Sunday, May 07, 2006

Our House



Finally posting pics of our house. Our house was built sometime in the late 1800's. The houses in this neighborhood were built for the families that worked at Sage Sawmill back in the lumbering hayday. The house first started as 4 rooms all together, living and kitchen downstairs and two bedrooms up, heated with wood stoves. sometime in the early 1900's an addition was built on the back of the house that added a new kitchen/ dining room/ bathroom and a 3rd bedroom. The first photo was taken a year or two after I bought the house. Before I purchased the home it had been abandon for 10 yrs.



The second pic is of our big addition we built, which houses a new stairway/ computer room and upstairs second bath. The old stairway was so narrow and steep that you could barely get a single box spring matress up. Now we have a nice large stairway with a landing. I'll post inside pics sometime soon. The addition was built completely by my bf Scooby, other than the foundation which I had contracted out. I did help with the construction also, but Scooby was the mastermind and designer.



The final pic is the completion of our addition. If you notice we copied the original decortive accents from the front and added them to the addition. This consisted of me climbing to the top of the house on a ladder with a large piece of paper and crayon and doing a rubbing of the originals. Then Scooby made duplicates and I painted them.

7 comments:

Brad said...

excellent work, your home is beautiful.

Drub said...

damn dude! Good job... So when I am putting together a house, bring your hammer.

Thom said...

The house looks great! What do you mean, he built the addition himself? I am suitably impressed.

Homer said...

I love your house! You can come and do rubbings of me anytime you want.

Will said...

You guys did a fantastic job restoring and renovating thet house. I so admire you for having the smarts and sensitivity to recreate the ornamentation in the new work. It looks wonderful.

Michael said...

Thanks guys, With this project I learned the true meaning of "Blood, sweat and tears"...literally. At least when I was ripping all the old roof off the house that is. The removal of the old roof was mostly my project since Scooby is so fair complected.

Drub: a hammer? With projects this big you need nail guns.

AJ said...

What a wonderful home. I had no idea you guys could do ALL that. Great work!