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Facade Details and Windows and the Interior's Finished Cornice Molding, Flooring, and Fireplace
Project: Manhattan Remodel and Cape Cod Affordable, Episode 18, Part 1
- Part 1: Facade Details and Windows and the Interior's Finished Cornice Molding, Flooring, and Fireplace
- Bob is outside the Manhattan Brownstone to show off the refurbished facade of the building. The Brownstone carvings have been cleaned of excess paint to bring them back to life. The wrought iron cages, grates, and ornaments have been stripped and repainted with a light finish. The Deco casement windows from the 40s have been replaced with Pella custom, full-pane double-hung windows that are in keeping with the style of the original building. Bob shows us the completed living room of the Manhattan Brownstone floor-through apartment. The entire space is opened up and is now 22 feet square with 12 1/2 foot ceilings. Symmetry was created by moving the front door and adding a pocket door on the same wall to complement it. The rediscovered cornice molding has been completely restored and quarter-sawn Ash flooring from Bellawood runs the length of the apartment. Bob is joined by project manager Chris Vila and general contractor Jim Kweskin of Fort Hill Construction. The look at the custom, compound-miter fireplace surround that the crew built for the revitalized fireplace. Chris Vila remembers discovering the fireplace and reactivating it by running a flexible, stainless-steel chimney liner from the new firebox to the roof.
- Part 2: Kitchen and Butler's Pantry, Venetian Blinds, and Luxury Kitchen Appliances, Finishes, and Cabinetry
- Part 3: Finished Brownstone Bathroom, Bedroom, and Patio
At the same time, Bob works with a Cape Cod developer to apply Massachusetts land use statute 40B to create affordable housing, and a neighborhood of homes in Mashpee, MA. These Energy Star certified homes show how quality building practices and reasonable asking prices can work together to provide livable, affordable homes and neighborhoods to those who work in our communities.
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