Thursday, March 22, 2007

2 Years On Foxcroft: A Pictoral Celebration

Today is the second anniversary of the first post on Foxcroft. Here is a link to that humble beginning:

In the Beginning...

In the two years since, of course the biggest change has been completing the upstairs. Here's Bess' the builder's description of the attic:

"Increase the pitch of the roof making the attic higher. Have it high enough so two or three rooms could be finished off later if desired. I want window at the east (front) as shown in the picture, then would like one on the north and one on the south. The roof pictured is not high enough for these last two but when you increase the pitch, I think they can be put in. Saw a house this style not long ago that had them. Want them all so they will open, with weights like those down stairs."

Here is what the attic looked like in 1928:

Here is a shot of roughly the same place when we purchased the home in 1993:

Same spot when working on framing, summer of '05, when it was known as the "Lumber Room"

Same spot with framing of the other two bedrooms complete:

Same spot, Master bedroom today:

The biggest part of upstairs was opening making a new gable in the back of the house:

Before we started '05:

After we opened it up:

In progress:

Shingling Summer '06


New gable from the inside:

Summer '05

After cutting the roof off:

Framing in place:

The three above pictures were all taken on the same day

We went quite a while before the window got put in:

But it finally happened:

I'm afraid I don't have anything more current than this:

Laundry room:

I think that's enough for now...

1 comment:

merideth said...

wow! i can't believe it's been 2 years. That gable/dormer project was a great one to follow. Your house is looking great!