Tuesday Tidbits

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, it has been another busy week! Let me assure you (again) that we have slow, boring stuff coming in the near future. We hired a father/son-in-law mason team to do the exterior brick accents because let’s be honest: there was zero chance that we could have

But, Why?

We have had a lot, hundreds, countless people ask why we are entirely gutting the house down to the original studs. The obvious reason is because the mansion has been home to as many as 13 apartments over the last 90 years.  The only way to return it to a single family, luxury home is to

Pipes Upon Pipes Upon Pipes

We have pipes coming and going every which way in this house. Seriously. I don’t know that either of us have every seen so many pipes, spanning so many years. We have old’ish pipes, we have really old pipes and then we have ancient pipes. Some of them we can figure out…others we just stare

The Carriage House

This week we officially started really working on the house.  Although, to be technical we are working on the carriage house.  Since we are living in the carriage house as we rehab the main house, there were a few things that needed to be done to make it livable (in my opinion).  Consider these the

It’s All in the Details

If you are following along on Facebook or Instagram, you have been able to see some of the incredible things we are finding. Every time we turn around at our home, we “discover” something new in the details. Below are a few of my favorites. **Scroll to the bottom of this page (right hand side)

Romanesque Revival

If you had asked me 6 months ago what a “Romanesque Revival” home looks like, I believe my response would have been something like: “ummm….old, European, dark, definitely old.” Well, suffice to say we are quickly becoming pseudo-experts on this style of architecture.  I could bore you with tedious details, but instead I’ll give you a