Aug 8, 2009

A Cupola and a Mermaid

As I mentioned in At Home in Hopewell, our renovated carriage house does not have a garage. Instead, I purchased a classic cedar shake shed to hold all of my gardening tools, bikes and other outdoor toys. The cupola on top is made complete and distinguished with a swimming copper mermaid.  Of course, it has a bit of whimsy because where are mermaids really to be found in Hopewell Valley? I also added a complementary accent on the carriage house itself by gracing the chimney with a custom copper cap found on old homes and farmhouses. It is lovely to collaborate with an artisan who still works with copper.

I have found that with a little piece of real estate, it is so important to get the details right. A garden, a bird bottle, a sun dial or a chimney cap all bring eye-catching accents together to make a house a home in our most charming village of Hopewell boro.

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