A house isn’t a house…

…without a mouse. Remodeling is always thought of as an opportunity to fix what is broken and make your house work better for you, but it can also be an opportunity to do something unique – just because you want to. One of my recent clients had a special request. She always loved the children’s book “Loudmouse” by Richard Wilbur, and wanted to pay homage by creating a little house for the imaginary mouse. At first, she worried that we would all think she was crazy. Instead, the whole crew jumped right on board. Our lead carpenter found the perfect visible-but-not-too-prominent location and created a little shadow box and portal. Although a real mouse will (hopefully) never take up residence there, we have already spotted more than a few smiles.

Mouse house below original cold storage cupboard

Mouse house below original cold storage cupboard

Homage to "Loudmouse"

Homage to "Loudmouse"

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1 Response to “A house isn’t a house…”


  1. 1 Brian Heagney May 28, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    I LOVE this. When I was a kid, I had envisioned designing my own house with a faux mouse hole. It makes me so happy to see this!


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