November 1, 2010
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I am really enjoying this renovation. I grew up on Kingswood Road in the 1950s and 60s and played in this house when the Ingbars owned it. I remember the house being very dark inside so it's wonderful how light and bright it is becoming. It also used to have the first inground pool I ever swam in. Any idea when the pool was filled in? (Of course the house next door wasn't there then either.) I wondered if that had any bearing on the mound they talked about in the backyard. Best wishes on your beautiful home!
checked the wed cam today. you go to all the trouble to open up the front of the house, now your covering it up?
They had to do something to cover up the flat roof over the kitchen. It was just plain ugly. My first reaction to the pergola was --way,way to much-- but I don't think it's fair to pass judgement until the plantings are mature.
I agree that the pergola is a bit much. I believe that just covering the front porch with the pergola would have sufficed. What is there now obstructs the view of the home, and when the plants do mature, you may not see the home at all. Otherwise, the home looks beautiful inside and out!
I agree I too think the pergola is a bit too much. Now the house will be too dark in the front. I don't like your choice of windows either as they are real hard to keep clean unless they have changed over time. Other than those two things I think the house is great. The kitchen sure was shaping up. I just hope they had your counter tops in in time for Thanksgiving. If you have time could you please post even without pictures as to whether your counter top was installed as I now see they have removed the web cams from inside the house. We can still see your beautiful house from the outside but are left guessing as to what is going on inside. Of course I can understand that as I know you wanted to have your home available for Thanksgiving. My family wishes you much happiness and peace this Thanksgiving. We hope you enjoy your house for a very long time.
Tommy apparently violated OSHA rules by standing in a trench without shoring up the walls. I think the rules require shoring if the trench is more than 36 inches deep or unless the soil can support itself (such as solid rock.) On my TV the soil looked crumbly and even tho Tommy is no NBA star, the height of his shoulder must be more than 36 inches! We have an average two deaths per week in cave-in accidents. Glad Tommy escaped.
The living room webcam got kid out of the house what did it do?
Now I think we have two cameras in the basement looking at each other! Wonder what's going on upstairs. Another poster suggested the family might have moved in for Thanksgiving but that seems doubtful to me ( I guess they could have brought the dinner in and eaten on the floor.) The California webcams have been down for weeks.
Thank you! Now we know..the last of the finish carpentry (check out the corner display area next to the fireplace in the diningroom) and the painting. Love the red. Was very interested to see how they were going to handle the stairs after taking out the portion of wall. We have a similiar situation and just left it with no spindles or railing but we didn't have to conform to any codes (or show the world).
Hi all -- I can shed some light on the webcams being temporarily in the basement: The wood floors on the first floor were finished over Thanksgiving, so everything had to be cleared out! Glad they're back in place now. We move back in two weeks from today! Things are looking amazing -- will get a new post and photos up soon :)
Interesting color the red walls. I don't know that I would like red in my living area but it will be intersting to see how the furniture and everything else ties together. I will admit it does look good when contrasting with the railings. Too bad you couldn't get in by Thanksgiving I sure hope you had a nice Thanksgiving and wish you a Merry Christmas. Glad you are getting back in in two weeks I hope they keep the webcam up for the wrap party but either way could you please take some pictures of the living area and the crew who helped to get your house together at the wrap. Maybe some people we have seen on the webcam but haven't seen on the show. I really like the kitchen and I think so far that I have seen that that is my favorite spot in your whole house and I think your family will enjoy it too. Good luck to you!
Getting close to the finish line, looks wonderful almost compleated. Just on question, why no steps in back under the rear French door? are they there or not installed yet? Looking GOOOOD!!!!!!!!!!
What a beautiful home! I have enjoyed watching the progress on the web cams.The river views must be amazing,I can't believe the house was originally built without more windows to enjoy those views. I really like the paint colors inside and out, it all works so well together.
The house is looking great! What finish do you use on the hardwood floors? Semi gloss or matte. Did you use oil or water base finish? Really enjoying this season on This Old House.
my local cptv, channel 24, and direct tv are not showing the thursday night TOH - channel 389 showing it at 10 - bit late for those of us who head to work at 6 a.m - will try to catch the wrap up - this has been a lovely renovation - now time to do a little condo in back bay - a modest scale project that another large number of viewers (even young ones) can identify with - cheers !
Tell me I did not just watch the shower pan episode and there was no water proof membrane at the bottom of the shower before they poured the concrete on top. I did not see a Kerdi drain, perhaps they are going to use something similar to Kerdi for water proofing on top of the mud bed?
HI! I just finished reading my March 2011 edition of TOH magazine (I know it's only Feb!)and love the work done on your home! I wondereded if you could help me out with some info. In the kitchen they mentioned you had a microwave under the counter. We have the same set up primarily because we had a very old microwave when we built our home. Well, the microwave has died and we need to replace it. I would like to continue to keep it under the counter. We had one which had a drop down door instead of a side opening door. I am looking at several types of microwaves and haven't been able to decide but am leaning towards a GE Profile. I wondered if you could tell me what type of one you have that fit in the under counter set up? Thanks and enjoy your home! Patty
Hi Patty I saw your post. I was looking here to see if the family had posted any pictures of the wrap party but didn't see any. When I saw your post though I remembered the area on the website they call products and services and looked up the information for you concerning the Auburndale House as the family was always a bit slow even when they were regularly posting because of their job. In the area Products and Services they mention GE Appliances and nothing else. You would have thought that they would have given more information but the This Old House people are bad about giving more detailed information. I think you are heading in the right direction as to getting a GE Profile microwave but suggest you go to a place that specializes in just appliances and talk to them about your needs in your kitchen as these big box home improvement stores don't have specialists just good sales people. You might want to take a picture of your old microwave too and bring it to the store. I hope this will be of some help to you and hope you see this. Have a nice day!