The Cross House. Today. There is something new in the image. Something I have been waiting two years for. Something which I did a series of blog posts about last year. Can you spot what is new???????? I am very excited! Well, scroll way down for the answer…
See, over to the right side of the house? That is the porte-cochère. Notice how its roof is different than all the other roofs? That is because…it has a new roof!!!!!!!! This is the first phase of replacing all the secondary roofs on the house, as part of the Kansas Heritage Grant. Soon, the main porch roof will be done, the octagon tower roof, the rear extension, and the (I am breathless with anticipation) turret roof!!!!!!!! For the first time in a century, all the secondary roofs will match!
The main roof is 1920s cementitious tiles. These tiles will last till the end of time, so I am leaving them in place. The new roofing was selected to complement the 1920s tiles, and paint colors.
The new roofing will hugely improve the appearance of the house. Whoee!!!!!!!!