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My Space: Home of Elizabeth Pinky Edens

Pinky-Edens

Pinky Edens fell in love with stone when she visited her daughter in England and decided to build a stone chapel in her Perrsyburg ranch home. It's in a former bedroom, and she created it in collaboration with a builder.

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Edens-fountain

An oblong stone fountain babbles in the center of the room. Two chaises bring modern lines into the medieval-inspired room.

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Statues of St. Francis of Asissi, left, and an angel, right, stand on opposite sides of a stone wall.

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A statue of St. Francis of Asissi stands in the corner of the room.

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A Tiffany tile and marble piece hangs in the center of the stone wall, above an arched gas fireplace.

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Opposite the windows and fireplace sits a prayer alcove and the room's wrought-iron doorway.

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A harp, belonging to Mrs. Edens' son, Salvador Barone, and kneeling bench add to the rooms serene atmosphere.

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The arched stone alcove, with a seat covered in decorative pillows, is a cozy seat for two. The alcove was converted from a closet.

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Edens-kneeling-bench

A prie-dieu, with its thick kneeling cushion covered with fabric reproduced from an old English pattern, faces the stone wall and windows.

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Edens-garden

The garden outside the chapel room, which can be seen through the arched windows, features flowers mentioned in the Bible.

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The black, wrought-iron gate doorway was designed by Mrs. Edens and created locally.

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