Professor Plum in the Conservatory with the Knife


For the three years that we have lived here, we have had a bit of an eyesore at the front door, in an otherwise gorgeous setting.

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see seating area at lower right

For some reason unknown to us, the cistern (domestic water tank for the well) is located about 20 feet from the front door.  Built over the cistern is a large, wooden, orange platform with wooden, orange seats and a table/footrest of sorts.

It wasn’t comfortable to sit there, and we never did.  Since we didn’t like this structure we began to think up ideas of what could replace it.

Last spring we went to the Eugene Home and Garden Show, and viola!  There it was!  The most gorgeous greenhouse we’ve ever seen.  I told Bruce that that was the very thing that could replace the orange structure and it would be beautiful, even though it was right at the front door.

We put down an order and Bruce set to tearing down the orange wood.  There was so much wood, but we threw it all in the truck and took it away, forever, to the dump.  Never to be seen again!

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Bruce hired a crew to come out and build a beautiful new platform, with easy access to the cistern, and stairs.

And we waited, somewhat patiently, for the greenhouse.

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It arrived on a beautiful, hot summer day.  The company builds and assembles the house in their facility, then partially dismantles it and reassembles it on site.  It only took them a day to set it up.  We had a bit of a problem with a couple of the screens, but other than that it is beautiful.  Since that day we have added a daybed and large rug and hope to soon have some electricity for lighting and heating.

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This little conservatory is a beautiful alternative to the previous structure, and a much more fitting addition to our gorgeous surroundings.

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The company that made the greenhouse is Retro Custom Greenhouses,


2 thoughts on “Professor Plum in the Conservatory with the Knife

  1. It is beautiful and fits in so well with the house. The house is gorgeous too.

  2. Thank You, We really love it!

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