VM Ybor Historic Home Tour 2011

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We had a great time yesterday at the 3rd annual VM Ybor Neighborhood Historic Home Tour, stationed in the new Historic Shed-built Guest Cottage at 1314 E. 15th Avenue. We were joined by Steve Quillian of Wood Window Makeover, Suzanne Prieur of Through the Woods Fine Floors, and the homeowner, Judy Greer and her family, greeting visitors and talking about the Cottage construction.

A sketch of the Historic Shed cottage was used for the tour banner!

The tour was very well attended and blessed with perfect weather. The house that had been renovated by Tampa Preservation, Inc. received rave reviews, although most visitors hadn’t been to all the tour stops prior to visiting the Guest Cottage so we won’t declare it the tour favorite. For some lovely photos of the event see: http://www.813area.com/uncategorized/3rd-annual-vm-ybor-home-tour.html.

The hosting crew at the Ybor Guest Cottage during one of the rare lulls during the Home Tour.

We loved to hear the surprise in visitor’s voices upon at learning that our little 14’x16′ Guest Cottage was new construction. There were many compliments on the Cottage – enough to swell our heads a bit. Many thanks to Judy Greer for all her positive comments to visitors – we may have to hire her as our new head of sales!

We enjoyed working with the electrician and plumber on the Cottage job.

Our next event will be the Historic Kenwood Neighborhood’s BungalowFest 2011 on November 5th.  We won’t have one of our buildings there, but will have lots of photos and information, along with our smiling faces. After that, we will be at the free St. Petersburg Historic Homes Workshop where we will have a booth and speak on the Topic “Choosing Exterior Paint Colors”. We’d love to see you at these events!

Posted on October 17, 2011 12:54 pm