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Over-the-Rhine Project - progress

January 31, 2018

Framing's completed, roofing being installed. Still to come: brick & stone, siding & brackets. And a LOT still to do on the inside. The owners obviously chose to 'make it look like it's always been there' rather than going with a more contemporary look.

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Over-the-Rhine Project

August 24, 2017

New project under construction in Over-the-Rhine! This will be a 4-story 2-family home right on the streetcar line, a block north of Music Hall. Excavation has started; should progress quickly from here. More pictures to come!

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Twin Gables

May 25, 2017

This 85-year-old house in Hyde Park had one unique, defining element: the steeply-pitched gable over the front door. The addition on the right side of the house 'fits in' and 'honors' the original house by mimicking that gable, with a new shed dormer connecting the two across the front of the hou...

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Framing

April 12, 2017

'Framing' on most of my projects means wood wall studs, beams, columns, joists, rafters, trusses, and metal connectors - the 'structure' of the building that sits on the foundation. Occasionally there will be steel, masonry and/or concrete along with the wood.

This project is a new carpor...

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Center Hall

May 6, 2016

This picture is taken immediately inside the front door of a current project. That space to the left of the stairway used to be a powder room. By eliminating it (yes, we found a spot for a new powder room!), we created a 'center hall' with a view all the way through to the back of the house. Whil...

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Italianate Farmhouse

January 30, 2015

My clients have a farm in Georgetown, Ohio and want to build their dream house on it. But they don't want a typical farmhouse . . . they want an Italianate Farmhouse that looks like it's been there for over a century. They're going to outfit it with all kinds of family heirlooms and items they've...

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'Tudor' Addition

May 21, 2014

Under construction - breakfast nook & deck addition. Pretty straightforward - matching the mid-'80s house with tudor styling. Lots of glass to let in light. New bay at the end of the addition matches the existing bay to the right. Standard pressure-treated wood deck with round black metal bal...

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Old Bearing Wall

February 20, 2014

As part of an interior renovation project, we're moving a doorway and inserting another doorway into a 2nd floor bearing wall. The plaster and drywall has been removed, exposing the original century-old studs. Actually, some of them are slightly newer - right in front of the orange ladder, you ca...

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Brackets

December 12, 2013

Finishing touches on an addition in Hyde Park . . . wood brackets (custom-made by Dave Costa, the general contractor) just installed. Beam will be painted to match the brackets.

David Costa General Contractor

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Winter Construction ( in Northern Michigan! )

December 5, 2013

Stopped by to see a current project under construction while in northern Michigan for Thanksgiving. Can't tell from the picture, but the existing cottage has been completely stripped down to the studs on the inside. The existing foundation has been underpinned with new concrete, and the concrete ...

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The First Arch

November 14, 2013

Trim is now being installed on the covered deck addition. Eventually a rolling screen will retract up into the arch. Brickwork progressing on fireplace in background. Still a long way to go, but it's getting there!

Dennis Cronin, Builder.

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Monteith Addition

October 25, 2013

'Charging Station' for cellphones, ipods, etc. located around the corner from the kitchen, next to the side entry. Trimmed out to match the windows.

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Monteith Addition

September 13, 2013

Roofing is synthetic slate shingles - almost completed. Brickwork has begun . . .

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Monteith Addition

July 5, 2013

Not very exciting to most people, but very important: Concrete basement walls. Forms have been stripped and waterproofing applied to the exterior. Cutouts are for glass block windows.

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Attic Renovation

June 28, 2013

New & old framing . . . I love this stuff. A new stairway to the attic will fit in this newly-created opening.

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Mariemont Addition

May 3, 2013

Almost done - screens for porch being installed.

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Terrace Park Interior Renovation

May 2, 2013

Under construction - windows and gas fireplace are new. Stonework on fireplace completed. Still to come: stone hearth, wood mantel & trim above mantel, coffered ceiling, wall finish, flooring...

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Mariemont Addition

January 24, 2013

Master Bedroom Addition. Outside trim close to complete, awaiting screened porch trim & screens below, and new siding & trim on the existing 2nd floor.

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Mariemont Addition

December 12, 2012

2nd floor master bedroom renovation & addition under construction. Interior shot showing window seat.

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