Something New…!!!!!!!!


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!!!!!!!!




  1. Derek W on April 8, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    That is great! Water getting in keeps me up at night! Congrats.

  2. Michael Bazikos on April 8, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    What is the new roofing material going to be? Slate shingles? BTW, based on other pictures you have posted here, hexagonal copper shingles would look awesome on the octagon tower roof.

Leave a Reply Cancel Reply

Your email address will NEVER be made public or shared, and you may use a screen name if you wish.