Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Demo almost done

The demo is almost done. Every piece of sheathing has been taken off so the "insulating" lathing strips and plaster could be removed. Here's a view of the front just as they were finishing but you can still see some the house's old bones.
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The garden side has been stripped all the way to the back (kitchen) door. I have to say I think there's something really beautiful about it. And I kind of like the dark color too.

The insulation should be blown in tomorrow.

The wood that was covering the sidelights was taken out and unfortunately there was nothing there....but a hole and some lavender paint.
And this is what's left of the garden bed that up against the house.


  1. I can't believe that's your house! I hope you moved your plants somewhere else.

  2. hi steve,

    the first thing i thought when i saw these pics is that i'd die to get my house this color. i love it with a capital L. it is gorgeous.


    ps ~ thanks for the kind words today. i have a lot to think about.

  3. Wow! Looks pretty good for being so old. I just keep thinking how much cleaner it's got to feel with all those layers gone...
    Once it's painted and the plants returned, it's really going to stand out as a showplace.
    You must be so happy to be at this place right now!

    How your neighbors must be talking! :)

  4. I'm inviting all of the people I follow over to my giveaway! Hope to see you there! (btw-lovin' the demo!)