The living room. The Cross House. January 14, 2015. Most of the window trim has been stripped to reveal the original 1894 faux wood finish. I have not yet touched the mantle or over-mantle. The radiator has been temporarily detached. I love love love radiators. Oh, over to the upper right is a now-concealed HUGE steel I-beam which was inserted into the ceiling to hold the house up.
The south-facing window. The light-colored trim is the 1894 finish revealed after almost a century of being hidden. Way cool. The dark-colored trim is what I inherited.
One of the curved windows at the bay. Soooooooooo gorgeous. Images like this leave me awestruck. THIS is mine? Golly. In the image, I have stripped the dark finish surrounding the stained-glass window. I love how much better the stained-glass looks NOT surrounded by a DARK finish (compare the image with the one above). And this is what Mr. And Mrs. Cross would have known.