We started stripping the marble mantel and the fireplace grill in the second floor living room last week. That and more on the Renovation blog.
Stripping the Mantel [Renovation Blog]
The archway where the controversial interior bathroom window will go was opened up last week and we think it looks fantastic. It makes it feel like the bedroom and bathroom are part of one long continuous suite. Definitely strong support for one of our guiding design principles–to bring as much natural light into the middle of the house. That and more on the Reno blog.
Interior Bathroom Window [Renovation Blog]
After an exciting and satisfying first six weeks during which every visit brought a new vista or discovery, we seem to have settled into the less gratifying phase of running pipes and wires and patching walls. The most interesting thing to show you this is the shot of the rear bedroom on the top floor, where we’ve removed a closet to reclaim some square footage for the center kids bathroom. Note also the butchery committed by the lazy electrical subcontractors. This and more on the Renovation Blog.
Rear Bedroom [Renovation Blog]
We’ve taken down the entire ceiling in the living room, leaving only the medallion and an old light fixture. Now we need some advice. Come join us on the Renovation blog today and tell us whether you’d keep an overhead light or not.
Overhead Lighting? [Renovation Blog]
While the plumber and electrician were at work down below, the plasterer got cracking on the top floor. That and more on the Renovation blog.
Plaster Time [Renovation Blog]
We suffered our first (of many, we’re sure) major set back last week, as the combination of having opened part of the ceiling to run electrical and having an army of workers tromping overhead brought down about a six foot strip of original plaster crown moldings. The good news is it appears to be fixable. More on the Reno Blog.
Crown Moldings Collapse [Renovation Blog]
Couple more posts up on the Renovation blog, including this one of the rear of the Basement where the bedroom of the rental apartment will be. Also, today’s the big day when we see whether our contractor can actually haul the vintage porcelain tub we found in Stamford up two flights of stair. The sucker is heavy. We’re giving it even odds at this point.
Garden Bedroom Framed [Renovation Blog]
It’s gonna be a big week on the Renovation blog. Spent a couple hours walking through the house with our GC and got lots of pics and news to upload. First thang is a shot of this unusual pattern in the Basement parquet floor that had heretofore been buried under a couple layers of wall-to-wall carpet. The Stoner is pleased with this discovery, very pleased.
Surprise Parquet Floor [Renovation Blog]
We’re finishing up the demolition and starting to frame out the bathrooms in preparation for roughing in the plumbing and electricity in the core of the house. More on the Renovation blog.
Framing and Subflooring [Renovation Blog]