The Cross House
Last week I did a post about replacing the cheap AC floor grilles in the parlor. I wanted to avoid confusing the all-important historical narrative so grilles which were distinctly modern (and high quality) was my aim.
I fell in love with grilles made by Kul (pronounced cool) but not a single reader liked them!
The grilles look gray in the image. They are a dull gold in person. They are also 1,000% more sophisticated than what I had before. It also delights me that something so minor (floor grilles!) has been given some thought. And that the historical narrative has not been screwed with. At a glance, a person will look at the grilles and think: Oh. The house has new AC. Cool.
Some readers suggested getting wood grilles that kinda vanished into the wood flooring. But…I want to celebrate that my 1894 house has modern central AC! I do not want the tell-tale sign of AC, grilles, to vanish but rather to be something distinct and beautiful.
The 1894 radiators of the house are gorgeous, and are rich with detail. These were innovations when the house was built and they were clearly intended to be looked at and admired.
And this was my thinking when it came time to the AC grilles.