Digging the Dirt… And The Trenches

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he’s standing in what will be the footer of the new mud-room wall.

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This past week has seen a flurry of activity, with approvals from the city for the new retaining wall… and digging the trenches for the new wall structure.

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Much like the houses of its time, Cannon House will have angular zigs and zags in this new addition.

Today also saw the removal of the house’s apron, as well as the last-remaining bricks from the facade. Not only are we reclaiming the bricks to use but we’re also going to collect that heart pine behind them to use as flooring.

Mary Quinn and I drove up to Marmi Stone and looked at a number of great slabs of natural products.

the leading contender for the kitchen counters.

the leading contender for the kitchen counters.

this is the leading contender for the master bath—onyx marble is both clean, elegant and modern.

the leading contender for the master bath—onyx marble is clean, elegant and modern. (unlike the owner… I look like a hobo)

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another shot of the calcutta marble.

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could be an option for something—not sure what yet.

There are domestically sourced surfaces (from Vermont), but I wasn’t happy with them. and I want something durable that will stand the test of tastes and time. Because we’re digging so deep to find ways to decrease energy impact and increase efficiency, this choice is not something I’m willing to compromise on.

Next up: I’ll post about flooring choices and what direction we’re going to go to a) keep the kitchen modern and fresh and b) maintain a low carbon impact. stay tuned… — WP

 

 

 

 

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