Thursday, December 30, 2010

The First Surprises

Quick post today...
It's been a busy week! Good thing we're off work because Big Orange has been a full-time job in itself lately.

If you haven't seen it already, here's the full walking tour and a good way to wrap your mind around this project:
In other news, (bad) first: 1) we had a less than favorable chimney inspection yesterday, if "caving in" should be taken as bad news. We're not convinced it's as bad as their first report though, and will be looking for alternatives other than a complete tear-down and rebuild (from the rooftop, not the whole thing). In the GOOD NEWS category though, we found the perfect kitchen island to help bring this room together. Huge shout out to Habitat Restore!

Also, talked briefly with a previous owner and learned a few things about the house. It was built in 1890 by a former mayor of Muncie, whose wife was from the prominent Ball family. Evidently at one point it was full of Tiffany glass fixtures and stained glass windows, which were all removed at one point. Hoping to get some original documents and photos from this former owner though!

1 comment:

  1. Why in the world would someone remove Tiffany and stained glass? I know, someone who did not appreciate that sort of thing. I hope you do get some pictures. I love hearing the story of the house. That is very cool.