What I did with my Summer Vacation....

Project by Catspaw posted 04-19-2008 08:04 PM 2541 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

O.K. so here I am. This should give some one a fair idea of what I’m doing. I bought this place on a whim figuring to flip it. The more I gutted the place, the more I liked the property. The house was a peice of junk and would have been better set on fire. But, I decided to save alttile money and rebuild it.

It started out as a barn or something. The earliest remnant I found when gutting it happened to be a newspaper corner with the date of something like 1896.

I did this myself with occasional help from my brother and a neighbor. Mostly on the upper floor and roof system. Even at that, I pre-cut all the roof system peices on the ground. I just needed help setting it all in place.

The floor plan is completely different than it was. It decided not to post any original interiors. Though, they would turn just about anybody away from even thinking about having bought this place. I wouldn’t want anybody to think I was on drugs or something.

This spring is going to be another push for siding, second bath, cabinetry, flooring, and millwork.

Original back.

-- arborial reconfiguration specialist

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posted 04-19-2008 11:10 PM

huge project cat . the original would have made a good home shop ! lol

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posted 04-20-2008 06:59 PM

Now that is a project Cat. What made the place so special to you? Did it include some land too? If so, then you have room for a nice shop.

-- Bill - Turlock, Ca. - http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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posted 04-20-2008 10:07 PM

To answer your questions Bill….

Answer #1

Answer #2

23 acres including the woods and meadow. Being on top of a hill makes for a long view.

Answer #3 We think alike…it’s alot farther along than this now.

-- arborial reconfiguration specialist

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posted 04-21-2008 12:58 AM

Nice layout and pictures. Now I see why you wanted it. Maybe I should move to the midwest.

-- Bill - Turlock, Ca. - http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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posted 04-21-2008 02:46 PM

that’s a keeper
A LOT of work you’ve put into this.. wow

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada

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posted 11-09-2009 05:46 PM

A huge project and nice reconfiguration. I can see why you went to the trouble. We did a similar crazy thing in northern Saskatchewan once. Twenty acres on a little lake all by ourselves…oh well, another life.

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posted 12-13-2009 07:03 PM

Wow, what a great job you did with this. I would keep it to!

-- Janice

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posted 12-24-2009 11:28 PM

what a difference

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posted 01-18-2010 05:18 PM

When are we gonna see the inside of this place???

-- Janice

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