"That's amazing news! I see the characteristic stripes (rays) of quartersawn oak on the light-colored segments of the floor, but I can't tell what the darker wood is. Suspect walnut or mahogany, would lean toward mahog. because of the…"
"rarely if ever would a good wood floor get covered over without cause. If they moved walls and such, you could have missing areas. But then again, you could put the orig. walls back. :)
Maybe pry up some of those big patches that appear in a couple…"
"google "star washer" you will see hundreds of structures that have steel tie rods. It let them get away with 2 wythe walls 3 stories in height.
If masonry is of adequate thickness to be stable w/o tie rods, then it is. But when it…"
"Generally the home inspection clause in the offer calls for all utilities to be turned on at seller's expense so that a complete and thorough inspection may be carried out. IDK if that can be stretched to cover refilling a boiler that has been…"
Tell us about your old-house experiences and dreams:
Old house (1850/1906)owner, musical instrument restorer. Involved in the Main Street program, local and state preservation groups, and city landmarks commission.
I recreate historic details, have done hand woodworking, horsehair plaster, stained glass, Victorian Gingerbread, Fine wood finishing, French Polishing.
"I majored in the AEsthetic Movement"
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