America’s exuberance with “the perfect home” is affirmed by the myriad of pins, boards, blogs and sites dedicated to reaching this goal.
Sometimes, we fight a space in our efforts to tame it and have it yield to our taste. We do this by layering material over material generationally until it is forever lost under an Atlantean sea of plywood, tile, linoleum and glue.
We are doing it differently. Our house’s original floors are Douglas Fir, under no less than 5 layers of the materials listed above.
Our house is trying to tell us, in many ways, to lighten its load-a basic tenant of Classic Feng Shui.
We are exposing all of the wood floors, in a tedious effort to restore it to the way it was over 100 years ago. We are the stewards of our home, and we plan to tread lightly. Stay tuned