Friday, January 18, 2013

There Again -

Leo, Gertrude and Michael Stein.
Gertrude Stein wrote, "There is no there there" when she returned to her childhood home in Oakland, CA, only to find it had been demolished. This took place in our new neighborhood, thus - "There Again". Our goal with this blog is to not only document the restoration and renovation of our new home - The Ellen Kenna House, but hopefully inspire others in the restoration of old & Historical Homes. 

Coming from San Francisco, we were amazed that we had never heard of this gem of a neighborhood just across the bay. Filled with Victorian mansions and adorable little houses - the neighborhood inspires one to think of the way things once were and the elegance and simplicity of life back then. When our new home came on the market we jumped at the chance to own a piece of Oakland history. There is so much to be done... but we are incredibly excited to start this labor of love and hopefully inspire a few others along the way.      

The Ellen Kenna House 1890's