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Old 10-19-2012, 08:13 AM   #16
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September 25th, 2012 - All blue board is hung.









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Some patches to an existing wall we wanted to save:


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October 1, 2012 - Our inspector pretty much forced us to spray foam since the attic didn't have a ridge and soffit vent. New doors and garage door pictures as well:





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October 14th, 2012 - Do it right and make it white. PLASTERED!

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Awesome house and project. I have never seen an Art and Crafts home like that. Very unique. You are making amazing progress.
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Awesome house and project. I have never seen an Art and Crafts home like that. Very unique. You are making amazing progress.

We call it arts and crafts because no one really knows what to call it. Even the assessors office had no clue so they called it "old style". LOL

We don't really know if it's arts and crafts.
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We call it arts and crafts because no one really knows what to call it. Even the assessors office had no clue so they called it "old style". LOL

We don't really know if it's arts and crafts.
Well, not to spoil your day, but it's not quite Arts and Crafts. The real A & C houses have all sorts of most interesting wood detailing, which in itself is a major part of the design. That is what is lacking in your house to make it a true A & C house. So, I think your assessors office has the right idea by calling it old style.

Perhaps the most famous of the Arts and Crafts architects were Greene and Greene. They did many wonderful houses in the genre, and most of them still exist today. Very expensive to build mainly due to the high level of craftsmanship required to bring such a house to completion.

But WOW! Have you guys ever done a TON of work on your new/old house! Glad to see that you have tackled the structural problems right off the bat...that's not something you can leave to chance.

By the time you get finished you will have a unique house which is going to look first class. Well done!
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Just "old style"? Blah! There's got to be a name for it!

Any here's the progress from today, October 20, 2012. We rented a commercial floor sander and here's my wife using it. The hardwood floor was also put down in the kitchen today and two of the bathroom floors were tiled.









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Good heavens, but you guys work quickly!

For what it's worth, I found a couple of items here in my library that you might like to check out when you have some spare time (right!).

There is a magazine called Arts & Crafts Homes which is excellent and might give you some ideas. Not that I think you need any, you're doing one hell of a good job so far.

Then there is a book by Randell L. Makinson simply called Greene & Greene, subtitled The Passion and The Legacy. It has top flight photographs of some of the finest Arts and Crafts houses in existence. That will show you what one of these homes is like. They really are quite exceptional.
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The house is looking great! It's nice that you have so much help with it.

How many staircases do you have? I counted 3 from the pics you've posted - one by an exterior door, one near where your wife is sanding the floor and the one in the room with the sliding glass doors.
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Good grief Joe...I never thought I would get to the end of those pics...amazing.
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Not sure I would have been installing the flooring before the rock is finished, primed and painted. I'd hate to see them get messed up.
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I would think they will be using a heavy dropcloth Joe. But you're right, the floor is usually the last thing to go in.
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Not sure I would have been installing the flooring before the rock is finished, primed and painted. I'd hate to see them get messed up.
We're going a little backwards. We want to give the plaster a long time to cure, but simply can't delay the project. So we're moving forward getting the flooring done, kitchen installed, and first floor painted. We're pushing to get our occupency permit back so we can move in and do things like painting. I'll put a nice coat of rosin paper down when Im done.
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The house is looking great! It's nice that you have so much help with it.

How many staircases do you have? I counted 3 from the pics you've posted - one by an exterior door, one near where your wife is sanding the floor and the one in the room with the sliding glass doors.
Thanks for the comment, without the help of my dad (commercial plumber) and many of his contacts, this would never have been possible. I've cashed in every "I owe you" he had, but i think he was holding them for me when I bought my first home anyway.

3. Sort of. One in the living room to a landing. One of the kitchen to the same landing. Then one from the landing upstairs.

There has to be a better classification of what this house is other than "old style".


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