|Feb 2013, nice woodsy camouflage to derelict house.|
By the beginning of March, tree removal was in full swing as I showed HERE. This tree was 150 years old, but diseased in places.
March 19, the old kitchen wing had been removed and a new one was begun. The huge stump remained through the summer.
End of march and a second floor was added to the new kitchen wing.
Here were a couple May's shots:
The old windows were removed, and new ones hung...
And the chimney was refaced with stone, almost all the way up.
On Dec 8 there's a new foundation dug and concrete poured in the empty space between the existing house and the corner. This apparently is another lot, with a small house planned for the "in-laws" of the young family that is renovating the older house.
I'll wait till the construction guys go home before taking some more pics, to update the ongoing saga which means various noises every day. I'm glad these guys get to move dirt and tear down trees, pour cement, and build block walls, since they are at it almost daily...and it seems unlikely that they have a floor plan to follow. I think they just like to build, tear down, build again. It is grown-up sand-box work, or so it seems to me!
As of Dec 17 this is what my view provides:
So I've lost the softening of old growth trees, kept the ugly derelict garage full of junk, and added the sound and sight (but fortunately not the smell) of a porta-potty. Can't wait to see what next year brings!