Farewell for now Florida Home. We arrived back In Toronto on Friday to hot and steamy weather to find cat and daughter both well and happy to see us. I am already missing the gorgeous Florida kitchen with it's custom cherry cabinets and granite counters....and the space.....much bigger than our kitchen here in our 1979 suburban home. It's hard to believe that the Florida house is worth half what ours here is....it seems so much nicer and better finished. We were lucky to be able to buy it in a depressed market.
The granite is called "Blue Eyes" and comes from the Arctic Canada...only harvested a few months a year. It has bright blue chunks of some stone that gleams a bright blue...like blue eyes...through the stone.
And this is the garden.....the elephant fountain will become a feature in the one-day pool....and it is full of lizards ......everywhere you move there's one...or more. This one below is the brown kind....the black ones look very evil.....they apparently eat lots of bugs so are a good thing....
A lot of the historic houses here have alley in the back where the garage or parking pad is. Originally built as a carriage house, this house has a very large set back from the road and really no backyard. Thus the front yard is really the back yard.....this fence will be replaced with black wrought iron as it makes the house feel like a walled compound when you can;t see the street.