Thursday, September 27, 2012

New Old Windows

In April 2011, I posted the schematic showing what our old (1870s), weathered, rotted windows would be transformed into by Max Altman of De is that schematic.
 And here is the before and after transformation....
The windows are so grand at 8' tall and surrounded with molding. We couldn't have gotten this kind of detail with replacement windows. The blue trim in the picture below is the exterior rounded molding. The 2nd floor windows were rebuilt using both new lumber and wood from our original 1870s windows. 

The third floor windows will be going in today and next week. The third floor windows had to be built from scratch as the originals were lost to a fire that occurred before we acquired the property.
I am just amazed at what these windows do to the facade of the building! What a transformation...

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Garage doors are in

The deck is looking good

The deck above the new addition has its bones in place. Unfortunately, we have to leave it without the finished trex decking in place, a necessary cost-cutting measure so that we could complete the work within budget. Since Reid & I laid the trex on the roof deck, we feel confident we'll be able to finish this deck out ourselves when we've saved up a bit more money.

Concrete steps

The concrete steps leading into the basement of our back building are in!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The start of the basement stair

Into an eventual wine cellar (I hope)!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Parapet wall going up

Parapet for the deck is shaping up