Showing posts with label William Chick Scarritt Home. Show all posts
Showing posts with label William Chick Scarritt Home. Show all posts

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Inside The Restoration

The restoration of the fire-damaged home of William Chick Scarritt is proceeding nicely. The roof is now complete and installation of windows has begun..the curved ones for the tower should arrive soon.  All HVAC and plumbing is finished and the electrical will be complete today 10/15/17. The house was built in 1887 and was extensively damaged by fire in September of 2016
 The fire took out the second and third floors and caused heavy collapse and water damage to the first floor.  Above and below are views from the second floor balcony of the William Wallace house next door and the KC Skyline.   This balcony will be off the master bath.

 Above, the view from the newly installed third floor windows looking south west toward downtown.
 Above, the owners, Larry and Susan, acquired the mantel from a monastery in France..which was constructed around 1820.  The stone piece at the top is from Belgium.  Below, this is the new third floor.

 Above, the carriage house in the rear where the couple are living until the third floor is finished.  Below, the third floor looking south toward the front of the house.

 Above, another view of the third floor which has three fireplaces.... Fireplace number two is below and even has a pizza oven up top.

 First floor, front rooms.  Floors have been removed to repair the joists.  There was a lot of work needed to repair the beams and to clean out mold.  This room, above and below,  is on the southwest corner of the house. The decorative ceiling piece is from France.

                            Above, another ceiling piece to be installed which has come from India.
 Above and below, the front parlor next to the entrance.  The original stain-glass has been removed and is being repaired in St. Joseph.  Parquet flooring with wood from Europe and Russia has arrived and is ready to be installed on the first and second floors.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Restoration Update

Update on the William Chick Scarritt House. Tiles are going on the west half of the roof. These were imported from Brazil. The tiles came by boat to Houston and then by rail to Kansas City. Next; the windows will be installed. Some of the window in the tower are curved. One factory in Arkansas is the only one that can do thermal, curved windows. They are ready to go. After that the curved copper gutter will be installed on the tower top...but first Susan and Larry have to find someone to curve the copper!   In 1888 the construction of this home cost $30,000.  
Remarkable progress on this restoration!!!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

More Scarritt Progress

Making great progress at 3240 Norledge... roof will be complete in a short amount of time.  The William Chick Scarritt Home, 1888, burned just four months ago.   Very rapid progress.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Scarritt House Update


The William Chick Scarritt Home, 3240 Norledge, reconstruction is progressing nicely.  Should have the roof in place by the middle of January.  Which means time from fire to re-roof just four months. The third floor is completed.  Below, sections for the reconstruction are prefabricated just a block away. I'll follow up with the raising (literally) of the roof in a couple of weeks. The home was originally built in 1888.