The Cross House

The NE Corner.

About 3/4 down the first-floor! On Tuesday, the scaffolding will be dismantled and re-erected in the corner!


The BEFORE bracket. 


The AFTER bracket. I had to increase the depth of the four cut lines, and re-drill the adjacent four holes. 


Pretty, right. Yikes, left. The window covered with house wrap had been transformed into a door in the 1960s. It is now a window again, but I need to order a new wood sash. Also, the bat from last year is not nestled inside the curve behind the brackets. Is he/she inside the other curve? I need to know!




13 Responses to The NE Corner.

  1. Hi Ross. The details you reinstated to the bracket are just wonderful. It’s looking lovely. The colour looks so good against the summer garden.

  2. Hi Ross,

    I am so impressed by the craftmanship you show when painstakingly restoring your house. Well done and thank you, for restoring the facade in such a way that it will last another 100 years.

  3. I’ve just read an article about Jimmy Page living in a listed home in London – the way he cares for it reminded me of you caring for the Cross House, and I thought you might be interested!

    • I read that this morning too, Katie, and had the same thought! I really wanted to move Mr. Page out of the two photos he was in so I could see the fireplaces better.

      • Great minds, etc etc! I know it’s a different ethos to Ross’s restoration of the Cross House, but I think it’s the same level of meticulous-ness!

  4. Hi Ross,

    I have begun to look at Old House Dreams posts on the site starting from the earliest for kicks. I did not know that the Cross House was one of them until I came across it. It was posted there on 8/9/2013. Although you may have previously put it in this blog, I can’t recall having seen it before. I certainly enjoyed seeing what it looked like when it had neither put a gleam in your eye, nor had you put the gleam back in it’s eye.

    I am putting the link here for those who haven’t seen it and are interested.

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