Sorry, fans, if you feel neglected. Laughing Gull Hill has been pretty stable. Here’s a gloomy, rainy day update. The only LGH report is a new fence. I took down the buoy collection a few weeks ago and reinstalled last week.
Work on Big Red restarted this fall. To review the bidding, Carol and Adam bought and have been updating (to say the least) the family home. During the off season last year, they completely redid the first floor. Tag: Big Red will take you to several blogs. So, now attention has turned to the second floor.
They are going through room by room, starting with the guest room (once the maids’ quarters) in the rear of the house. The plan for each room is to gut and insulate the walls, install new windows, add new layer of wallboard to clean up the ceiling (cutting in vents for the HVAC in the attic), and restore the old floors. Can’t wait to see the rag tag old floors refinished. The guest suite is part way though the process.
While the first floor is essentially done, they have just added a gas fireplace insert. Very high BTUs, remote control, duel-mode, fans and lights. Pretty darn convenient!
And, they are gradually restoring the torn up areas around the outside. The last I saw the shower, it was just plumbing and hung sheets, and you had to walk the plank to get there. The shower (and sailboard storage) structure is now in place along with a stone patio in and out. And, all is accompanied by a very reasonable offer.
The shingling continues on the second floor as the windows go in. All looking great, as is the stone walk to the new farmer’s porch.
I’ve not been as intimately involved, but have been sneaking and logging pics of a couple more local restoration projects. Stay tuned.