Friday, May 16, 2014

Love Letters From Home

Back to the future
Soon the old horse chestnut will be blooming in our new backyard.
I hope this recap hasn't been too tedious. However after all of your
queries I must show all the details. The oddest phenomena about
restoring a home is that your ultimate goal is to have it appear as if
nothing had changed. Most of what we've done is put things back
in their rightful places. And while I'm certain that neither George
or Emma Cook would recognize the joint, somehow I think they'd
say it felt like home. Let's climb the stairs and see what's happening
on the second floor...


January 13, 2013
The original
Tiffany window
was long gone.
The oddly shaped
plate glass just
didn't look right
January 20, 2014
Banister in
process of 
February 6, 2014
New windows,
trim, and paint!
February 11, 2014
No more 
February 4, 2013
Apartment kitchen
window plus the
vestiges of former
back stair entrance.
July 28, 2013
Window and
door all gone.
November 1, 2013
Wainscot restored.


February 4, 2013
The Shining
was filmed here.
June 16, 2013
Some doors closed,
another one opened.
March 3, 2014
What a difference
a year makes...


January 13, 2013
Perfect example
on where to NOT
place a closet door.
June 16, 2013
Closet entrance
moved to
dressing room.
November 29. 2013
Refinished floors
(under cardboard)
new windows,
restored trim,
new crown!
January 13, 2013
Who would sit in
this Sitting Room?
September 7, 2013
Don't the refinished
floors look great??
February 6, 2014
Color my world!


January 13, 2013
Time to clean up?
February 19, 2013
Mess all gone!
June 16, 2013
Build it and
they will come.
November 8, 2013
Pure vanity.

April 2, 2014
Lighten up kids!

February 4, 2013
Rub a dud, dud!
March 3, 2014
Soak this in...
January 13, 2013
of horrors.
November 29, 2013
Shower and
toilet behind
pocket door.
January 13, 2013
Norma Bates
June 16, 2013
Walk this way?
March 13, 2014
Shower power!
April 14, 2014
I can see clearly now!


January 13, 2013
Sitting Room?
February 4, 2013
Who knew that
a door was there?
June 16, 2013
No exit
April 1, 2014
Almost ready
for guests!


February 4, 2013
Nothing cooking
here anymore...
March 3, 2013
Evidence removed.
November 29, 2013
A clean slate.
February 4, 2013
Chopped up.
March 3, 2013
Cleaned up.
May 11, 2013
Open a new door.
November 1, 2013
Restoration hardware.

February 4, 2013
A room
with a view.

November 29, 2013
Picture this...

Stay tuned for our May move in!