Just a few modest developments to report this week.
252 N. Bayview Street
Outside, a pile of sand and a small cement mixer provide a clue to current activity.
Sure enough, scaffolding has been erected on the northside deck.
The broken deck railing I commented on last week has now been removed entirely to accommodate the scaffolding.
Presumably this is the brick being used.
Inside, there were few obvious changes. The back room has been largely cleared of cabinetry, though there’s no indication of where it went (I didn’t find it elsewhere in the house). Closets have been framed at the west end, the end toward the front of the house; inside them are the remains of built-in bookcases. Between this room and the door connecting to the main house are a bathroom on the right and a closet on the left. (The object in the center of the room is an ancient KitchenAid dishwasher.)
Fiberglass tub surround panels have been removed from one of the downstairs bathrooms and are leaning against a wall in the kitchen.
352 N. Summit Street
Yesterday the site was swarmed by workers and their pickup trucks—at least until it started to pour. The result is the first-floor framing.
A large puddle in the center of the slab made it difficult to completely scope out the layout, but there will clearly be a porch across the front.
The foundation has also been prepared for a garage behind the house.
351 N. Summit Street
No apparent changes outside, but it appears that interior work may be imminent. This shot was taken through one of the side windows of the dining room bay, one of the few vantage points for peering into the house. Visibility will be greatly improved when the French doors opening from the living room to the patio and from the breakfast room to the screened porch are installed. The builder told me that these doors had been delivered but had to be sent back because they didn’t have the desired impact-resistant glass.