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!!!
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Thursday, February 25, 2016
About this time of year in 2011 (March 4) I featured a home in the Lykins Neighborhood that had just been purchased and was under renovation. Anthony had undertaken the task. More needed to be done than he had imagined.... termites, leaking roof, hidden doors, tuck pointing of brick... but progress has been made and there's an update below. But, for reference, see this link first:
The original porch had to be removed and, above, you can see the new one going into place with footings that are 3-feet deep. The porch will wrap around the front and east and west sides. East side, below, has a door restored to the porch. Below the right portion of the brick has been restored by a previous owner ... the center section will be the next to be rebuilt. Three courses of bricks on the lower story, decreasing by one to the top. Anthony estimates the home will be finished by the end of this year.
Below, the west side. Those two windows, center section, at the bottom had to be dug out. They were buried in dirt. Anthony built a retaining wall next to them.
The basement above, now, below in 2011... most of the floor joists had rotted away..