Progress this Week

This week was a busy one. For starters: we decided on Indian Kota Bluestone for our rear hardscape by the pool.   Balconies were tested for fit;   And the last stone apron we restored from the original stone was installed.

Utility Building is Racing with the Main House

I can’t get over how blue the skies are in these photos.That aside, it’s been a while since we last showed photos of the main house interiors (a lot is happening but nothing as interesting as the utility building which is, the Francis House’s lifeline as it will house all the equipment necessary for the bed…

Thru the Eyes of a Teenager

On a 4th of July visit, our nephew Zack, an avid photographer with a super keen interest in construction and real estate came with us to see the progress of the Francis House. Here’s what a teenager saw amidst all the mess, the discussions, the debates and the details of restoration. They are interesting images…

The Original 2 Dormers

These mahogany windows have stood the test of time. Like any natural material exposed for more than a century: the cracks, the discoloration, holes and signs of wear are seen vividly in the darker wood (upper part of window) which is the restored part of the third floor dormer windows. The lower part of window…

4th of July

There is nothing in this post that shows 4th of July. Except it was really taken today, July 4. And because the parade passed across the house, we basically had a “private” viewing. Happy 4th of July and this time next year we hope to be in the Francis House pool ! 🙂   Thanks…