My projects have names. For people familiar with this part of the state, I can refer to a house by a town, neighborhood, or street and they'll know which pig’s ear I’m talking about. However, with people from somewhere else, nicknames have emerged.
I bought The Fire House after it was condemned by the local code enforcement officers. The Cottage got it’s name when my realtor called it that in the sales listing. The Hurricane House was severely torn up when Hugo rocked the state’s coast in 1989 and it was condemned by building officials 16 years after the storm. The Bungalow got it’s nickname by another realtor in her listing and I liked how it sounded even though I'd never thought of this house in that way.