Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Gilsey House: Drywall

Drywall is going up, but notice only on one side to allow for electrical and plumbing inspections. 

Gilsey House: Electrical and Plumbing

All of the studs are in.  At this point the plumber and electrician run their lines.

In particular, running the sprinkler lines requires careful routing and coordination. 

Gilsey House: Full Scale Floor Plan

Now that the floors are level, the contractor lays out the walls using the steel track that will eventually hold the studs.

In the process we discovered that the dimensions of the gallery, master bath, and laundry room would need to be adjusted.  The client decided to eliminate a small coat closet to make a larger master shower.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Gilsey House: Floor Leveling

The contractor is now at work leveling the floors... we had a significant slope across the living room which is being corrected by the addition of finely calibrated strips of wood onto which the new plywood subfloor is placed.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Gilsey House: Demo Continues

Demolition goes fast - from one day to the next the space is transformed. Since we're removing everything - floors, walls and ceilings, the Gilsey House project is doubly satisfying.

We looked out of our window one day and saw what looked like smoke wafting out of the windows of the project... Happily it was just the fine dust that had settled over the last century above the plaster ceilings...

Monday, March 26, 2012

Gilsey House: Demolition Begins

Today the contractor began demolition. The work began on the inside of the exterior walls that face 29th Street, revealing the innards of the support for the sloping Mansard roof.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Gilsey House: Meet & Greet

Demolition is to begin on Monday, so we took advantage of the calm before the storm to gather our clients and the contractor (NTS Contracting) to go over the various stages of the project from here until completion.
John Neidermyer (NTS), Carrie Hunt & Noe DeWitt (Clients), Jeffery Povero & Morgan Gick (Povero&Company)