More To Come........
Note: Happy April Fools Day everyone.....It is April Already???? How did that happen? We had a "Ladies Who Lunch" yesterday...And today, I get to meet a blogger from Florida, by way of Las Vegas......More posts to come.........
I can't remember if I've left a comment on these tile posts, but as someone who has laid tile, it really is master craftsman work. It almost causes the arthritis in my thumbs to flare up in sympathy pain. Such intricate work. It almost overwhelms me.
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mr. E's work is beyond words and I am so enjoying this series. It's so impressive. I'm game for more anytime you want to post it!!! Bet you and the ladies had a marvelous lunch!!!!
The man is amazing. I'll bet big money his toilet seat is tiled. You have got to get inside Naomi.
Have fun with your Florida friend and take pictures.
This man has obviously taken a lot of time to beautify his home. If I lived in his neighborhood I'd want to learn more about him and perhaps take an indoor tour of his house. If it looks this beautiful from the outside, can you imagine what he's done with his walls and furniture?
Hope you and the ladies enjoyed your lunch yesterday. I can't wait to hear more about it!
PS - Why can't I be the blogger you meet from FL by way of Las Vegas?? :)
The windows are beautiful. Complex is right. I wonder how long it took him to plan this or whether it has been an iterative process. I would love to see what the house looks like inside - I can only imagine. It is the most unusual house I have ever seen. Its like living in a national art treasure. It would be priceless to value really. Thanks for sharing it Naomi and hope you are doing well over your way.
I love the poles most of all. He must do drawings first surely, just to make sure everything fits.
I'd love to see the inside of the house too!
Happy April fools day!
oh Nay, more beautiful after more beautiful.....
You so need to meet Mr Ehling and talk art...his house is so beautiful and you have so much to talk about :-)
Go on, invite him over :-)
The house is a national tresure, and so are you for
drawing attention to it, lest it become a "teardown"!
LOVE the grill work!! I hope that house is placed on the historic register, so no one can do anything to it after he is gone. That would be devastating!
Can't wait to see whom you met and see the luncheon!
Naomi. This is Otto. Nice meeting you today and this is soo lovely that you have captured my fathers work so well. Living here, i don't always realize every detail nor have i seen some of these designs, but there is always something new i find at this house. You have to make it up the stairs and come not only inside but behind the house to see what he is working on and how he does it with scafolding, etc. And he is only 83 years young and still climbing ladders. Much Love,
Naomi, as far as I know the miniature pony is not an April Fool's joke. I received that email nearly a month ago.
What a feast of colour and design. His home truly is a work of art! I would love to know what his process is and also why he started and where he gets his inspiration. Do share with us if you find out these things : )
So many questions. Such an amazing house. What a find! It is like looking at the Great Pyramids---how possible?
Thank you for posting. I feel like I'm on vacation everytime I come by.
It occurs to me that some of the vertical areas are really high. Would he have to work on a ladder or make them up on the ground and then put them in place? Quite dangerous I would have thought.
Here's a n idea which you are free to discard: you could send a photo or two to Mr E of his designs and perhaps tell him how much his work is appreciated and we would all love to know more about his work. Just a thought:)
JUst when I thought it could be more beautiful, you have more photos. That really is some camera you have there Naomi. Have fun meeting your blogger friends!
does mr. e have a blog? or an email address? We want to shower him with appreciation for creating such a work of beauty!
the fat lady
ps--I'm a total tile freak- I drove hundreds of mile out of the way to photograph Kress (dimestores) buildings that were gems of the art deco.
The picture window looks like a pane of sky! Do you think the house is done now? How long has it been in the making? Who are you meeting from Florida? If I ever come to the hills of CA I'm coming up for a visit.
Wow! I just read the comment from Mr. E's son Otto! How stinkin' cool! I'm guessing he saw you with your camera and chose to speak with you instead of calling the cops about a trespasser.
Awesome! Another shots of that interesting house. I really like the intricacy of the design and all. What a very interesting house!
An absolutely AMAZING house!
And let me just say again how awesomely nice and friendly Otto was. A true gentleman.
This is all so mind boggling Naomi, that this man has done so much work!! It's hard to imagine, but he has certainly made a beautiful home!!
I so enjoy seeing all this and enlarging it! Beautiful!!!
What a lovely comment from Otto and it sounds like his father is very active and very busy still. I hope you do make it up the stairs one day to see him in action. Take Care xx
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