Thursday, January 3, 2013

Patching some floors

Reid has spent a few hours over the past few weeks patching some spots in the floor that weren't looking too hot. The third floor front room (to become the master bedroom) had been damaged by fire and then subsequent water damage. You can see the waves in the original floorboards. Most of the flooring is still in decent shape. Reid just had to replace a few boards that were particularly damaged. When we purchased the property, these original floors were covered over with linoleum. I can live with the wavy floors, as long as they sand down and maintain the patina of time. The waves tell a good story.
The head of the building department also tells a good story about this space. Apparently, this space used to house quite the prostitution ring a little over a decade ago. I'm glad we got rid of the linoleum and carpet.


Unknown said...

Awesome job with the place guys! My wife and I are contemplating doing something similar with a property that is perhaps not quite as large. Would love to get your input on some questions we had. We'd be doing this in stages over an extended period of time. Would it be possible to email you at all. Perhaps you had some recommendations about people we should work with as well. We're excited to get it started but it is a little daunting.

pkh said...

Hi Anthony, sorry I didn't your comment until now. I'd be happy to talk with you about rehabbing old buildings! My email address is