Thanks to a generous gift from Britta, we made there to be a fireplace in the great room! it looks as if it were original to the house, but it was built (in the course of a week) from scratch.

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here’s the room set up for the Solstice. my apologies for the blur!
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and the Mahazda kitchen is finished! everything but a microwave. check this out:
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being fully shifted into Mahazda has meant we can begin shifting things around in the Cottage. here’s the ongoing library project:
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with reading nook:
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building a real live library is phenomenally satisfying. every time i walk into the house i start playing in that delicious pile of books.