Working on the second bay window for the rear.
The recent downpour delayed our timetable so when sun was the forecast today and tomorrow, we hustled to get the cement poured on the 3rd Floor today !
Doing more kitchen due diligence with Purcell Murray’s culinary director Larissa. Her many years of experience was a treasure trove in helping us make kitchen equipment decisions: induction vs gas, Thermador vs Gaggenau, full surface vs defined stove top and a host of other advice we are so grateful for. Blast freezer? Who would have…
Reinstalling the original redwood bay window, relatively in very good condition- needing just sanding and a fresh coat of paint.
If there is such a thing as haute couture for masonry work, this must be it ! After we had expanded the back opening, we are now replicating the “trim” that is on the front door to the back opening as well. Each of these stones are original to the building which we saved from…
Working with an existing building means having to work with placement for the water and electrical stub ups. Here we will have to be creative in making the connections look like a design intention as they will need to travel a foot to where the ideal location is.
Architectural plans are “plans” but in the real world, nothing beats a mock up on site. Here we try to make sense of the space with the largest piece of furniture in the rooms, a king size bed mocked up.
The first Thanksgiving at the Francis House is (rightfully) for the hard working crew and their families. Without them, without Ron and his crew, the restoration would not be proceeding as well, as merrily, as soundly and as efficiently as it has. Thank You.