Heritage Exterior

Heritage Google Earth Capture 2

Photo source: Google Earth

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Photo source: Google Earth. The home was in an excellent state of preservation and the property was well kept.

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The owners were elderly and occupied the home throughout the summer; the remainder of the time the house was mothballed. Grounds keeping was however maintained year-round.

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There was some sag in the entrance overhang. The original wrought iron column (visible in prior two photos) was poorly supported and the supporting beam (visible along the top of this photo) was undersized for the span, resulting in the sag;  ultimately the column was removed and the beam was replaced with a new, and stiffer, clear span wood LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) beam.

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The main entrance door’s jalousie window was a perennial security weak point necessitating a plywood cover during mothballed periods; wood frame to receive plywood is visible in the photo. The front stoop was a concrete block and concrete slab assembly, painted green.

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We hoped and planned to re-use the original house numbers but they did not meet the local building department standards and were ultimately replaced with new numbers.

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The exterior had been entirely coated sometime in its past in a white speckled sprayed-on sparkle white coating. Every second block’s horizontal mortar joint was tooled in a concave profile. This coating was replaced, as part of the renewal, with a historically appropriate, sand textured cement stucco and paint finish.

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The Carport was in use  and had a separate entrance into a Laundry / Storage room at the rear. Air conditioning for the entire home consisted of a unit air conditioner off the carport wall.

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There existed a jalousie window from the Living / Great room to the Carport.

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The rear contained an insect screened and roofed Lanai mostly used for evening meals. The concrete paver patio was well weathered and not re-usable.

Within the Lanai there were original double French doors with aluminum-framed half-height sidelights.

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The rear back corner was occupied by an oil storage tank that supplied the original oil furnace that came with dire warnings against misuse and inappropriate operation.

 

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