Monday, March 21, 2016

$outh $lope: Looking Good Wood

Sixteenth Street woody get a major face lift.  New windows, new roof, new door, new everything back down to the bones.   T & A Contracting did the work.  Their company should be very familiar to old house restorarians as their handy work is all over Park Slope South and Green Wood Heights.  Here are some process photos for those voyeurs who enjoy seeing a bride stripped bare.

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was happy to read the nice comments about our house renovation on 16 th St: " $outh $lope : Looking Good Wood". We are very happy with the work done by T&A workers.However, I am curious to find out how you know the detailed information about our slate fire place.
Thank you