As I contemplated posting the latest progress pictures, it occurred to me that I haven't really shown what the place is going to look like. So I decided to post some before and after drawings--that way the progress photos that follow will make a lot more sense.
Existing front elevation
New front elevation
|You can see that not much changes from the front. The front door gets slightly wider and gets a transom.|
The side porch is returned to its former screened-in glory and gets a new Chippendale style balustrade.
Existing back elevation
New back elevation
Existing southeast elevation
New southeast elevation
|The new French doors on the second level at back lead to the new master bedroom.|
Existing northwest elevation
New northwest elevation
|The new side door leads to a mudroom, one of the features that excites me most.|
It is amazing in the early days how progress is measured in leaps and bounds. A bit of framing and suddenly you have the outline of a gable. No doubt progress will be much less dramatic when they start doing plumbing and HVAC and electrical and stuff like that.
So far there have been no big surprises. The contractors have come across some rotten wood here and there that they have replaced and a few interior walls were too shallow for electrical service so more of our original plaster is disappearing, but nothing so far that requires a change order. Phew.
|The light green flooring material is the subfloor with grooves in it for the infloor radiant heat.|