The Francis House is nominated for the California Design Preservation Award. Keeping our fingers crossed.
Our Carrara Marble Fireplace Mantel. Very proud of this Ebay find. Originally was on the set of the TV series Peyton Place. So worth the pain of bringing it here from LA and piecing together the broken pieces.
I can’t get over how blue the skies are in these photos.That aside, it’s been a while since we last showed photos of the main house interiors (a lot is happening but nothing as interesting as the utility building which is, the Francis House’s lifeline as it will house all the equipment necessary for the bed…
These mahogany windows have stood the test of time. Like any natural material exposed for more than a century: the cracks, the discoloration, holes and signs of wear are seen vividly in the darker wood (upper part of window) which is the restored part of the third floor dormer windows. The lower part of window…
The front facade now sports 2 Dormer Windows.
Priming and “preening” the second dormer window before installation. Two up, 7 more to go!
The age of the Wood speaks volumes. They are like wrinkles in a woman’s face: with a history and a story.
These Dormer Windows are Pieces of a Puzzle Masterfully Put Together by Napa Craftsman Dennis Douglas.