It’s been a long hiatus, but we haven’t been sitting idle after the sale of our first property. We’re on to the next! Take a look…
Our fantastic general contractor, Extreme Homebuilders of New Jersey, is now more than half way through the interior demolition and we’ve already filled one big dumpster! This week, exterior demolition will start with removal of all the old vinyl siding…to be replaced with “hardy board”, a cement composite material made in the configuration of wood clapboard. More on that soon…
This gracious foyer will be completely transformed by new lighting, refinished floors and painting the original stair woodwork a clean, crisp white.
Note the beautiful french doors which we’ll paint the same crisp white. The floors will be refinished and the walls will get one of our favorite (and most versatile) paint colors, Cloud White, by Benjamin Moore.
The Dining Room is really of grand size and scale with an original gas fireplace that we’ll restore. And we’re very excited to discover the original framing of a stained glass window (located between the two other windows). That original piece of stained glass is now long gone, but glass artist Joseph Pappa, of Premium Glass in Asbury Park, NJ., will be creating a new piece for us. You may remember the piece Joseph did for us on our last project (below). We’ve decided that we’d like to add a stained glass piece to each of our projects whenever possible.
Bedroom #3 out of a total of six had lots of design elements going on at the same time; paneling, wallpaper, shag carpeting. It happens. But by the time you read this, the carpeting will be gone, the walls skim coated and ready for paint.
This is a full bath on the 3rd floor of the house (one of 5.5 baths). We are keeping the original floor tiling, sink and claw foot tub. All faucets, lighting, mirrors, etc. will be brand spanking new!
There will be more progress photos as we move along so stay tuned!