26 Nov

Now that the project’s complete, we thought a repost of the house at the height of demolition would provide some interesting retrospective context in advance of the “after” photos.


For the past 2 weeks, the focus of renovation activities has been destruction, rather than construction. These activities reached terminal velocity on Thursday, February 23, with the removal of most of the joists supporting the second floor. The result, as you’ll see below, is a complete transition of a house (that was, frankly, pretty nice), to an empty hull. In the words of one of our young nieces commenting on the blog, “the house looked so sweet before and now it is a catastrophe!”

The photo below is during the penultimate step of demo. It’s a view from what used to be the dining room, through what used to be the master bedroom floor, to the exposed rafters. The skylight to the left is above the stairs, and will remain (although it’s not original to the house, like the one in the center, above the old bathroom).

Dave, the site…

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Posted by on November 26, 2012 in Interior Demolition


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  1. Libby Walker

    December 17, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Hi Kevin, My name is Libby and I’m working on behalf of the
    visual editor for, an editorial site published by
    the National Association of Realtors geared towards homeowners. We
    saw a great photo of your project mid-renovation:

    and would love to feature that image in today’s HouseLogic blog
    post about remodeling insurance. Is that something you’d allow? You
    would be given full credit for the image, and we’d include a link
    to your blog if you’d like. If you’re interested, let me know and
    I’ll send over our image terms (as per our legal department) for
    you to look over. Thanks, Libby Walker (715) 493-5931


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