The Petty Home, a turn-of-the-century Queen Anne, is being fully restored by Miles Honeycutt. Miles is the same general contracter who oversaw restoration of the Clapp-Ferguson home and Winston's Broken House, both in the Cleveland-Holloway neighborhood. Miles is restoring the home in keeping with historic elements of the original house to a single family dwelling. Check back often and watch this great home come back to life.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Two completed replica plinth blocks for the Petty Home.
Winston pouring plaster of Paris into the mold.
Winston shown stirring plaster of Paris. Last night, Winston and his father made a silicone mold of two of the plinth blocks that were recovered from the Petty Home. The interior casings of each window and exterior door will require two plinth blocks each. Each interior door or cased opening will require four plinth blocks each. As long as Miles buys the plaster, Winston has agreed to make as many as is required for "four thousand dollars." When asked for a better rate, Winston indicated that he would do them for "about ten dollars." If I were Miles, I would ask for the last bid in writing.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

One more day of foundation work left....that will round off the entire perimeter of the house. The framing on this portion of the porch has to be rebuilt. It was hanging on by a thread. Upon first glance, I had a sneaking suspicion that rebuilding the majority of the foundation was in store. I think an original 15 or so feet is still in solid shape and therefore was saved. All interior brick piers have been reinforced with stucco.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

East side getting better.

More foundation repairs...bootleg brick repairs in the past aren't cutting it. It's got to be done right.

Rear wall re-built with reclaimed brick; band joist replaced and installed with pressure treated lumber.