The house at Royal Oak: starting over, renovating a rickety Victorian, and rebuilding a life one room at a time

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An unforgettable story about a couple who follow their dream of converting a run-down country house into a working bed and breakfast, and what they learn along the way from an old home, a close-knit community, and a parade of extraordinary guestsIn the spring of 2001, Carol Eron Rizzoli and her husband Hugo bought a dilapidated farmhouse in the tiny village of Royal Oak, Maryland, on the edge of the Chesapeake Bay. They spent two years transforming it into a bed and breakfast, which took them twice as long and cost three times as much as they had originally estimated (on the back of a napkin). As they struggled to restore the house and open the B&B, Carol and Hugo were also slowly acquainting themselves with the rural community of Royal Oak, rich in custom and culinary traditions, and populated by neighbors with particular views on politics, hunting, wildlife, and of course, newcomers from the big city. Written with honesty and humor, The House at Royal Oak is a journey to the heart of what it means to start over and chase a dream. Part inspirational account of reinventing yourself at mid-life, part love story about learning what matters most in a relationship, it is above all a book about home?what it means, and the unexpected places we find it.
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table_of_contents A curious ballast -- Royal Oak -- Love and remorse -- Frankly? -- The bull crap café -- The bay -- Family, family -- Pennies and nails -- Pink paint -- Show time -- April 3 -- April 4 -- Undertoad -- The upside down -- Full house -- The experts -- Sunday morning -- Coyote dreams -- Kitchen, garden, field -- As simple as it seems -- Guests and geese -- More light -- And the creek don't rise -- Home -- Notes from the kitchen -- Eight good reasons to start a bed and breakfast and seven bad ones.
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title The house at Royal Oak : starting over, renovating a rickety Victorian, and rebuilding a life one room at a time
title_display The house at Royal Oak : starting over, renovating a rickety Victorian, and rebuilding a life one room at a time
title_full The house at Royal Oak : starting over, renovating a rickety Victorian, and rebuilding a life one room at a time / Carol Eron Rizzoli
title_short The house at Royal Oak :
title_sort house at royal oak starting over, renovating a rickety victorian, and rebuilding a life one room at a time
title_sub starting over, renovating a rickety Victorian, and rebuilding a life one room at a time