Sunday, May 10, 2015

Burgman Building: Weekend Update.

You can really see the volume of space with the dropped ceiling gone
Busy weekend working in the "saloon space" of the building. ALL the dropped ceiling is out, along with bags upon bags of insulation. At the same time we started wall removal in anticipation of  the new entry hall and reception room for the residence. This wall removal represents the location of the new pocket door and large transom that will be above it.

This should bring in a great deal of light at this point especially after the entrance doors are redone back to double doors. I cant wait to get the rest of this wall out so we can construct the new pocket door wall.

An early Four square and a mix of Victorian cottages from this view
I have to say I am really impressed with the neighborhood. while it's not "high end Victorian" (most of the homes were built between 1890 and 1910). I can not get over how immaculate and clean the neighborhood is with neatly mowed lawns and carefully trimmed bushes.

There is a row of late Victorian homes in this view.
Say what you will, but small town USA is a dramatic contrast to the more Urban neighborhoods I have restored in.

Note the green carriage barn, large two story Victorian, corner one story commercial, and in the distance another red brick  Italianate storefront building
Kids can safely wander the neighborhood, people ride their bikes, and most importantly the people are extremely friendly.

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