I was ecstatic to find a “home” for The Highlander School! After years of searching for a facility in town Atlanta, specifically in East Atlanta…I stumbled upon “the bright yellow house”. Built in 1941, the “bright yellow house” had served its community well, operating as a day care center since 1974 under various owners. Needless to say it needed some love and tender care.
Layla -age 3 You need to paint the house a new color!
Rukia: What color should I paint it?
Layla: Pink and Purple! You need to paint it pink and purple. I love those colors!
From the beginning, I knew wanted the school to look and feel like a home away from home. Our plans were to increase the square footage for each child, adding outdoor porches, updating the flooring,electrical,plumbing and heating and cooling systems. Oh and a new roof and a new paint job!
So I have to confess…I didn’t do much respect to the demolition. A couple of swings with the hammer and I was done!
And the progress continues….