In studying what art is best to showcase at the Francis House, a prominent Calistoga historic property, we turn to local artists whose work celebrate the indigenous Wappo tribe. I discovered Ira Yaeger online after many hours and late nights of searching. See the man’s extraordinary talent and work here.
While I have been posting photos of construction work, there is kitchen work happening simultaneously. Here are some breakfast items that we have been working on: Sweet Banana Chocolate Blueberry Crepes; Blinis with Smoked Salmon Creme Fraiche ; and Roasted Asparagus on a Gruyere Topped Brioche . In 2013, I…
Painted Original Redwood Architectural Ornaments and Trims Wooden Sheathing for the Third Floor is Underway And re-installing all the original restored windows We are thankful for the rains but now it is time to hustle. The roof is a major event !
Finally have a paint match to the original stone color of the building. All the wood window trims and restored windows will receive this paint color (as shown on paint on wooden panel below). The original & historic Francis House had the same color wooden trims and ornaments that matched the exterior stone.
When this is what you pass on the way to a job site, you know somethings coming up roses !
I know… I know… it looks like nothing much is happening but next week of good weather means full throttle on getting the trusses and wood sheathing in place. We target a roof up by April Fools Day (and that’s no April Fool’s prank !)
The third floor is getting a lot of attention on days like this.