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.
Priming and “preening” the second dormer window before installation. Two up, 7 more to go!
These Dormer Windows are Pieces of a Puzzle Masterfully Put Together by Napa Craftsman Dennis Douglas.
Of the nine (9) dormer windows of the Francis House only these were salvageable. One and a “half” of the nine. For a building that was left unattended and uninhabited for 50 years, it is a marvel these “survived”. Below, is the “half” window. Below is the only dormer window that is without…
Two weeks ago we posted a picture of our steel fabricator installing the framework for the exterior facade balconies. Today we came to visit his workshop where our balcony design has been meticulously brought to life !
Meanwhile, more grouting work is being done on the exterior stone walls.
The Dormer from a 3rd Floor Guest Room The dormer window as seen from the exterior roof line.
After the long months of rain, having the fascia up this week was our harbinger of spring.
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.