Cresting Begins!

Cresting Begins!

The weather is still a bit warmish and we’re not even done with the exterior repairs and painting but Jim was itching to see some cresting on the roof. A lecture on the virtues of delayed gratification did nothing to sway him. Just a few sections have gone up; I...
Lost Detail Newly Rediscovered!

Lost Detail Newly Rediscovered!

Work on the south side of the house is wrapping up; now the focus is on the northwest corner which has long been marred by a hideous 1970’s carport. Both the carport and the concrete slab poured beneath it have contributed to water damage and other forms of...
Recent Progress at the Keys House…

Recent Progress at the Keys House…

Following is a quick update on some of the latest progress and discoveries. Jim has been keeping his nose to the grindstone; let’s take a look at his latest efforts: After liberating the house from its ghastly white vinyl shroud, Jim made repairs to the wood...
Trees Arrive at the Keys House!

Trees Arrive at the Keys House!

After many delays over the course of many months (they were supposed to be planted last fall), the trees we selected to shade the Keys House have finally arrived! Trees have been a part of the landscape of this house since it was new; the various species — and...
Keys House Update

Keys House Update

Work continues to progress at the Keys House project, even if somewhat sporadically. Finishes are being peeled back in some rooms, shedding more light on their original appearances. On the exterior, the north and south walls have been relieved of vinyl and are being...