The NE corner of the Cross House was in TERRIBLE condition.
Really shocking. In addition to all the EEK issues, there were three AC condensers huddled around the NE corner, causing additional blight. Note shed roof to left.
The beginning of the de-EEKING. AC condensers still huddling.
The non-original shed to the basement was removed by Jeremy. See, too, all the electrical to the left? Bit by bit all that is being removed, and transferred to the basement as part of the de-EEKING process.
Shed gone. The angled basement entrance is original, and will once again have those cool doors where the white plastic is now.
Rotted siding now gone, too, along with the rotted sill.
I had the AC condensers removed and stored. The plan is to reinstall them a bit remote from the house, behind a fence. Their electrical and copper lines will be buried.
The non-original “red” door was removed, and Justin is hard at work also replacing termite-damaged framing. The basement window has been restored. I live for micro improvements. So, BEFORE, and…
…AFTER. The lost window frame has been recreated, a new water-table installed (the way cool bottom trim), the whole wall resided, and the restored stained-glass transom reinstalled.
Again, the BEFORE…
The very eek BEFORE, and…
The NE corner has a really unattractive fence around it. Image from 2012.
This year the NE corner will be fully de-EEKED. The siding- and trim-work is all completed, and I am working on the painting. The AC condensers have been removed. The electrical array on the back porch is being removed. And, soon, what was the least attractive part of the exterior will actually be quite beautiful. I am LIVING for the day when the fence comes down.