Photo Update: Making Good Progress

Prior to leaving for a trip to Charlottesville, you can see the exposed heart pine (which we will reclaim) along with trenches and framing that went up. In addition to roughing out the plumbing, they were also able to go a bit further on pouring footers and installing the vapor barrier:   While away, they … Continue reading Photo Update: Making Good Progress


Digging the Dirt… And The Trenches

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. 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 … Continue reading Digging the Dirt… And The Trenches

Big Decision No. 1: Pac Man Edition

There are points in every reno where you have to make a tough decision that has no good answer. Today was one of those days. Due to a measuring error, we either had to scale back and modify a critical part of the new kitchen and mud room, or modify the brick-serpentine wall. After some … Continue reading Big Decision No. 1: Pac Man Edition