Sunday, October 14, 2012

four new bottom stairs

the stairs were modified in about 1900 and had a circular landing at the bottom.  It's great to have the original design back

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Tuck pointing buddies, Marius's annual fall visit

Last year Marius left us with hot water and counter tops in the kitchen.   This year's task is a detatchable mudroom. 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

New window jams

Time to start replacing and repairing the windows in the old side of the house.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012

Buon appetito!

Homemade lasagna n sauce from the Gratiot house farm kitchen. Layers of freshly picked Basil and zucchini from the garden! 

The girls at large

(And one boy!) Picking off summers bounty of insects and weed seeds:)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Just a little floor sag

The upstairs floors had saged 2.5 in.   The floor was built with a 16 foot span using 2x7 floor joists

Monday, July 9, 2012

Were done!!!!!

Jeff and Ed just couldn't stop talking about how much they liked working on the Gratiot House. All the many angles and curves made it much more interesting then building a modern house. Chris just loves the cool chimneys and Heather is glad the 5:30 am hammering is over.