Website of Joe Landsberger

Home is
where the heart is.
Gaius Plinius Secundas
(Pliny the Elder) 23 - 79,
Roman author

Home Renovations Index:

The greatest gift
of the garden
is the restoration
of the five senses.
Hanna Rion 1875—1924,
English author

A cat improves
the garden wall
in sunshine,
and the hearth
in foul weather.
Judith Merkle Riley

Nothing is a
waste of time
if you use
the experience wisely.
Auguste Rodin

A rainy day
is the perfect time
for a walk in the woods.
Rachel Carson

Goodrich Gardens | Leech Gardens | Garden house |
North High Bridge Park | WENGT: neighborhood garden tours

Goodrich Avenue Residence
Garage, Cupola, Gardenhouse

Garden house 1999

I decided it would also be a good time to build a small garden house out from its south side. greenhouse8-3.jpg (33308 bytes)

One thing led to another, and by 1999 a garden house was added to the project. I scavenged around and found all the windows including the bay, used up some spare timber, and insulated everything. It was fun to take the project from start to finish with my own crude skills without any "assistance".

Competed in 2000 and the interior contained my first collection of Japanese maples. These succeeded a couple years then all passed.

I think you will agree that the finished project turned out quite well though here again there is more work to be done: gardening in winter! The little 8 x 12 space is minimally heated with a small oil" radiator and temps get down to the upper 30's in the coldest weather. Of course it has its rewards when you step inside and get refreshing green smells in winter! There are other rewards as well. 


Night blooming cereus

Night blooming Cereus

Renovated garden house 2014
In 2014 I rebuilt the structure to correct drainage issues at the corners
and repainted the garage and its cupola.

The garden house, Fall 2015

Fireplace tiles in garden house

Scandinavian icon
For the interior I re-painted several times to get the color scheme just so,
then added these tiles and mirror for a fun addition.

stained glass windows stained glass windows
At the same time, I had my friend Steve create
stained glass inserts for two "lights" that I will continue to add to over time.

The birds

House style/history | renovate 1980 | renovate 1990 | renovate 2000| renovate 2010 |
Garden house | Goodrich Gardens | Leech Gardens | Robie House