I’m so fascinated by the work that’s going on at the house on Ash Street that I blogged about the other night, that I went by there again today to see the progress. For those of you who know the area, the house used to be the Sailor’s Wife’s Book Exchange. I found Roger – who owns the property with his wife Carol – in the back yard laying bricks. He was kind enough to take the time to share some history and to tell me what they’re doing. While it will be their family home, it will also be a folk art shop featuring items for the garden. Roger is a landscaper and Carol is an artist who operates The Feathered Nest in St. Mary’s, Georgia so it’s a perfect match. They’re doing all of the work themselves and plan on leaving the porch and rails “unfinished” as they appear now. I really like the look of the porch and of what’s going on in the back yard. Roger tells me that they’ve still got arbors, lattice work, a Koi pond and some other things to do but they still hope to be open by March. Best wishes Roger and Carol, and thanks for the investment in the community.

Fairbanks House