Moving indoors this week when its wet and gray outside. These plaster medallions are ready to be hung.
God is in the Details. And it shows !
The Francis House is special thus the search for newel posts for the 3 flights of stairs needed to be out of the ordinary. The search is over with these 6 solid mahogany newel posts that we found from Philadelphia.
The fun part of this week: choosing the designs for the ceiling medallions.
Restoring the original French Empire Mansard Roof and we’re 3/4 of the way done !
Our talented steel fabricator tests the framework of the balcony he is fabricating for us. “All good”, he exclaims. We can’t wait to get this and the many architectural details back up to make the house look like it was and better !
Attempting to capture an angle of the bay window and got a magnificent ray of sunshine with it. On the Ground Floor, the flue (the silver colored tube that juts off the stone wall) for the living room fireplace is in place. Ingenious way of creating racks for drying the wood trims.…
Like the temple of King Solomon, our local stone artisans chisel away, using all the original stone saved from the demo, for use in filling in areas of the building where the original stone has been destroyed.
Labor of love has gone into the salvaging & restoration of these original redwood architectural ornaments.
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 !