2

It hasn’t been quite a week yet, but things are moving so fast I wanted to post more pictures anyway. The roof has been taken down to the rafters, the old porch enclosure is pretty much gone, the bricks are coming down, the furnace chimney inside is gone. I saved a little more of the wallpaper when I went by this morning, and I got another minor treasure, a piece of lumber with a manufacturer stamp on it, I will post that later.

The rapid progress comes with some downsides too. The contractor pointed out some parts of the house that have really been neglected. We haven’t been very good about upkeep on the property, anticipating this project. I mean, why repaint and such when this was always “coming soon”. In addition to a lot of little stuff like that, The architectural detail on the front of the house is in bad shape. With the roof gone, you can see the light coming through where gaps in the woodwork are. It will probably be a good sized restoration project down the road to fix all of that. If only I could win the lottery. If only I played the lottery… be right back, i have to go buy something.

House Remodel Week 2
You can see the light coming through the roof form the street
You can see the light coming through the roof form the street
More shingle removal from the front, not as aggressive here
More shingle removal from the front, not as aggressive here
Southeast corner of the house where the porch meets the brick
Southeast corner of the house where the porch meets the brick
Madeleine's room/future stairs. Window and brick removed
Madeleine’s room/future stairs. Window and brick removed
Looking up from Madeleine's room
Looking up from Madeleine’s room
Leaning out Madeleine's window/hole
Leaning out Madeleine’s window/hole
Furnace chimney is gone now, heres what is below it
Furnace chimney is gone now, heres what is below it
Looking straight down into the furnace hole
Looking straight down into the furnace hole
Hole where the post is going to go for second floor suport
Hole where the post is going to go for second floor suport
You can see through from the laundry room into the furnace room here.
You can see through from the laundry room into the furnace room here.
The beam across the basement ceiling shows the pipes going to the backyard spigot as well as the support beam
The beam across the basement ceiling shows the pipes going to the backyard spigot as well as the support beam
The back of our house, naked except for a little white paint
The back of our house, naked except for a little white paint
A wider shot of the backyard, you can see the dumpster and the light coming through the rafters
A wider shot of the backyard, you can see the dumpster and the light coming through the rafters
The same view of the furnace chimney from last week, but with no chimney
The same view of the furnace chimney from last week, but with no chimney
Shot in the bedroom looking towards the now-missing chimney
Shot in the bedroom looking towards the now-missing chimney
Shot from the hallway
Shot from the hallway
Looking down into the kitchen through the chimney hole
Looking down into the kitchen through the chimney hole
Looking west in the attic
Looking west in the attic
Looking east in the attic
Looking east in the attic
Looking down into Madeleine's room from the attic
Looking down into Madeleine’s room from the attic
Another shot into Madeleine's room, gives you a sense for what it will be like to look down the future stairwell from the second floor
Another shot into Madeleine’s room, gives you a sense for what it will be like to look down the future stairwell from the second floor
Temporary barrier over the doorway between the kids rooms
Temporary barrier over the doorway between the kids rooms
Stairway down to the basement
Stairway down to the basement
Temporary housing for the exterior bricks
Temporary housing for the exterior bricks
Mason's window from the outside of the house.
Mason’s window from the outside of the house.
Some termite damage, hope this doesn't get out of control!
Some termite damage, hope this doesn’t get out of control!


2 comments to “Progress Photos, Week 2”

  1. Cat

    I see a Lego piece. Peter says that means you hate the web.

  2. Morgan

    Picasa albums didn’t have a nice way to do a non-flash slideshow, and I didn’t have time to find a decent plugin for an alternative.

    Now I have. I settled on Shashin, which gives me a HTML-ish lightboxy display but still integrates with picasa web albums. Aww yeah. All old posts have been retrofitted :)


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