Spring-steen !

And just as the weather surprised us, the drive back was an equally awesome reminder screaming “SPRING” ! Just as Eric Church’s Springsteen came up on the radio.

Windows on the Second Floor

What we thought would be a rainy, no work day, turned out to be a day of filling, preparing and repairing the original window trims on the 2/F. All in anticipation of the install of new glass windows.              

Calistoga Mystery Photo

The Calistoga Tribune tagged the Francis House as their Mystery Photo last week. There were 8 persons who guessed right (see article from the Calistoga Tribune). Thank you for being so observant of the step by step progress in your neighborhood. Soon, the building won’t be that mysterious anymore. 🙂

Behind the Mansard Roof

Each time I climb the makeshift ladder to reach the 3/F, I ask myself what can make this floor as special as the 2/F (with interior stone walls). The 3/F will have walls that are essentially the inside walls of the mansard roof.         What do you think about a faux finish…

The Inside is Clear

The G/F and 2/F was heavy with men and equipment, it is where all the work was being done when the rains poured heavy the last 2 months. Now that the sun is out, work is done outside and we are able to clear the interiors to get a feel of the size of the…