Results for hyde park

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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Tudor Front Porch

April 18, 2016

Beautiful Tudor house in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Cincinnati was in need of a front porch. What we came up with is supposed to 'look like it's always been there' — a common theme when adding on to a Hyde Park house.

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Another Stairway

April 5, 2016

Part of a major project — additions, exterior & interior renovation — involves rearranging an existing stairway and opening up the interior of the house. This view is from the living room into the family/dining/kitchen area. New stairway is now more accessible and inviting.

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Stairway

November 24, 2015

In this interior renovation we've removed walls and enlarged openings, creating an open floor plan. A tight, steep, winding stairway was replaced with one that's straight and less steep, making it easier to access the 2nd floor for the new homeowner. The new stairway will be the focal point of th...

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Old School Box Gutters

May 26, 2015

On this addition we're matching everything we can to the existing house — including the copper-lined box gutters. These are being installed by Ronald Schloss Roofing.

General Contactor: Queen City Construction, Jim Carroll.

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Demolition!

April 1, 2015

To make way for two new additions, an existing garage and sunroom were demolished. Always surprising (and humbling) to see how quickly something that's been standing sturdily for decades can be torn down.

Queen City Construction, general contractor.

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Carpenters Are Tough!

February 24, 2015

Below zero outside this morning and carpenters are framing a porch addition. Unbelievable. Any time I start feeling sorry for myself because I'm having trouble figuring out a bathroom layout or something all I need to do is visit a jobsite. Seeing people REALLY work reminds me of how easy I have ...

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Front Porch

October 29, 2014

Crisp, clean front porch addition over an existing stoop that was enlarged by 1 foot all around. Fiberglass columns, beadboard ceiling.

Brian McFarland, builder.

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Disappearing TV!

March 21, 2014

This is in a covered deck addition nearing completion. TV drops down from an opening in the ceiling - can't even tell it's there when closed. The inside of the opening will be painted flat black. Neat idea that I want to use in a master bedroom project sometime . . .

Dennis Cronin, builde...

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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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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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Covered Deck

October 11, 2013

It's rising up . . . roof beams are set. Roof trusses are coming!

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Covered Deck

October 4, 2013

Doesn't look like much now, but eventually this will be a covered deck providing more than 600 sq. ft. of sheltered outdoor living area, including a 'kitchen' and a fireplace. The roofline will mimic the existing house, as will the brick piers and wood trim. Large arched openings will conceal mot...

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Monteith Addition

September 13, 2013

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

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Sky Shower

August 16, 2013

Attic renovation - needed additional headroom in the new shower to meet code - skylight allowed for that and some increased drama!

Construction by Richardson & Rice.

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Monteith Addition

August 2, 2013

Framing almost done - easy to tell how the addition mimics the existing house's shape. Carpenters are doing a great job - it's a complicated roof. David Costa General Contractor.

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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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Monteith Addition

June 28, 2013

The hole has been dug . . . soon to be filled with a beautiful addition!

David Costa General Contracting is doing the work.

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Attic Renovation

March 17, 2013

Construction drawing of new stairway to attic of 100 yr old home.

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Vista Ave. Renovation

January 31, 2013

Whole house renovation: removed walls, re-worked stairways, entry, living, kitchen, 2nd floor.

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Screened Porch Addition

October 19, 2012

Completed.

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Screened Porch Addition

August 28, 2012

Basically done.

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Screened Porch Addition

August 3, 2012

Almost done! Balustrades & screens are in. Light fixtures, landscaping still to go.

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Screened Porch Addition

June 13, 2012

Decking is done, posts for balustrades and screen panels are being installed.

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Screened Porch Addition

June 5, 2012

Skylights in, roofing done, decking almost done. Camery Hensley Construction is the builder - doing a fantastic job.

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Screened Porch Addition

May 16, 2012

Masonry's complete. Framing progressing.

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