Much of this content was originally from the Hearts Homes and Hands blog, but I wanted to share these photos with the Hermit Haus Redevelopment readers, too. Since so many of my friends have expressed interest in looking at the old bricks, I’m going to leave the photos in the large size, at least if you’re looking on a computer!
We’ve been having visitors come by (just ask one of us, and we can give you a tour if nothing dangerous is going on). Yesterday, the City Manager of Cameron, Rhett Parker, dropped by to check things out. He liked all that brick!
I also like it. It makes me almost swoon. It’s just so old, unique and fascinating. By looking at the openings and patterns in the walls, you can see where original doors and windows were. The crew found a window that goes into the entry hallway. It makes us wonder if the original house had a much smaller hallway. Maybe it was one of those dogtrot setups, with a breezeway in the middle.
One of the downstairs bathrooms has been cleaned out, and looks very much better now. The sink and toilet are in good enough shape to re-use, so that will help with costs, at least a little bit! We don’t plan to put in another bathtub, since we’ll have a full bath upstairs eventually.
They also cleaned out the laundry room addition, and it looks much less horrible now. We may even end up keeping it, if we can figure out how to make the roof no longer leak where the outdoor stairway supports come through it. Sigh, that’s another “interesting” modern introduction!
Some Really Big Photos
Below are pictures of some of the things that have been found in the last couple of days. I’m using the captions to explain why I think these are such amazing and cool finds.
Then the electrical system will get upgraded and things can be restored to their previous beauty. Whew. Exciting!