Structural challenges and scope changes

Our house has a balcony above the old kitchen. It’s a small but cool feature that we hoped to make use of one day. The roof of our house is supported by its walls, and in this case, the outside wall lands in the middle of what was our old kitchen.

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Kitchen updates – plumbing, panels, trim, hood, tile, electrical – whew!

There are a lot of updates to report on the addition.

We have plumbing fixtures! We have panels! We have (some) trim! We have a tile backsplash! We have light!

Sputnik light fixture over the stairs

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The roof is done

At long last, the roofer has finished our roof, gutters, and downspouts. Here is a brief chronology:

About one year ago, last February, we had some terrible ice dams and roof leaks. We signed the contract with the roofer in March. The roofing project began in June. The second floor roof was completed in August. Significant progress was made in September and October.

Yesterday, Friday January 18, 2019, was the epic conclusion of our 10-month-long roofing and gutter project. Yes, believe it or not, the project took exactly 300 days to complete.

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Floor plan of 2nd floor discovered

Thanks to the efforts of professor Paul Kruty and his students, an original floor plan of our house was made in 1992. Paul published the main floor plan in his book Walter Burley Griffin in America, but the floor plan for the second floor has eluded me for years. Today, that mystery is solved.

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