So you gut everything out of a Chicago grey stone 2-flat and get it down to the bare bones. Lots of mess, lots of fun with sledge hammers if you like that sort of thing. Then comes the putting it all back together part – way more fun if you like this sort of thing. You know, the custom home in Andersonville kind of thing. I do, I like this sort of thing.
So we had demolition, then we re-built the interior walls. Next up — windows! I bet you forgot about that part? When you smash everything apart, you live big ole gaping holes all over the building. Some opening got smaller, some got removed all together, a few got added. All got new windows with black exterior to go with the updated new look. So, new windows it is. Energy fficient, air tight and no more bugs.
Also going in this week – rough plumbing, electrical wiring and HVAC duct work (that my friends is for the heat to keep you warm in winter and AC to keep you cool in summer). Lots of little bits and moving peices but we are well on our way.
Also check out the NAKED brick picture. That is the same wall from the last post – except it was coated in layer upon layer of white paint in the last picture. Sandblasting all that off revelaed this classic Chicago brick. So cool the homeowner decided to forego drywall in this room and leave the brick exposed.
I will share pictures of the other mechanicals inside the walls next. I know, I know not sexy but when you are building a quality single family home, the sexy comes later, the quality comes now.
Maybe that should be our new slogan: Follyn Builders – sexy quality?
Maybe not. But the qulaity is there, the sexy is coming.