Demolition is Done or The Naked Victorian House

It took a few months but all of the plaster and lathe is out and the house is down to the frame. I wish I could call this the midpoint but it’s the beginning of an even longer and more difficult process: putting it all back together. Not to mention all of the structural demolition that has to be done in order to make some changes. Why not take a quick refresh before we go forward with the Grand Before Tour?

Back? Okay, let’s take a look:

The Foyer:

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The Living Room (watch your step!)

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The Dining Room (former Formal Living Room). We decided that the original dining room was too small and buying a second set of furniture for a room we wouldn’t spend time in would be silly, so now we have a big dining room and a direct door to the kitchen from it.

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“The Study” or at least that’s what we’re calling it. The former dining room will be a room I fill up with books.

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The Kitchen (this is the new door, where the former walk in pantry was).

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Upstairs. The stairs, landing at the top, and hallway.

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Archway Bedroom.

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Creepy Doll Room. Just isn’t as creepy anymore. Oh well. The closet and breezeway were removed making the room 4′ wider. A great change.

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Large Bedroom #1

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Large Bedroom #2

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Bathroom. This doorway was a closet. The back bedroom was totally removed since it was too small to be a comfortable room.

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The Attic. Well… there wasn’t much up here to begin with.

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Looking at the Main Staircase

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Basement stairs.


Back stairs.


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