It's hard some times to look at these pictures, to think that we started in this spot! When we were originally tasked with the house, we knew that there was going to be a ton of clean up. After being not lived in for about 10 years, and proof of multiple going in and rummaging through things, there was stuff absolutely in ever crack and corner of the house. But through all the mess, you could see the original details of this gem peaking through!
Early on in this project we found out that we could not get proper bids on the project without planning some cleanup days. We are putting these photographs out there, so you understand the time that the committee has had to take to stop and clean the home.
Down stairs, we find one of the original fire places, mantle and glass still intact after all these years. Due to the shifting of the house though, this room as sunk in, and is one of the main reasons for a foundation crew being one of the first crews in the building.
Then there are these miraculous details that have some how stayed intact over the years, like the original dark wash stair case leading up to the second story.
Once upstairs the woodwork continues, the original wood shiplap gracing the sides over every room! The original chorded electrical wires running across the ceilings, and again, we were greeted by more mess.
While challenged, who doesn't love a good before and after? This is a story worthy of telling!
- The Gaston Committee