The House - Outside

South fence in the front yard - taken from 604 N La Jolla.
This is the outside of the house. You can start to see that the hedges were about 20 feet high (notice them compared to the ford explorer). The trees were removed, the hedges cut to normal size, this fence removed, and the sidewalk on the other side of the fence removed. (Updated Feb 3, 2003)
Now you see a little more of why no one bid on this house. These rusty grates gave the entry a nice gulag feel. Those grates were removed and the entryway enclosed; the sidewalk removed; and the tree was removed. (Updated Feb 3, 2003)
The same as the above 2 pictures, but with a clearer view of the grates and sidewalk which were removed.
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This was the front door to the house. Since we had the entryway enclosed, it is now just a walkway.
No more sidewalk ... now it is about 7 square pavers.
The front door in its old location. It has been painted white and moved to where the gulag gate opening is.
Dirt lawn. We had to remove the trees and bushes to get some sunlight, and then have it rototilled, sprinkers installed, and grass laid down.
This window looks into the den. We had to have the gutters repaired (you can see that this gutter was not working).
Garbage everywhere.
That's Ira and the broker in the driveway. The two grassy areas between the houses has been cemented over, and the driveway re-cemented, to allow 2 cars to park side-by-side more easily.
The hedges dwarf another (larger) Explorer.
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 New front windows, chosen to match the living room style.
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 These French Doors, which used to be an exterior wall, enter into the den.
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 The archway is where the front door used to be, and the front door is where the rusty grate entry used to be.
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 The archway is where the front door used to be, and the front door is where the rusty grate entry used to be.