Okay, this is my excuse for cracking out of the mold tonight. I’ve spent my life around people who either made movies or built things and the underlying structure of this 1924 house is so methodical and beautiful and process intensive I had to share. Oh, and by the way this all took place about three days ago.

See the stairway behind the kitchen wall?

Nothing is built like this today – the kitchen normally has a fourteen foot ceiling, you’re looking up into the joists.

Even in bad light and snapped with my iPhone I can’t get over it.

Night, Lanier!

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  1. September 8, 2012

    Look at the craftsmanship there within those walls! It is like the inner workings of a Chanel suit! Night night, Miss Lester.

  2. September 8, 2012

    Before I got past your first image I had the same thought as you—nothing is built like that anymore. How wonderful for you to know that beneath your soon to be new kitchen will reside such solid bones. Great shots!

    • September 9, 2012

      Thank you! I talked to a friend of mine this morning who suggested I cover part of the walls in tempered glass, I kind of love the idea…

  3. September 9, 2012

    What great bones your kitchen has. These days houses are just thrown together to keep the developer happy and get the people in quickly. I love seeing old houses and the way they were built properly.

    A new shop will be opening in our small town soon, one of the locals is a house demolisher in the leafy inner suburbs, and was sick of seeing beautiful house features being destroyed. He started saving them and now they are filling an empty shop with wonderful stained glass windows, beautiful doors and other bits and pieces. Every time I wander past I try to think of where in my tiny house I could possibly fit any one of the things I have fallen in love with! 🙂

    • September 9, 2012

      Architectural salvage! I can’t tell you how many marvelous things I’ve found. The store that got me scrounging around was a place called Urban Archeology in NYC. It had next level pieces… Figurative stone pediments from turn of the century buildings – things of a scale I could never incorporate – but I loved looking!

      • September 9, 2012

        Those kinds of huge thing are what people look at and say “I want to save it, but it’s too big”. It’s nice that someone has the resources, and love of it, to preserve them.

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