The Cross House
The huge L-shaped rotted 1921 front porch is gone. It will be replaced by a new porch, nestled under the overhanging tower above.
The rectangular dining room is back! Whoee!!!!!!!!
Note the office. Remember the triple closets from the plan above? One was originally a hall accessing the room. I restored this feature, and will be closing up the office door into the dining room, making the office a kinda secret room, as it was when created in 1921. A secret room! Very cool!
The circa-1950 garage had been connected to the house via various cheap additions. I made it free-standing again. And a garage again.
Note how the living room, kitchen, and garage form a courtyard outside. This had been a very depressing, dead space. Soon, it will be a deck. A fabulous deck.
The door to the deck is the original 1921 door frame, which I will relocate a bit, with a salvaged beveled-glass door I picked up the other day. The adjacent window will match the two 1921 windows in the kitchen.
A powder room will be created in the current pantry (with a very cool window installed, salvaged from the demolished additions next to the garage).
The sun porch off the kitchen will have a washer/dryer, and a breakfast table.
The north window in the kitchen, covered over, has been uncovered.
The walls between the dining room and kitchen will all be new, and will enclose a pantry, broom niche, a side-by-side refrigerator, and an adjacent counter for the microwave.