We are building a creative, utilitarian life inside an old Victorian( built in 1898) in the historical "Ghosttown" district of Oakland, CA.
This blog chronicles our experiences renovating this magnificent antique home and how we learn new ways to build, plant, create and explore our creativity.
We'll share our tips and insights with you on how we rehabilitate, remake and refinish this old house so it will last another 100 years in style.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Inspiration from Virginia City
On our Nevada road trip we stayed one night in Virginia City at The "B" Street Bed & Breakfast.
It's a completely restored Victorian house built in 1875 by Henry Piper. The owners'/hosts Chris & Carolyn are as charming as the house. We felt welcome, comfortable, and inspired. The 12' ceiling, furnishings, and details indeed transport you to the Victorian era in the Old West.
Carolyn is your generous source for history; and Chris kindly shared some experiences and tips about the renovation process with us.
A formal breakfast is served and the food is wonderful. You're in for a treat with Carolyn's award-winning baked goodies!
Partial view of the Parlor
Part of the backyard terraced garden
For more info, photos, and reservations: Visit The "B" Street B&B website here: