June 17, 2013
In an earlier post we showed some pictures of the surprise staircase we found behind a wall. Sadly, there wasn't a spot for it in our new plans, so it had to go. Here's a quick video of Tom and Kevin taking it down.
Here's the a quick picture of Kevin with the aftermath.
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That is such a neat feature, the back staircase, it is a dern shame it is being destroyed. Why does Kevin look so happy? Gutting the personality of a house. So Sad.
The staircase was too steep to be practical, but we have loads of other "finds" that will bring back a lot of the character to the house. Stay tuned for more updates.
I think it is so fascinating the things you find when you take on a project like this, and can't wait to see what happens next! Kudos to you Heather and Malcolm for working so hard to keep the character and charm of such a beautiful home, while making it livable for your family (and more energy efficient to boot I'm sure). Many in your shoes would not be taking so much time and care- thank you for sharing it with us! I'll be watching to see what emerges from 'behind the curtain'...
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