I would say that I hope it doesn't seem TOO self-serving to post pictures of my own house but honestly, I don't care how it seems. I'm house-proud at the moment and kind of excited that Scene magazine just published a story featuring my place in their May issue. The theme is “Wonder Kids” (which I obviously do NOT fall under the heading of) and it features the youngest star of Mad Men, Kiernan Shipka, on the cover. The article, Let There Be Light – which sounds quasi-religious – is by Alexandria Symonds with photographs by Cameron Blaylock. Here’s an excerpt:
“Nobody would ever do anything if they knew how much work it was going to be! You think, ‘Oh, I’ll just remodel it.’ And then you think, ‘Oh, my God, kill me now.’” Though the barn had already been converted into a residence by the time Speegle bought it eight years ago, there was still plenty to do. “It sort of looked like a Pizza Hut,” he says. “The bathrooms and the kitchen were like, Home Depot, 1977, and the outside looked like a Marriott or something … It was like Green Acres.” Most of the renovations were an exercise in the art of subtraction—for instance, taking out the white crushed marble from the flowerbeds.
To see the whole issue – and read the full story on my place, if you’re interested go here. (A big T/Y to Scene’s Editor-In-Chief, Peter Davis)