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  • In the fall, Soley replaced the water boiler / domestic hot water combo unit. It had developed a leak in the condenser which was determined to be a fault in the unit's design, since corrected. The upside is: free brand new boiler with a new 7-year w…
    in Renovation Log Comment by Linc May 16
  • July 2016: * Porch roof was finished in cedar shake. * Final roof repairs, flashing, and cleanup. * Thus ends the 2-month roof replacement project.
  • Jan - June, 2016: * Front doors restored (both sets). * Trim in vestibule & first floor turret restored. * Cleaned & clear-coated original tile floor in vestibule. * Stepping stones added to carriage house. * New threshold and step …
    in Renovation Log Comment by Linc July 2016
  • This should round out 2015: * North & turret attic windows reinstalled. * Identified carpentry work to be done in 2016 around attic windows. * Finished reinstalling radiators. * Finished painting carriage house doors. * Cleaned the atti…
  • The rest of summer 2015 thru yesterday (Sunday): * Aaron milled new columns for the attic's north windows. * Rennaisance restored the north facade & rebuilt the north attic windows. * Andrea restored the office & turret windows. * An…
  • The rest of May thru today: * Refinished the front stairs (start to finish). * Second & third coats on the back stairs. * Cleared the great room. * Hauled the radiators to the sandblasting shop. * Added a "frame" to the floor around the…
    in Renovation Log Comment by Linc June 2015
  • Last 2 weeks have been a bit slower with the house torn up for floor sanding. Fast & furious work will resume the 30th. * First floor hall, turret, office, pub, and backstairs were all sanded. * First coat poly on backstairs, turret & …
    in Renovation Log Comment by Linc May 2015
  • This week & weekend: * Reinstalled pocket door (uhhh... still needs work). * Moved radiators out of the first half of the first floor. * Pried off bead trim along bottom of the baseboard in most of first floor. * Floor sanding started (4…
    in Renovation Log Comment by Linc May 2015
  • Weekend: * Removed stair treads (back stairs) from the second floor down to the basement landing. * Tore up flooring on basement stair landing. * Opened up the office exterior door. * Continued painting ballisters on kitchen porch. * Contin…
  • This week: * Andy & Danny installed the final new carriage house doors & trim. * Andy fixed the creaking front stairs. * Fixed the broken plank on the front porch. * Got all the carriage house doors keyed the same. * Fixed the latch…
  • Over the weekend: * Patched & sanded exterior trim where a plant hanger got ripped off. * Aaron finished priming the carriage house windows. * Aaron second-coated the trim on the lower back of the house. * Continued packing up the first …
  • This week: * Got & approved an estimate for floor refinishing (entire first floor & both staircases). * Reviewed spring house projects with Andy & Danny. * Found replacement hardware for the office pocket door, ordered & recei…
  • Today: * Emailed a wood window restoration expert. * Emailed Andy a project list. * Contacted our electrician (he's out of town for a month). * Ordered custom wood screen doors for both back doors. * Disassembled the office doorway & po…
  • Year 4! Step it up! So far in in April: * Cleaned out the first floor of the carriage house. * Installed pavers in front yard under the garbage & recycling cans. * Bought 5 planters & decorative grass and put them in the alley. * …
  • I was just thinking about this today. The 5-year mark is where I wanna have a retrospective and kinda close the book on the big house projects. That means there's lot still to come in the next two.
  • Summer 2014 slowed down the pace, as expected: * Andy built & installed new custom replica carriage house doors on the alley side, an entry door, a trap door on the second floor, and the two casement windows upstairs. * Dave installed ligh…
  • April & May it was all about the carriage house and backyard: * Dave installed new light fixtures on first floor of carriage house * Dave wired the entire second floor of the carriage house (6 lights, 5 outlets) * Dave installed a heater …
    in Renovation Log Comment by Linc May 2014
  • Thanks for reading! Good luck in your search and feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
  • March: * Sanded, primed, and painted pub ceiling (high fives to Benson & Marie for helping) * Dave put the porch light on a timer * Benson painted the turret & kitchen ceilings (where we did patching) * Contracted for carriage house …
  • This winter we've been taking it nice and slow while weathering the severe cold and snow: - Top of the front stairwell ceiling was painted by Joe - Danny came and fixed the ceiling seam in the kitchen (water damage) - Danny replaced a support missi…
  • Unfortunately, more insulation is a tricky proposition that involves drilling holes in walls or the facade which I'm not excited about. We do have a couple nasty drafts left to deal with, especially in the office & kitchen.
  • Thanks Cheryl!
  • No, the house. It was kinda a trainwreck of mess from all the foot traffic and supply-dropping.
  • - Prepped the pub for painting the ceiling - Reorganized the cellar room to fit more paint & supplies - Cleaned the main floor of the house now that 6 weeks of contractors is over
  • November's first 3 weeks have pressed onward: - Facade restoration continued & finished (street-facing sides) - Metal roof (shake shingle style) was installed on the carriage house - Ryan hooded the attic windows & reinstalled basement stor…
  • October was a huge month: - Jackie scraped & drylocked the basement workshop walls - Lincoln & Jackie masonry painted half the workshop - Aaron continued working on the kitchen window - Andy and co. fixed the carriage house roof & struc…
  • Thanks Emilie!
  • I bought premium sash cord and it arrived yesterday. I just glanced at the label before putting it with the window equipment - and it's nylon! I ordered cotton, which it must be so it doesn't stretch over time from the constant tension of the weigh…
  • This past weekend: - Attended an all-day historic home restoration workshop - Bought window repair supplies - Cleaned out workspace in the carriage house - Disassembled one of the kitchen's wood sash windows - Removed glazing and paint from the fra…