December  2001
March 2003


3 photos pieced together December 2001 (top) and March (bottom) 2003

Over $16,000 in lanscaping was added to the house and includes fruit trees, a rose garden and a myriad of plants such as azealeas, lantana, hibiscus, day lilies, magnolia, cassia, wysteria and other butterfly attractors.  Wild blueberies and raspberries also grow on the property.
 The garden designer is the co-author of  "A Garden Diary".

Other Additions to the house

wheel chair ramp and concrete porchs

  Each porch was covered with an Aluminum roof
all roof areas  have gutters and downspouts

Side and bac views

Landscaping was covered with 4" of mulch
  side driveway  and  car park all asphalted. Room for a motor home.
a large screened back porch is
12' x 28' and has itw own entrance

Constructed by Palm Harbor Homes
Entry, Living Room, Dining area
All interior decor was done  by the owner.  Special consideration was given for Handicapped entry and bathrooms,

Walls are plastered and painted with Ralph Lauren paint.  Top Molding was added throught the home.  Window treatments are all custom made.  Carpet throughout is dark green and tile is white.

Guest Room

Guest Suite and attached sitting area

Master Suite and bath
Entry to Master suite Retreat and office

(no photo of office)


Master Bedroom and bath with whirpool tub and shower enclosure (not visible)


Kitchen has Corian countertops and tile floors

has wall of bookcases and wood burning fireplace

The Gardens

 Antique Rose Garden  surrounded by blueberry bushes and fruit trees.
  • Trees: Bruce Japanese Plum, Santa Rosa Plum, Dorset Golden Apple, Anna Apple and 2 peach trees, Florida queen and Floraking.
  • Antique Roses: Madame Lombard 1878, Cecil Brunner, an old China Butterfly rose, Saint David and Madame B Arcant

The small butterfly garden by the back porch

Newly planted Camelias outside the screened porch
 outdoor lightpole

A platter size Hibiscus we planted 8/24/02 

This is one of the other garden areas next to the front driveway.


back porch
Screened Back Porch 12 x 28