24 May
2021

Restoring the Love on Love Street

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Restoring the Love on Love Street The Owens House was built with timbers from a Methodist church that had burned on or near the site. The use of the salvaged church timbers brought a sense of reverence to the century-old home.“What we have been told is that ‘Granny’ Ann Love had helped fund the church that burned,” Lisa said. “So that adds special historical importance to the Owens House.”Two church pews from the old church are a focal point of the “prayer nook” that lends historic character to the house.Three of the chandeliers in the Nonnenmanns’ house are thought to have been shipped from Turkey.  The chandeliers in the dining room and, what Lisa refers to as “the Pink Room,” are definitely original to the house. However, the chandelier in the foyer was brought from New Orleans.“Supposedly, that chandelier hung in a house of ill repute,” Chris said, laughing. But, no mater, it makes a lovely light at The Fleur de Lis Manor, which is the business name the Nonnenmanns have now given to the historic house.“My family is Cajun, so it’s The Fleur de Lis Manor, but out of respect for the family who built the house, we still call it the Owens House,” Lisa said.The mantels are original to the house and were beautifully constructed and add greatly to the elegance of the historic house.“The mantel in the dining rooms is a sister mantel,” Chris said. “A sister mantel is one that was cut from the same tree as another mantle. The sister mantle to ours is in a historic home in Eufaula. Both mantels were cut from the same Tiger Oak.”So far, the Nonnenmanns have not found any secret compartments in the historic home but Lisa, laughingly, said there is something very mysterious about the Owens House.“Over the years, I’m sure there have been those who were born and died in the house,” Lisa said. “And, I have had the experience of seeing the shadow of a small child on the stairs.“Once, when a group from North Alabama had lunch here with us, one of the guests told me she was a paranormal investigator. She said, ‘and they are glad you are here.’”Lisa asked exactly who was glad.“The paranormal investigator said the spirits because it was such a warm, nice and happy place to be,” she said. “And, I’m happy they are here because Mr. Owens helps me find anything that I have misplaced. And, I always say, ‘Thank you, Mr. Owens.’”The Nonnenmanns are glad they followed their dream to 311 Church Street in Troy.Whether the historic home is called The Owens House or The Fleur de Lis Manor, it is their home away from home.“We have had friends and family here and have even spent nights here,” Lisa said. “Chris and I enjoy the warmth of this wonderful house and look forward to opening it up to others who are looking for another option for a special place for a special event.”For more stories from the January/February edition of TroyLife, pick up a copy at various locations around the community or at The Messenger office. By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Published 12:56 pm Friday, February 14, 2020 Book Nook to reopen Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like Two years ago, Chris and Lisa Nonnenmann bought into a dream.That dream was to bring new life and new purpose to the Owens House at 311 Church Street in Troy.Lisa has always loved old houses and she had long admired the house built in 1904 by William B. Owens. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Photo by Abby Lee Skip Email the author When Miss Collene’s closed and another business moved in, Lisa took notice.“I would look at the Owens House every time I drove by; I guess you could say I was stalking the house,” Lisa said laughing. “Chris and I talked a lot about the house. We both loved it. So, we called the realtor and the owner was willing to sell.”And, the Nonnenmanns were willing to buy into their dream.“There was much work to be done but the house was actually in great shape,” Lisa said. “Having been a restaurant, it had to be up to code. It even had an accessibility ramp and my dad loves that.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits But, when she first started looking seriously at the Owens House, it was Miss Collene’s, a private dining restaurant.“I had the opportunity to have lunch at Miss Collene’s several times,” Lisa said. “The house was so beautiful and, I guess secretly, I wished for a house like that, maybe that house.”Lisa said her wish was not for a house like that as her home but as a venue for small social events, including showers and for wedding parties and family gatherings. Like Rushing Waters Jessica Phillips, a yoga instructor operating her studio Earth to Us out of Neighborhood Barre in downtown Troy, began doing… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Storieslast_img read more

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6 Oct
2020

Is this Brisbane’s best cottage reno?

first_imgTODAY: More light was just one of the new features of the renovated kitchen. Picture: Realestate.com.au BEFORE RENOVATION: The kitchen was merely functional. Picture: Realestate.com.au BEFORE RENOVATION: The front entrance was in need of some love. Picture: Realestate.com.au“Recent renovations by the owner (include) new windows, new fireplace, aluminium fence and electronic gate, inside and outside painted, new bathroom, new kitchen, new floor boards, carport, driveway and landscaping,” according to the listing.Agent Lisa Pearse-Sargeant of Ray White Ascot, who has the home open to offers, has been marketing it as having ended up with light filled interiors, quality modern finishes and all the convenience of being in one of Paddington’s best streets.“If the inner-city lifestyle is what you’re looking for or maybe you are a first homebuyer, investor or tiny home lover then take a close look at this one.” More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoTODAY: The front veranda is a charming spot to unwind in. Picture: Realestate.com.au BEFORE RENOVATION: The Paddington house was tired and in need of a makeover. Picture: Realestate.com.au TODAY:65 Beck Street, Paddington Qld 4064. Picture: Realestate.com.au The home lets a lot of light in but is also airconditioned. Picture: Realestate.com.au TODAY: A more peaceful colour scheme was put into the master bedroom. Picture: Realestate.com.au BEFORE RENOVATION: It was so 90s. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe home has two double bedrooms with built-ins, spacious living zone with fireplace, private front deck, fully fenced yard and the smart new kitchen has a breakfast bar.The parquetry floors stand out as does the stylish black and white renovation of the bathroom, which has dual access from the main bedroom.The home is airconditioned, with potential to add more off street parking if needed. 65 Beck Street, Paddington Qld 4064. Picture: Realestate.com.auA RENOVATED cottage in Brisbane’s inner-city could be one of Brisbane’s best makeovers, transforming a dated property into a modern stunner.When the two bedroom, single bathroom, single garage house at 65 Beck Street, Paddington, last sold in April 2015, it needed a major update and was billed as an entry level property with potential.A mere 3km from the Brisbane CBD, the new owner set to work turning the replica home built in the 90s into a modern classic. The list of renovations were pretty straightforward but made a massive difference to the 405sq m site. BEFORE RENOVATION: Clean but blah. Picture: Realestate.com.au The block has more than enough room for more car spaces. Picture: Realestate.com.au TODAY: A black and white colour scheme and new fixtures changed this room. Picture: Realestate.com.aulast_img read more

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