Motoring ahead with this project, we’ve gotten much of the walls, ceilings, floors opened up as needed. The new concrete foundation has been poured. This photo below shows framing that we think may be from 2 windows – and possibly the original front wall of the house. Now there is a living room on the other side of it. See the rectangles framed toward the sides of the image.
You never know what’s behind the walls. . as seen below. On the left is an old exterior door that was simply closed, boarded over and became part of the exterior wall for who knows how many years. There’s even an electrical outlet and a duct carved through it! On the right is the inside of a closet that was probably part of a hallway or room; why would a closet interior have wainscoting, picture rail and a door crown?
The view up the stairs, now that construction has started:
Old San Francisco houses with their deep, dark redwood framing: when the finished plaster is peeled away, they remind me of barns. There’s also a spooky appeal in seeing the nooks that haven’t been exposed or inhabited – in close to 100 years.