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Starting to take shape

posted Jul 2, 2011, 7:38 PM by Vickery Place
After all the demolition, we can start to see the new house taking shape. This was the original bathroom.... we kept nothing here. The original 1920 tub was just too small, and there wasn't anything worth saving here. All the electrical and plumbing is being replaced, keeping nothing from the previous renovation.

Upstairs, in the master bedroom. The carpet has been ripped up (there was no hardwood up here). As you can see into the new master bathroom, the it has been opened up, and the closet between the bedroom and bathroom has been demoed.

This is inside the new master bathroom. The low ceiling has been removed, and the ceiling is being redone to match the nice high vaulted ceilings in the bedroom.

All the ductwork from the AC has to be redone, of course. Most of the ducts had been in the attic, taking up valuable space and forcing lower ceilings. We are making better use of the space and redoing everything, taking care to be as green as possible and using the latest high efficiency materials.

The new foundation, ready for the concrete to be poured. You cannot see in this view (with the plastic), but there are concrete piers all the way down to the bedrock. This building is going to last forever!

Look at all that rebar.... waiting for the concrete man. At the rear of the house, you can see the awful glass-brick windows (in the rear bathroom) have been removed, and replaced with a window that matches the rest of the house.