20110721

good bones

Last fall I embraced a new project:  a 100 year old duplex in the University District.

 
In the process of buying it, we invited a small parade of building specialists and subcontractors to consult on its soundness and potential for improvements. 

Repeatedly, the verdict was that "It has good bones."  

I'll be posting more about the joys and perils of remodeling this stack of good bones with the same tag if you want to follow its development.

More on the subject:
Houzz article: 8 Signs Your House Has Good Bones 

Kwika article: Look for a Home With Good Bones

6 comments:

trena said...

WOW! I didn't realize you were doing this. Cool.

Laurie said...

Can't wait to see what happens with the grand old duplex. Good bones indeed. Location? Awesome!

Barbra Brady said...

Cool projects, both the house and the journaling its new "organs and skin."

Tonette said...

Thanks for the encouragement. I am enjoying it!

Laurie, since you are in town and already had a connection to it, you should drop by sometime. I keep beer and wine on hand for friendly breaks!

angie m. said...

very cool! can't wait to watch the progress. i'm very interested in your updates. good luck!

Tonette said...

thanks, I'm already falling behind on reports, but the project is coming along nicely. more photos soon!