victorian remodel rock and roll

…continued.  The roof has been refinished.  No less than 3 layers of old warped shingles scraped off and down the chute!  I was tempted to see how the view from the roof is, but not liking the prospect of eating the sidewalk, I opted out.

roofersPainting has also begun on the exterior.  We drove around here in San Francisco for inspiration in terms of color palette.  There seemed to be no limit to how many colors we could use being that there are several layers of trim.  We chose (4) colors, and gold as a 5th for minimal accent such as the Medusas, of course!  Here’s a preview:

goldpaint

We chose colors from this Benjamin Moore palette:

paints

Inside, rocking has begun, with layers and layers of mud being put on – lots of that stuff being tracked back to my office!  Here is the 4th floor before with heavy, dark painted beams.  And big old track lighting..  We chose to engineer the remodel with minimal metal tie-rods as seen below:

old beamstie rodsObviously we have a lot of finish work to go – we’re at least a month out!  New flooring, trim, lighting, paint, doors… Below are a few old plaster ceiling medallions awaiting reuse.

clgmeds

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2 responses to “victorian remodel rock and roll

  1. Dad

    The color selections are super – very rich looking!
    Who chose them – owner?

    • mcelroyarch

      a group decision. we found a house we liked in san francisco which is all grays, and rather than copy it we went with a parallel scheme in these tan/khaki colors. the storefront will be refinished soon too.

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