Saturday, October 31, 2009

Original Floor Boards

I had told Nigel I had found original floorboards under every carpet in every room, including the hallways. But he wanted to see for himself. He ran from room to room and pulled up the carpet to take a look. In this picture you can see the cement meant for the bedroom hearth. We will put the Victorian fireplaces back in and refinish the floors. For now we put the carpets back so that it doesn't look like a building site just yet (refinishing floors we have been told is the last thing we need to do). And remember those banisters and spindles that were encased? I noticed this tiny pencilled note "sides blocked 1958" which means the last owner who lived here for 40 years didn't encase them. It was the owners before him.

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