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Renovation - Historic District
Before ~ North Elevation. The North Elevation of the one and half story brick structure features a simple wood cornice and has no window or door openings along the entire length of the facade.
After ~ North Elevation. A new entry featuring a six panel wood door and flanking sidelights with simple pilasters was installed. Tuscan columns support a new bell cast copper roof resting on a new brick stoop. The new chimney is laid up in custom stained brick to match the existing brickwork and features stepped corners and corbelling at the terminus.
Before ~ West Elevation. One and half story brick garage structure with shed roof and over sized overhead garage door to accommodate a mobile home recreational vehicle. The original bricks were manufactured by Old Virginia Brickworks and are laid in a Flemish bond.
After ~ West Elevation. The existing shed roof was removed and a new hipped gable roof with custom eyebrow dormers was installed. A new two story bay window extends past the existing wall of the West Elevation and is nestled under the new hipped gable roof structure. The two story bay features pegged horizontal and vertical wood members. Bricks were salvaged from the North Elevation and were reused in the base of the new bay window and in the herringbone brick nogging of the intermediate spandrel.
Before ~ West Interior Elevation. Interior view of the one and half story garage shed roof structure and over sized overhead garage door. The interior walls are unpainted concrete masonry units and the floor is a concrete slab.
After ~ West Interior Elevation of Second Floor Bedroom. The camel backed love seat is flanked by Italian side tables and pickled wooden French chairs. Over the new wood floors is a Stark carpet of silk and linen. The Chinoserie chest of drawers is topped with an 18th century coal bin and flanked by mirrors with mercury aged glass. The chair pillow was owned by Wallis Simpson and is embroidered with the quote: “I Live on Bayer Ben Gay and Booze”.
Before ~ East Interior Elevation. The East Elevation of the one and half story structure features a masonry opening for metal utility doors. Note the existing 2 X 10 shed roof rafters and demolished concrete floor slab.
After ~ East Interior Elevation of One and Half Story Living Room. The existing shed roof was removed and a new hipped gable roof reusing the existing 2 X 10 roof rafters was installed. The new ceiling features open wood trusses and 4 inch tongue and groove ceiling boards. A new concrete slab and three inch wide white oak floor boards with a dark stain were installed. The new one and half story bay window has a leather sofa with flanking side tables. The 19th century wooden eagle is from New England. View of new fire box with herringbone firebrick and new limestone chimneypiece. The English convex mirror with decorative dolphins is flanked by English knife box urns. The firebox is flanked by metal French back packs that were used to harvest grapes.
Before ~ East Elevation. The East Elevation of the one and half story structure features a masonry opening for metal utility doors.
After ~ East Elevation. The existing shed roof was removed and a new hipped gable roof with custom eyebrow dormers was installed. A new one and half story bay window extends past the existing wall of the East Elevation and is capped with a copper bell cast roof. The one and half story bay has pegged horizontal and vertical wood members and features three large picture windows with flanking operable casement windows with fixed transoms. Bricks were salvaged from the North Elevation and were reused in the base of the new bay window.