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It was all fun and games…then 3 walls fell down that were not supposed to

September 5, 2012

I don’t know why I find this REALLY funny. Three walls fell down today because the vibrations of taking the tiles and bathtub out were too much for 100 year old plaster. I can’t fault the poor plaster! I know this is the demo phase where things will be uncovered we were not expecting. Honestly it’s a great excuse to have a glass of wine!

Tonight we went up to the house, and once I got past the drunk, yelling, screaming neighbors I am slightly overwhelmed and in awe of what our contractors did today. They are getting it done, and I’m sort of jealous of them getting to demo my house all day. What fun!

So what we lost three walls today and we’ll have to do a change order with our 203 K consultant and bank. We gained exposed brick though! I asked them to remove all the drywall off the exterior of the house in the sunroom and YIPPEE– there was brick!

This wall was not supposed to come down. Opps.

Other wall opps. Maybe we go “open concept” ?

French door fridge!

Exposed brick! My idea (pat myself on the back) for that one!

More brick!

More brick!

Don’t worry we recycle! All our trash is going to be refurbished by our green contractor, Impact Build.

I love this little old window– we are keeping that.

Former bathroom, now creepy murder scene from a movie…

Skylight? We are thinking about a skylight but just heard someone in the area was robbed via skylight?! wow.

See that shadow, that’s Sam in our “bedroom” we were not going for opening this up…but it looks like it happened anyway. See-through bathroom?

More creepers.

This was our bedroom wall prior to it mistakenly falling down.

We stopped by Rustik Tavern for some wine after seeing this and made some new friends– the owner and his fiance. They will be moving into a house 3 blocks north of us, so that made us feel better again about the neighborhood and our investment. Onward and upward!

17 Comments leave one →
  1. carla permalink
    September 22, 2012 5:27 pm

    Exposed brick is a bit tacky these days isn’t it?

    • Mt. Vernon Square permalink*
      October 14, 2012 10:05 pm

      Ha. I guess you’ve never been in any house in DC, ever. Very rude Carla.

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