The Grout Cottage has some new lines on all four sides. All of the gable ends are now a-frame. This is the back exterior of the house now. I know it still looks rough. They all look rough for a while and I have to remind myself to remain patient. That horrible upstairs porch will [...]
After some delay, the crew is back at the Grout Cottage today. Scaffolding in full effect, they are working on changing the last gable end on the front of the house. Lots of people are stopping to look and people are slowing down as they drive by but the best is yet to come—the transformation [...]
One of the to do’s on my Punch List for my house is the replacement of the now 24-year old Sub Zero fridge in our kitchen. Well guess what it finally happened. First, I had to locate a replacement fridge that would fit in the existing hole specifically one that was the right width and [...]
To review… the Grout Cottage is a Queen Anne built in 1895. It is a duplex that we began remodeling in December 2012. Here’s the introduction post to the house. While Apartment A (downstairs) of the Grout Cottage is getting the finishing touches, Apartment B (upstairs) is getting new frame work and a new layout. [...]
High drama at Grout Cottage project this morning. Climbing high to remove those dog-eared gables or ridge line (not sure) and replace them with them with an A-frame. This will make a big change in the way that the exterior of the house looks.