Almost a terrace

Little by little, we’re getting there. I wanted to be able to sit outside, someplace easily accessible from the kitchen. Not that I have a kitchen yet, but that’s the idea. So the guys put a hole in the future kitchen wall to make room for a door and they built me a little terrace. This will be paved with nice stone or tile — not yet selected — and rendered or something to prettify the sides. They will put a little staircase on the side that you see here and hey presto, I’ll have access to the garden. Off in the corner I will put a Brown-Jordan table and chairs that I brought from California, the first thing that Robert and I bought together. Something old, something really old and something new, I guess.

5 thoughts on “Almost a terrace

  1. perfect, bet you end up using that more than any of your other outdoor space.

    I have just been “pinning” some interior courtyard treatments just so I can show Trev the sort of stuff that exists only in my fevered imagination at present. He is not good at visualising , though he is trying.

    I never thought me and pinterest would have a relationship, but it is useful so I have linked to my blog in right hand column.
    Feedback is particularly good from folk who follow me mainly for the old pieces I post as they are mostly all together on my new board.

    No idea who Brown-Jordan are , but if you have picked it , it will be stylish. I think it’s great to bring a few memories to a new project, after all these places and are evolving and so are we


    1. Thanks. It will be interesting to see how this house is actually used. Brown Jordan is modern, a high-end U.S. company, maybe mid-range now. The furniture is anodized metal with the kind of webbing that you see a lot now, though back then it was hard to find. It’s stylish in a neutral way and very comfortable. I don’t actually have big plans for decorating this terrace. I imagine I’ll go for some kind of fountain, maybe an umbrella. Honestly, construction has been such an expensive slog that at this point I just want to get things to move-in condition. Then I can slow down, spend some time there and think about what to do next. Ideas are percolating. It will be nice to have a few months to let them just perk.


  2. That’s absolutely the right way to go forward. If lots of decisions have to be made in a short time, it is easy to make a few that you might regret later. After all you won’t know how the house “works” till you spend time there .

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  3. A terrace is a wonderful idea. Will you have morning sun?

    Sent from my mobile (pls pardon the typos)



    1. Sorry, Gerard, my reply seems to have vanished mysteriously. No, I don’t think there is much morning sun. I believe the sun rises on the other side of the house, then moves across. The front of the house gets full sun all day but I doubt that the terrace will get much before late afternoon. For me the advantage is that I have a big, mud-free outdoor area. Most of the year mud is the big issue. I hope the landscaping will be pretty but my main goal will be to have mud-free circulation.


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