Tuesday, November 07, 2006
So, back to the first floor. Wonderful box beams run the length of the living and dining room. A great hanging light with its milk glass still intact is one of a number of original light fixtures that survived the period when the home was a two-unit rental.
Although it might not appear so, the laundry room is really pretty cool. The original galvenized triple sinks are in good repair (although the drains need some attention). The base structure is concrete. All the doors and windows throughout the basement are finished with fir woodwork. Lots of clearance space overhead, with easy access for plumbing and wiring.
These interior views shows the sunporch from the kitchen doorway. The plaster walls were in great shape, and the dark-stained fir woodwork needs only some cleanup and a coat of varnish. The right side of the door casing is obscuring the wood rail of the basement stairs. One oddity, an ugly notch had been cut in the window sill nearest the back door. During the sunporch restoration phase (right now low on the priority list), perhaps a discrete repair can be made.
The house journal continues after an extended interruption. Anyway, to continue on with the exterior tour of the new old house this picture shows the back door entrance to the porch/sunroom. The sunporch is smallish, opens into the kitchen, and serves as the access to the full basement. Windows immediately right of the door are one of the three sets of double narrow windows; windows to the right of those are the dining room windows.