The 4 days straight of heavy downpour leaves us with a lush and vivid green. And this morning the Francis House received our order for 15 gallon English Laurel hedges which made us look like a nursery. Seeing this marks the beginning of our landscape work.
Watching our designs become real is a fantastic feeling. One of our biggest joys is working with craftsmen such as our blacksmith, Silverio, who just works magic with our every visit to his workshop.
Moving indoors this week when its wet and gray outside. These plaster medallions are ready to be hung.
With the chisel and skill these stone masons have, these 2 columns are the closest we will get to seeing the basics of temple building in King Solomon’s time.
Breaking for lunch with a quarter of our crew (the others were camera shy). These group of dedicated workers are what makes coming to the job a pleasure despite the everyday challenges. Thank you to our “Jesus” team.
224 photographs, 75 pages of architectural plans. 2 Letters. Multi colored pens for marking. Multi colored binder clips. Multi colored post it notes – all strewn on our dining table. Many late nights working on our Tax Credit application. After 3.5 months, we finally have our dining table back
We will be cladding the columns with these original stone we salvaged from the property.
The Newel Posts are up. Worth all the hours tracking architectural salvage companies nationwide for seven (7) antique solid mahogany newel posts. It was a feat to find a set of 7!
Installing the Cobalt Blue Tile marks the beginning of our pool work.