Inspection-ready

I know, I know…it’s been a few weeks since I posted. But I’ve spent the better part of February traveling (some work, some play), so I just haven’t had time to post an update.

This is us…just one week ago…somewhere in Mexico. *Sigh*

But fear not, while I was showing off my spray tan on a Mexican beach, things were moving along at the Off Center Revival. I’m happy to report…

[drumroll please]

…that we are INSPECTION READY!

What that means is that all the “systems” (HVAC, electric, plumbing) are installed and ready for the city to come in to give us approval (or not) to keep moving forward.

I never thought I’d be so happy to see an electrical panel!


Wires, pipes, conduit, and ductwork…all running happily through the basement!

The electrician is all finished. And, because of the age of the house and the mix of plaster, brick, and sheet rock; some of the electrical will actually become cool, industrial design elements.


Downstairs bathroom. It’s a little tough to photograph because it is somewhat small (approximately 5 x 8). But you can see the edge of the tub at the bottom left, with the glass block window (recently done) over it. This will be tiled in as a tub/shower. The toilet will be in the center of the pic. Just out of frame, to the right, will be a pedestal sink. The electrical box you see here will be a wall sconce next to the bathroom mirror (over the pedestal sink). The brick will remain exposed here.

FullSizeRender.jpgSoutheast corner of the master bedroom. The head of our bed will be situated in the bay window, so this will be an outlet (bottom box), switch (middle box), and wall sconce (top box) for task lighting. There is one on the other side of the bay as well, so these will function as bedside lamps.  The brick here will stay exposed.

Kitchen door. These boxes will be outlets/light switches for the kitchen, and also service the exterior light and outlet (next to the back door). This brick will be painted, so the conduit/boxes will likely be painted to match.. 

Box for exterior light, next to side door (leading into the dining room).

In addition to inspection, we are hoping to get the insulation blown in the next week or two. We are still finishing up the work cleaning and prepping the brick walls and have our sheet rock crew ready to go.

Since we’re in our last few weeks of NOT having walls, I’m taking the opportunity to snap some last shots of our wall-less house. I kind of can’t wait until it doesn’t look like this anymore…but it is cool to get to see your house totally “naked.”

Electrical work in the downstairs entry.

Standing in the upstairs landing, looking through the master bathroom (foreground) and master closet (background).

Dining room ceiling. That green rod runs all the way across the house, north to south, and was probably put in about 1900-ish in an attempt to sort of hold the house together. It will stay, and will be exterior to the sheetrock…so will probably be painted to match the ceiling.

Standing on the staircase, looking down and into the living room. Our mason’s completed the brick work, including re-assembling the living room fireplace with original mantle and so-old-and-ugly-it’s-cool tile. Swoon.

And all the while, there’s been a lot of other not-so-small projects wrapping up…including finishing window and door installation and the roof over the downstairs bath/kitchen.

Kitchen windows. Alan did a beautiful job finishing them. He is already brainstorming how to trim out the space underneath them (currently just board) to match the rest of the house.

Downstairs bathroom window with Alan in action. These windows weren’t easy to finish, especially given the curved exterior. I’m telling you…this guy’s an artist. I told him I was going to name this window after him.

Kitchen windows, interior view.

Roofs over the kitchen and south bay window…complete!

Dining room door. Still needs trim & hardware…but fits like a glove.

Gratuitous pic of Bobby and Charlie in their bedroom. Just because they’re cute. And I don’t really know how to end this post. Other than to say…

Onward.

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