After we bought the adjoining vineyard property we had to get some heavy equipment to develop a road that would allow us to come in from the main entrance and drive over to the house. We wanted the entrance to make an impression by being the first thing a visitor sees when arriving at the vineyard. We achieved this by installing a guardrail that essentially closed off the original entrance to the driveway leading to the house. Once completed all traffic must go through the main vineyard entrance.
This is the vineyards main entrance.
|This is the new access road to the house.|
This is how the house looked in November 2010 when we bought it. Since then a lot of work has taken place to bring the house up its current status.
The transformation is nearly completed. We added a red english bench where the metal settee is in the picture and soon we will have a lovely metal plaque above it announcing "The Lodgings". There are two full apartments downstairs with full-in suite kitchen, 1 bedroom, 1 bath. The back patio overlooks the Raoring River.
|This is the view from the back patio.|
It has taken a lot of time and effort to bring out the beauty of the house. We knew we had a beautiful spot on the river and the house needed to match its splendor.