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2011 06 01 10 25 12.pdf000 House Tour Two old photographs I found of the house. Find out more here.

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We bought our house in July 2008. The house was a 2-family and we plan to convert the house to a 1 once we get one heating system installed. The house is close to 2,800 square feet with the two units combined. Currently we live on the top two floors of the house while we renovate. Take a peek into our house renovation below or follow along by clicking here.

installing granite step House Tour The house didn’t have a front step when we bought it. We installed our own which was quite the feat in May 2009.

removing old lathe from ceiling House Tour Greg removing old lathe from the ceiling of the second floor den in December 2009.

paint in den stripped House Tour This was the first time we thought we were done stripping paint in the second floor den on January 2010.

walls in guest room stripped House Tour The walls in the second floor guest room got stripped to reveal some badly damaged horse hair plaster walls in June 2010.

DSC 3500 House Tour The brick chimney was rebuilt in July 2010.

installing rakes boards House Tour New rake boards, fascia and wood gutters added in November 2010.

DSC 4714 House Tour We picked up an old back door at an architectural salvage shop in NH to replace a rotten back door.

DSC 4954 House Tour New roof added in December 2010.

DSC 5347 House Tour New base coat plaster ceiling goes up in the den in February 2011.

DSC 5626 House Tour After months of stripping the paint off the molding we started painting the molding green and the walls cream in the second floor den in March 2011.

front dormer april 2011 House Tour Asphalt shingles were removed from the front dormer and clapboards and cedar cornerboards were installed in April 2011.

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