The Cross House

Inching Along

Today, I mostly finished painting the OTHER curved corner. Tomorrow I will finish.


The restored curved stained-glass is also now back in place.

Per square-inch, the two curved corners have been THE most time-consuming on the entire house, and THE most draining. I feel victorious that they are now mostly done.

The two left-side brackets are in good shape. The two on the right still need work, and this will be done next week.

My next focus is getting the L O N G center stained-glass window back in place.



7 Responses to Inching Along

  1. Beautiful! Breathtaking. Congratulations. This is the side you’ve waited years to cover and restore and you are doing it, an inch at a time. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  2. It is nice that you have a good template for missing bits of the damaged brackets. It already looks fabulous, so repairing the brackets is going to look amazing.

  3. I love this, fantastic work Ross! I want to bring to attention our mutual love for old houses; My life-long friend bought an old home a year ago. It was built in 1890 In Califoria, and moved to it’s current location in 1905, and had been with the same family for at least 4 generations, possibly its lifetime, till my friends family bought it. We wish to restore it but first we need to find out it’s Architectual style, Originally I thought it was a Queen, but after reading your blog I believe it may be a Queen Anne Free Classic, but I’m still skeptical, as It’s lost many of its features such as the 14ft ceilings and possible chair rail and possible wraparound deck. The historical plaque(Which the previous owners sinfully ‘took’) Provided few details and said it was a “Collage style home” I’ve never heard of this, nor can I find information on it, unless its actually a ‘kit-bash’ If you or your friends could help on the matter it would be extremely appreciated, I can provide more information and images if you’re interested, It’s our dream to restore their home, and someday buy my own and restore it, as you’re doing.

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