Monday, April 30, 2007

Little Bridge and Stream

It's been about a month, since last pictures of this spot. But not much difference. Since we're having a very late Spring, this year. But the snow is gone now. And some clean up is needed.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

More restoration process

Viewing from the north, most all shingles are primed. The 1920's tiles have been removed from the roofs. Btw, these tiles are being purchased and will be reused by someone, somewhere. Which is nice to know... Old things, no longer needed here, are being recycled. Not just thrown in the dumpster! The bare roof has been covered. Later, will come more tiles.

I so hope these windows will be restored. I'm *afraid* to ask. -sigh- Because I know that a front window, will become two. Sooooooo.... Plus, I'm sure those tiny old panes must be an awful chore to be kept sparkling clean.

But, even if they won't stay here, I'm sure they too will be sold and recycled, to somewhere else, where old things can still be used.

This is a shot of the back... {left side of back} Much to be done here of course. After the process which is now going on.
.This is the right side of the back view. There used to be 2 small windows, in the upper peak. They are to be put there, again. {Unless that plan has changed since I talked to the caretaker...}
View from the south. The plan here was for 2 windows upstairs , somehow. There is much need for more light upstairs. These would help this. Originally, the upper level was where grain for the horses, was stored. You can still see the trap door, through which the grain was dropped down to the horses, stabled below.

No need for lots of light then. But in its use as a living place, there is more need for light up there.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

About the Carriage House, being restored...

And when I call this *my* Carriage House... I only mean that I love it and would love for it, to be mine. It is not, and never will be. But it's in my line of sight, looking out my kitchen and den windows. I've watched it for years. It's been neglected and kind of let 'go to seed.' I've never been able to get inside, as the old couple who owned it, were very reclusive. And I've wondered about the layout... And conjured up in my mind, what I would do with it, if it were mine. :-)
So after all these years of looking and pondering, I'm having great fun with finally learning so much about it, and its history. By chatting with the caretaker of the estate, which purchased it.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

More Carriage House renovation photos

The blue-gray stuff is just primer.
.This is the view of the back. Changes will be made to above, on the right. Which will actually take it back to a more original look. That ramp is temporary. There'll be a kind of a raised patio/entry way, made out of old stone.
How do I know? 'Cause I chatted-up the estate caretaker and even got a tour inside. :-) Much to be done, both inside and out. But I know the general plans now.

.A section of the main house, showing the [matching] colors, which will eventually be used on the renovated Carriage House. A couple of grayish greens and sort of a maroon trim. I am so glad the old yellow, will be gone.

Btw, this above is not the original main house. That sadly, is long gone. Torn down years ago and different houses built, on this lot. This is the latest incarnation. Not made in the style of the original. But I've yet to find a photo of the original.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

And more *Summer Cottages*

But this one, is lived in, year round now. And an interior room was used for the {rather old now} film 'Ghost Story.'


Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Another of the Summer *Cottages*

Another of the Summer *Cottages.*

Although this is used, year round.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Little bridge and stream...

A little bridge, and the stream running under it. In late Winter.
I hope to take pics here, as the Seasons progress.

Another *Summer Cottage*

Monday, April 2, 2007

One of the *Summer Cottages* in my city.....

Yes. Some *Cottage* hu? :-)