As money pours into the neighborhood and prices skyrocket ($2 million for total gut jobs) it pleases my little heart to see these old wood frames restored rather than torn down and replaced with F.A.R. fuckers. Especially vulnerable, anything with over twenty feet of street front like this one.
This house has a museum quality slate fireplace with the original faux finished marble effect and the incised gold leaf. Almost every fireplace I've ever seen lost their finishes during paint stripping and now have the common flat grey green slate look, however nice in its own way, was not the original intention of the builder 100+ years ago.
|At dusk the new sunny paint job glows.|
|They used cement based hardi board planks insted of wood.|