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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Wood building, reclaimed




June 9


June 9


June 9
Note the lack of foundation on the additon to the second story.
Revealed at last.


June 9


June 9
Nice detail.


June 9
The sandstone around the building was crumbling from the first time I was familiar with the building, in 1990.


July 1


July 1


July 6
Extensive renovation to another problem area, the crumbling retaining wall.
This was not crumbling in 1990, and there was the small patio below, outlined in timbers, here.


July 21
Brick and pavers in the patio area.


August 4
The renovation reached this point, and then everything halted for installation of a new HVAC system.
The refinished floors were ruined in the process and had to be redone.
As I said, it might as well have been a government job.


September 15


Septeber 15


September 23


September 23
Look closely over the truck bed and see a back side bending over, cleanng windows.
The second floor is no longer a private residence, but renovated (or will be) as a bed and breakfast.


A current golfer tidbit. This is the course I pass twice daily.
All the sand traps seem to be under renovation; I've watched them dug out and refilled.
In case you don't know, those puppies are very deep; four or five feet, filled with sand.
But the sand trap above is being filled with sod.
The sand trap from hell?


Another sand sand trap.
I don't know if the boulder was excavated and will be carried away,
or imported, for golf balls to  ping off of.

23 comments:

  1. That really is a beautiful building..I do hope the interior is just as nice.
    I don't get golf...
    Jane x

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  2. Hari OM
    It really is a marvelous building and despite the delays, am sure it will have all been worth the effort. As for the rock.... If it came out of the trap, they have now had to find that much sand to replace the volume!!! YAM xx

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  3. I hope this sympathetic, healing renovation lasts and lasts.

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  4. How fun was this? To read, not to renovate, I'm sure. Looks beautiful.

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  5. Nice building. If I know golf courses the bolder will be for golf balls to ping off!

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  6. Every time we go by a golf course I think how pretty they are, it's be nice to play golf except for the fact I can't play.

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  7. Golf? Why ruin a nice walk?

    It's good to see such a sympathetic, albeit time-consuming, renovation.

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  8. It really turned out nicely, but you're right about the similarities to a government job :)

    Good luck with your woven/sewn items that you'll be selling.

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  9. I wish someone would come and renovate me like that. What a great old lady that building is!

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  10. Such a beautiful building! So glad they decided to renovate it rather than tear it down! I think it would be fun to stay in the bed/breakfast part of it!

    betty

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  11. I'm glad to see a beautiful building being renovated rather than torn down. I know little about golf courses so they will have to tend to that.

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  12. It's a lovely, lovely building. Perhaps the sand traps are being filled in and new ones constructed elsewhere?

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  13. Beautiful building Joanne but golly those foundations, or lack of them, were really scary.

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  14. I own a house that was built in 1917. I am keenly aware of the importance of a good foundation.

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  15. Looks good anyway. Did you move your stuff in?

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  16. Yes. Must make more stuff! We need a lime green dress on Helen.

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  17. That house has turned out very well. Nice job.

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  18. The Wood house is so lovely even as a ruin that it's good to see it being put back together properly.
    And I never thought about the hazard a boulder on a golf course can create - a ricochet could really pick up speed!

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  19. What a beautiful building. That was a massive renovation project!

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  20. That's a beautiful building but the lack of foundations are a bit of a worry.
    Merle..................

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