This first one is to get some perspective on the front yard, like I said a lot of big trees surround the entire property.
This would be view looking into the living the room from the Kitchen area. As you can see there is no more carpets or wallpaper from the pictures I posted above. Really strange but on two walls of this room and few other walls in the other rooms the paint was removed with just a large spackling knife.... easily. Almost like a bonus because it only took an hour to get to bare walls. This would have been the original paint and a contractor friend suggested they might have painted before the plaster was fully dry. He said he came across the same thing in house before. Any room that had newer paint was fully stuck on. We probably would not even had known it would come off that easy except we were pulling wallpaper off the one wall and it was coming off then.
This would be take from living room above looking into the kitchen area. You can see three arches, the one in the living room was original. The second two are new. The one leading into the kitchen arch originally was a doorway with a door leading The door went and we widened it about 2 feet.
We're in the foyer are still looking towards the kitchen. This is my cluster something or other...
This is going to look cool as I'll have two arches converging on one point.
The walls are in great shape, other than the damage I've done and some minor cracking around the larger windows in the living room there is no problems with them. The original walls are what I believe they call rock lathe? There is 3 layers of material, the inner or first layer is like 1/4 sheetrock that is 16 inch by 8 foot sheets installed horizontally and nailed to the wall which is different than most plaster I've worked with because there is no wood lathes. The second layer averages about 1/2 thick and is like a brittle concrete that was installed manually. The outer layer is about 1/16th of plaster. Each corner inner and outer has steel mesh embedded in the concrete like layer, outer corners have bull nose corner bead.
The wall depth ranges from about 5/8 to 1 inch but is averaging about 13/16 in most places. We're using 5/8 sheetrock and shimming it out as necessary.
Two more from the this arch from other side.
This is the big arch leading into what was bedroom. While the living room is big and could have served as dining room too this worked out much better. Expanding the doorway and adding this really opened the kitchen up. In the first picture the window on the left is going to be doorway out into the back yard. The second picture is looking back into the kitchen.
This was another area with a small doorway we opened up. The square you see on the ceiling was a small broom closet. Off to the right here behind the wall is an area that used to be a small bathroom but there was a lot of wasted space, We're going to bring the wall out to about the corner and either do bath with shower or laundry room. On the left hand side where the cabinets are a small counter top is going in with cabinets below it.
Here's looking into the garage, my Dad wanted a garage his entire life now he has one... except Mom wants to make a master bedroom.
Doesn't matter because he'll be building himself nice big garage at some point. The may keep it and add addition on back for new master bedroom. Note the nice I-Beam running through the center if you wanted to put a hoist in.
Into the cellar! The pool table was included and is actually a pretty good one and in good shape. It also has it's own fireplace. There is some minor water problems but we think we might have that solved because the one rain pipe wasn't in a very good place to drain away from the house. We want to finish this larger room as a bar/entertainment center. There's three heating pipes to move that run the lenght of this room on the left and we'll have nice clear joists ready for sheetrock. We're going to reconfigure the heating anyway possibly with the boiler outside in my Dad's new pole barn.
Off to the left is a room that will probably be small workshop and there is another where the boiler is. Both are pretty big.
The Pink Bathroom...
It's shame to rip all this out because it is in such great shape but like the tile in the kitchen the color sucks. The window is boarde up becuse that is the one we ripped put to see how we we were going to install new ones so we had right measurements.
This will be the master bedroom at least until the addition or garage gets converted.
This is another small bedroom, a teenagers dream as it has it's own door going outside. It appears this was added taking up garage.
The floors in the living room, master bedroom and new dining room have excellent hardwood floors. No stains and in very good shape. The only problem is some nail holes from carpet installation in some areas which we should be able to fix easily.
Some of the smaller rooms like the bathrooms have heating like this installed, it looks like a radiator and has a nice cover not pictured here. The rest of the house has very large baseboard heating. The covers themselves are very heavy.
Last but not least some pictures from the back of the house. If they put an addition on it will be going on left side of the house here so they can take advantage of the roof line. That smaller bedroom will get even smaller so they have a hallway leading to it and the door going out pictured here will be the bedroom door.