A super close up shot from the scaffolding showing the new insulation installed between the trusses.
An underside view of the overhang gives a new perspective of all the (frontal) truss work.
A stone was custom carved from the remaining loose stones to fit into the area where there was a missing one.
Up close and personal with the trusses: Calistoga Tribune’s mystery photo from 2 weeks ago.
What we thought would be a rainy, no work day, turned out to be a day of filling, preparing and repairing the original window trims on the 2/F. All in anticipation of the install of new glass windows.
Each time I climb the makeshift ladder to reach the 3/F, I ask myself what can make this floor as special as the 2/F (with interior stone walls). The 3/F will have walls that are essentially the inside walls of the mansard roof. What do you think about a faux finish…
The G/F and 2/F was heavy with men and equipment, it is where all the work was being done when the rains poured heavy the last 2 months. Now that the sun is out, work is done outside and we are able to clear the interiors to get a feel of the size of the…
A view of the rear facade.
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.