Street

Throw-back Thursday to an entry I wrote two years ago and never posted! cheers to Jessie and Matt, who have since taken on an addition to their house and a family addition.

A while ago, I acted as preservation consultant on a lovely little two bedroom house over in Cleveland-Holloway.  I’ve long admired Jessie and Matt for their deliberate and thoughtful contributions to the neighborhood, and they got this place when it was boarded, vacant, a sometimes-home to squatters, and seriously depressing.  Now, with a bright coat of paint, it’s an absolutely charming rental house, just up the block from them.  (It doesn’t hurt that Jessie is a photographer, and many thanks for use of her stellar photos.)

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One in-process photo just so you can appreciate all they went through. I remember being desperately hot this day, and trying to not melt.

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Can you tell which one has been redone?

I’m Back, Baby! (or: I’m back, with a baby!)

It’s been a busy spring for 4/1, and the hits just keep coming. As of today we bid a fond adieu to Emily, who has left for a shiny new job with the Main Street Center, part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in far-away Chicago. I am extremely proud of her and grateful that she kept the lights on during my maternity leave.

As of today, I’m is back in the office and catching up on all the action that happened this spring.  New client appointments will be scheduled over the next few weeks, and I’m circling back to make contact with all of Emily’s open projects.  As always, if you need anything, don’t hesitate to shoot 4/1 an email.

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Art provided by S, age 7. (Only a designer’s kid would draw a row of houses complete with gable vents.)

Announcing Finnegan Ansel Davis

FAD copyFinnegan Ansel Davis
joined Sara, Chris and Sully
March 23, 2015
9 pounds even · 20 1/2 inches long

Both Sara and Finn are doing great!

Sara will be on maternity leave until early June. Please contact Emily Wallrath Schmidt at emily@fouroverone.com or 919.937.2779 for assistance.