The Cross House
I’m all excited.
And a little freaked out.
For, the first part of the famous Cat Fence has been installed!
So why, you might be asking, am I a little freaked out?
Because the finished look is not, ahh, quite what I anticipated.
I ordered a bronze-like metal.
What arrived looked more like…brown. Sigh.
Then, when Justin and I finished the first “room”, I stood back, all excited, and burst out laughing.
“Justin! It looks like a shipping container just landed on the lawn!”
Justin also laughed. “I was thinking the same thing!”
Later, my neighbor, Brad, sent me a text: “I saw your new border security wall. Is the Cross House the new Mexican consulate?”
I wrote back: “Just wait until I get the spikes on top! And the barbed wire!”
I was looking for something very minimalist. Like a Richard Serra sculpture.
What I got was a shipping container.
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..and prepare to freak out!
The room on the left will be the “summer” cat house (and a place for the mower and such stuff). It will have a roof (not visible). This will give the cats a place to get out of the rain, and escape from any, say, owl. The cats will also likely sleep in the room.
Now, even though the finished look is not quite what I was expecting, the following is important: The look is not finished yet.
See the “hall” between the two small rooms?
That hall will be topped by a pergola-style roof.
Kinda sorta like this roof:
Having a pergola-style roof between the two small rooms will massively change how all this looks.
In addition, when the entire cat fence is finished, the two small rooms will vanish from sight. Really:
Well………….I now understand that I cannot do the exterior of the Corner Room in the same metal. The result will look like a HUGE shipping container dropped on my lawn. It will prove, I now appreciate, overwhelming.
Also, I belatedly realize that while the interior of the cat fencing needs to be metal (so the cats cannot climb it) I can actually do the exterior in any material.
I repeat: I can actually do the exterior in any material.
And I have a thrilling idea for the exterior material of the Corner Room.