Heritage Interior

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The main entrance brings you immediately into the Living / Great Room that has a 3 window clerestory, exposed rafter and decking ceiling in Cyprus wood, squiggle pattern plywood cladding (on the sides of clerestory), painted stucco walls, aluminum-framed single glazed window, and vinyl asbestos tile flooring.

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Viewed from the kitchen: The window to the carport, the one AC unit for the entire house, the original light fixture that was intended for re-use (and was stolen during the renovations), and the wine glass to maintain perspective.

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Initial selective demolition in the clerestory revealed full dimension lumber framing assemblies and sill plates bolted to a continuously reinforced masonry bond beam at the top of the wall.

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Roof rafter framing beams were built-up 2 x 6s with a centre 3/4″ fletch, placed at an approximately 30″ c.c. spacing. Beams were clad in Cyprus wood, sometime after original construction, concealing their construction. The kitchen cabinetry, kitchen island, doors to the Lanai, and the previous owner, Mr. Lambrix, are present in the photo.

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The kitchen island grillage was constructed of wood and terminated in what could have been small interior planter pots, though did not look as though they had ever been used for that purpose.

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The kitchen island was a custom built, with shelving used for keep-sakes and a land-line phone. The oil fired heater can be seen at left. The perforated metal grillage above the heater was decorative.

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The kitchen cabinets were original and were constructed of untreated plywood in a face-frame cabinet. The sink had been recently replaced with a Kohler rolled-edge deep sink.

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Doors to the exterior Lanai were partially obstructed by a portable dishwasher, and there was adequate but minimal space for interior dining.

 

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Hallway to washroom with vinyl asbestos tiles in basket weave pattern. Note the black washroom floor that was reproduced in the renovated washroom in porcelain tile.

Original WR looking North

Pastel ceramic tiles. Tub and sink fixtures in original colours. Black trim tile that contours both the tub and the window is reproduced in the renovated washroom as a black pencil rod tile.

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Small electric wall heater provided supplementary heat.

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Kitchen (door open), rear yard (not visible on right), and Laundry / Storage room off the kitchen had doors to carport (not visible on left).

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Master Bedroom: Cyprus wood plank ceiling, stucco walls, vinyl tile flooring.

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Back bedroom with original stucco finish wall finish. All bedroom windows had original aluminum-framed single glazed windows.

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Back bedroom built-in closet with sliding doors that did not match the wood ceiling.

 

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