Monday, December 19, 2011

Earl (shown waving from upstairs window) and his son, Anthony, pulled the siding down today. One can more easily picture what the completed home will look like now that a difference can be seen between the gambrel and the lower wall. The green asphalt shingles on the gambrel front will be replaced with cedar shake. The German siding below that will be restored.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Eastern most chimney collapsed and will have to be rebuilt. Clay bricks were soft due to exposure to constant moisture.
Photo shows eastern upstairs bedroom. Rafters and roof decking, except for lots of decay near the chimney penetration, were found to be in pretty decent shape.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Wall paper under the drywall in the room east of the entry foyer (which will be the dining room once the project is complete).

Wall paper found between plaster and drywall in entry foyer.

Monday, August 8, 2011

No changes proposed for front elevation. East elevation is shown.
Proposed second floor plan.
Proposed first floor plan.
Liz Sappenfield, our historic consultant on the project, submitted the application for COA today. Site plan showing proposed demo and new addition.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Liz Sappenfield is going to help Karine, Dennis and I go through the process of obtaining a historic certificate of appropriateness. Liz and I are meeting at the house next week to discuss the plans. We removed the vagrant bedding, beer bottles, broken glass and "inappropriate" magazines from the home on Saturday.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

A while back, I wanted to purchase this property. After executing a purchase contract, I had the property surveyed only to find that the railroad's right of way cuts right through the kitchen addition. I spoke with the railroad's right of way person and then to our real estate attorney. Our attorney explained that with this particular title exception, it would be difficult for a home buyer, using conventional financing, to purchase the home. So, we terminated the contract.
I took Winston by 701 Holloway earlier today. I told him this might be one of our next projects and asked him what he thought. He took a look at the house and then looked at the railroad tracks next to them. He said that whoever moved in would be lucky because they could very easily hop on a train from this location and ride it all the way to California. I am not entirely sure if this a good thing or not. The little ones have come up with great names so far, the broken house, the house with two potties and the dirty house. That is how the blog for 701 Holloway was named.