“Ruburt had a dream with excellent connotations, in which he looked through a beautiful old house of lovely carved wood and spacious rooms, and decided to move into the house, even though it was in an area that had previously nearly been condemned — signifying that he was indeed rising from beliefs that he condemned into a larger, spacious area of expression.” [The Way Toward Health, Chapter 2]
Simply said: “Let’s paint this place!”
Well, Here It Is…
If you’ve ever driven by this place and perhaps wondered – “If anything looks that bad on the outside, how must it look on the inside?” Well, here’s your answer – Yes, it does look just as bad on the inside.
Below just a small sampling of the projects we look forward to working on. Lots and lots of creativity awaits us! If anyone out there wants to join us for this labor of love, we can tell you about the instant gratification of a bucket of paint being applied to walls like these and watching reality shift so quickly. In just one afternoon with a few people on a mission to “make pretty” can experience the power of paint in all its glory.
Have a look at these “Before Pictures” and we look forward to posting even more “During” and “After Pics” very soon. Plans for videoing this journey into beauty are in the works.
Interior – 2nd Floor Stairway and Hall
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Exterior of 458 West Water Street
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The Carriage House
The Carriage House was home to horses in the late 1800’s. This building is behind the main house in the backyard. It has a four bedroom house on top and a six door garage below that can hold up to nine cars. Believe it or not, although appearing to be in ruins, inside it’s roomy and expansive, just in need of paint and a good leveling of the floor.
Exterior cosmetic repairs wouldn’t hurt a bit. The garage doors need to be cleaned up and re-fitted. We have high hopes for this building. Plenty of room for social interaction in the nice two living rooms, large kitchen and dining room.
This is All Do-Able,
Let’s Make This Place Beautiful Again!
Really, the pictures barely begin to tell the story of the poor condition of these two buildings. We need divine intervention. We need human intervention. Please go to our Donate page to find out more about how you can make help make this house shine brightly once again. Blessings to you and thank you so much.