Posts tagged house stories
As part of our ongoing remodeling project of a rather cool 1978 contemporary house, the latest improvement has been a new exterior railings. Ideally this would have been one of the last things I would have chosen to work on, because they just aren't all that interesting. I would much rather work on the fun stuff: a new bathroom, a new master suite, new carpet for basement, blah bla blah, and the list goes on . . . of what I would like to do. But as many of you know, we don't always get to do the fun stuff, rather getting de-railed with the have-to-do things. Here starts the railing saga. [...]
History is an easy attraction, but a labor of love for Martha and Howard Kriebel of Collegeville, Pennsylvania. They are the proud owners of a meticulous replica of William Penn’s 17th century “Letitia” home, recognized as the first-ever brick home built in the country. [...]
The 12ft tape (3.65m & 7.34 Cubit), at least in my head, seems like a fantastic option for shop work or really any repetitive building activity that fits in that scale. But as Jane suggests, story tapes may be as equally valuable for homeowners that are looking to record a home's story (transferable to future owners). (ummmm . . . DIY Alert!) [...]
So exactly how did I incur this "Squirrel King" reputation? This status amongst my peers that would warrant such an effusion of responses to two silly old photos? Surely, at least some of the more recent newcomers to our community must be curious, and it is largely to them that I owe an explanation.
The Decks of Baltimore's Rowhomes -- a photo essay for sure (and even more slam dunk if someone would be willing to hire me for a day) . . . from the most utilitarian, almost slapped together, to the highly engineered and architected (though all do require official-like papers). Multi-tiered or a simple pier, you’d find many in pressure-treated and some that employ materials seen only in commercial applications and/or in a hospitality setting. [ . . . ]