Life@Home March 2013
Life@Home magazine is packed with inspiration to help you make your house a home.
How the West Home Was Won A lovely country home in Loudonville is still new after 25 years Can spring be far behind? C Come in t i to see th the latest spring styles for you and your home. T Photos by Philip Kamrass. By Brianna Snyder COME SHOP WHERE STYLE MATTERS, FASHION FLATTERS, AND THE EXCITEMENT IS DOOR TO DOOR. FOLLOW OUR SIDEWALKS AND YOU’LL DISCOVER 60 SENSATIONAL SPOTS TO SHOP AND DINE. SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? om West was late to meet his wife, Reneé, at a fundraiser one night. This was before cell phones, and so Tom, delayed at the office and about two hours tardy, was unreachable. Though not unremorseful. “He said, ‘I’m so sorry. What can I do?,’” Reneé remembers. “I said, ‘OK. Remember that property we saw (in Loudonville)? I think we should put an offer in on it.’ He said, ‘Do you really want me to do that?’ And I said, ‘Yes. I really, really do.’” Twenty-five years later, the Wests still live in this house, where they’ve raised two sons and now entertain grandchildren. “It’s so much fun being a grandmother,” West says. “Oh, my gosh, it’s, like, the best.” Tom is an attorney practicing environmental law, and a former Olympic-level kayaker. Pictures of Tom as a young paddler hang on the walls. Reneé says she considers herself a trade consultant, doing restorations on houses and designing offices. ON WESTERN AVENUE WHERE THE NORTHWAY BEGINS. Sign up for our e-newsletter at stuyvesantplaza.com continued on 27 facebook.com/StuyvesantPlaza