I have, apparently, been a little long winded and haven’t included enough pictures! Imagine that. They do say that a picture is worth a thousand words but they never had to upload the file that took forever when they coined that saying. But here goes; a few random pictures to show some progress and some highlights.
PS Bet nobody remembers the last time I said that little! Enjoy the pictures. Keep the tours and the comments coming.
This is a picture of the weatherproofing and trim boards that I have spoken about. Amazing to have new wood primed white on the house. Below that is the concrete board with the mesh at the begining stages of attachment. Since then we have finished applying it and Ron has done the first coat of all parging and the finish coat of about 2/3 of the house. Spencer backfilled to that point today.
Doing reserach into radiator refinishing right now as well as deciding which size and type of style will go where. Between the radiators and the infloor heat it sounds like a very energy efficient system with a small size high power boiler to go with it.
Our new bedroom, ensuite and walk in closet. You can see where we removed the closet walls and will have to patch the floor in those spots. We have found a old glass door for the balcony, which will let even more light in. It was hard to tear up that hardwood in our bathroom but the in floor heat will be awesome in the winter. Imagine a walk in closet with a window!
The clawfoot tub which will, of course, be returning to the main bath. It will not even require refinishing on the inside but we will have to paint the outside. There is also an original hanging sink which we will reuse. I think our match of the style available today will work quite well with the existing.
The stairwell with the beautiful pristine wood work. We are lucky that the original wood work is in such incredible shape as are the hardwood floors. You can also note in this picture the paint details on the wall. The dining room, front room and parlor all have quite striking features (which we will salvage or replicate)
This is such a fabulous attic with pretty amazing Saskatchewan views from all 3 dormers windows. This space impresses everyone except our mothers who think we are crazy!