Family Photo About Us

Hello there, I'm Ashley. In early 2015 my husband and I bought our first home, a 100-year-old fixer upper in San Diego, CA. We searched high and low for a house and ultimately chose the smelliest, dirtiest, and most weed-covered abode available. We couldn't be happier with what it's become. This blog chronicles the journey of transforming the pile of plaster in to a home.

I have a background in art and I've worked in museums for the past ten years. While not at work, or restoring the house, I love watching television, making pies, and eating pies.

Learn a bit more about me, my process, and the house with my interview on the Style Matters podcast.

Why The Gold Hive?

Gold /gōld/ (n):
1. The better half of my surname.
2. Something considered to be precious.

Hive /hīv/ (n):
1. a shelter.
2. a place where people are busy.

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