There is something unusual about this image. It is the vantage point. You see, I am not on the ground. I am flying! Flying! Well…maybe I am in a lift bucket. But, it feels like flying! This is the rear, east facade. It is highly visible as the house is on a corner. The previous owner primed the walls to the right, stripped the paint on the east wall, and painted the dormer. We are now at work replacing siding. The two diamond-paned windows light the main pantry. The two round windows (sooooo cool!) light the 4-story servant’s stair.
Flying!!!!!!!! The asphalt shingles are soon to be replaced. The white line to the left is the built-in gutter, now relined by Groh & Sons, who are doing the gutter and roofing work as part of the Heritage Grant the Cross House received.
The newly lined dormer gutter. All the gutters are now done, and for the first time in many many many decades the gutters are funneling water AWAY from the house rather then INTO it. Praise the Lord!
I had thought that the main roof was covered in 1920s cementitious tiles, but this close-up view reveals a startling, shocking truth: These are NOT cementitious tiles, but rather are, no doubt, the scales of a giant dragon which long ago died on the roof of the Cross House. Or…perhaps the dragon is just sleeping?
I love love love a good chimney. They tend not to be noticed from ground level, but they are POWERFUL and GORGEOUS up close. Steven, from Groh, a wisely treading gently on the roof, careful not to wake the possibly sleeping beast!