My Number is Up!

The number installation completes the house.

Spoonhandle, Sprach, Sprocket, or whatever my house ends up being called was officially finished at 5 p.m. this evening,  Nov. 14, when Andrew, with an assist from George, installed the big red 24 on the front of the house. Made by C&C Machine shop in Ellsworth, with a template George created, they are really the only ornamentation on the exterior  of the house — the awnings, though cool looking, are largely functional.

As I knew they would these big red  numbers proclaim loud and clear that this house in addition to being efficient and eminently livable, is also  work of architectural art, with a nod maybe to Jasper Johns? I am beyond thrilled just seeing them at night under my car headlights, cannot wait to see them in the morning, afternoon and what the sunset does with them.

I continue to be thrilled  with the interior of the house and experienced for the first time, last weekend the joy of radiant heat. When the temperature went down to 23 degrees my heat finally kicked in and I came down in the morning to deliciously warm floors. So delicious in fact I kicked off my slippers and padded around barefoot all morning.

As George and I waited for Andrew to finish the numbers we discussed landscaping which is going to have to  be, and should be, very simple. He sketched out what he had in mind and I plan to share it in my next post.


Nan Lincoln

Nan Lincoln

The former arts editor at the Bar Harbor Times writes reviews and feature stories for The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander.
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