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!
And started on mudding the openings for Level 5 smooth walls.
Casting a nice shadow from the overhead lights on the staircase.
All 3 Floors are now insulated. It will always be tropical in here ! Thanks SDI !
Bertram-Blondina Stair Company did the preliminary work on the stairs today. It would be swell to get to the 2nd and 3rd floors in a civilized manner: am tired of climbing the ladder !
A graphic shot from mid-ground floor to the 3rd Floor landing.
It was hairy getting up two flights on a rickety ladder but the view from the top was exhilarating ! Considering the height restrictions on buildings in Calistoga, because of the historic nature of this property we are “grandfathered” and are the exemption to the rule. We can claim our “height” as one of the…