Thursday, June 29, 2006

Not Much Left

Wood Siding, Wood Paneling, No Steel Beams. . . .
The last picture is from the following morning - nothing but a pile of truss mending plates, the odd applieance, and the cast iron stack.

Extra Long Marshmallow Toasting Sticks Required

VFD: "We haven't lost a basement or crawlspace in 50 years"

My guess is that's an OLD firshouse joke - still, made me chuckle.

More Burning Pics

Burnin' Down the House

Things went very smoothly for the burn. The neighbor bought some food to grill out and we made a party of it. The VFD started out doing some clearing and evacuation exercises using a smoke machine. After that, they started and nearly extinguished a fire inside 3 or 4 times for more training.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Burn Baby Burn!

June 28th, 6:30pm. The old cottage will give itself up to the Volunteer Fire Department. I want to say we hate to see it go - but we really don't. . .

Check back after that date for more pics.

If the weather holds, we'll have footing poured the week after the 4th of July.

Last three Loft interior shots

These pics are to show the view from the sleeping area looking West and from the living room area looking East.

To clarify, there are two posts. Basically, I am near one at each picture, just facing a different direction.

In the picture on the right, you an sort of see the wall that holds the pocket door to get into the bathroom.

Garage Loft Interior Pics

And, finally, here are some pics of the bedroom/sleeping area and reading nook.

Garage Loft Interior Pics Continued

We went a bit overboard with the bathroom, but we are happy with how it turned out. In some respects, I've asked Jennifer to live without a bathtub for over 5 years now. Maybe I am just trying to make up for that.

More Garage Loft Interior Pics

Here are some pictures of our "non-cooking area" .

As part of our variance/agreement with the town, a guesthouse has been defined as not containing permanent cooking facilities. At one point, we had planned on having a 24" range, but we are doing OK with out one.

More Loft Interior Pics

The dogs seem to be settling in well. . . .

This image was taken with the arch top window behind me.

More Garage Loft Interior Shots

Here is the other half of the living room area.

To give you an idea of scale, the height from the floor to the celing peak is about 10'. To the bottom of the beam below the clerestory windows is 5' 8".

Garage Loft Interior Shots

Well, the sewer and water has been connected to the garage and we've moved into the loft. For the next few posts, I will post some pics of the loft interior.

We are very happy with how it turned out and have now been living in here for just over a week.

Here you can see the "living room" area. If you scroll back down to the exterior picture of the garage, you will see the arch top window from the outside.

The wall behind and next to the loveseat is over the stairwell that leads up from below.

To our future "guests", we hope you will approve of your private accomodations. . . .