|Surprise! Just when we think we have discovered everything!|
People who do not restore houses often ask me when we will be done with the Nagele-Merz House. My reply is "when its done, its done and of course there will always be maintenance so really an Historic house is never done". It is just a process: from dilapidation, to restoration, to preservation. To restore an old house means you have to be a patient artisan. Plans must be subject to change . You are an archeologist letting the house tell you what its is rather than you making it something. This is not "gut rehab" which is the city of Cincinnati's idea of what you do to an old house. This is not a 3cdc/HGTV makeover either, it is a restoration and it tells you whats next.
|Greg works on the wall chipping away the newer layers|
|Proper ceiling prep is critical if stencilling and line work is to look correct.|