Our 1864 Italianate

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Luetic
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Our 1864 Italianate

Post by Luetic »

Sorry, I don't have a web page yet, so I'll do the cut and paste until I do. :oops:

We began our restoration Summer 2003. The first project was to get the house stabe and to build a usable garage. We had most of the brick repointed and the stone cleaned. Next was demolition and reconstruction of a caraige house and porch.
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Luetic
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Once Winter hits, we demolish somthing on the interior and redo it. Yes we're sticking with plaster. Here are some room before and afters.
the small parlor
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some of the hallway
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before: I hated that blue/green wallpaper
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Luetic
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the project then was to repaint the trim/reglaze windows. About 1000 tubes later, the exterior should now be sealed.
The porch ceilings were scraped and restained/varnished.
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Post by rrobinson720 »

Wowee! Thanks for sharing!

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Post by Greg »

What a house. Absolutely stunning. You are doing a fantastic job. I am humbled. I can only type in short sentences.

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Post by MattStiltner »

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Oh MY GOD. That is tremendous. I can't explain to you all the words I want to express.
My Home's Website - Finally back up and displaying pictures. Hooray for time to do something with it

Jim K in PA
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Post by Jim K in PA »

Luetic,

Welcome to the OHW, and thanks for giving us a tour! Wonderful work. Hopefully you can share some more of your progress as things continue.

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Post by BobG »

:shock: WOWZA!!! And welcome to the boards :) beautiful house!
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Post by Jen »

Beautiful house! You have done a wonderful job in making it shine. Even though your "before" pictures aren't the kind of "before" pics most of us are used to :lol:

You've made that ol' girl a knockout!

Luetic
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Post by Luetic »

ahh you mean all of the demolition shots. I have those too. Trust me, you can hide (and they did) a lot with heavy paper. And every room was papered. Unfinished walls that had NEVER been plastered, or finished. Holes thru the wall. All cracked and bowed, shifting and falling. I just figured you all know what scaffolding and mess look like. :D
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But thanks for the kind words. We had planned 5 years to get it all done. This summer will be 3 years and we are well on our way.

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