Category Archives: Wentworth Street

In 2006, Sue and I bought what we though would be a quick flip. We were wrong.

Sprucing up the outside

This gallery contains 6 photos.

After finally getting the structure under control we turned our efforts to making the outside of the building and the surrounding grounds look a little more attractive. We got the driveway paved. I built a shed to house the equipment … Continue reading

Posted in Wentworth Street | Comments Off on Sprucing up the outside

What a pain

This gallery contains 2 photos.

During our 5+ year journey with this project, we were remarkably lucky in the injury department. All told, we only required 1 ambulance visit, 1 ER visit, a short bout of physical therapy. Oh yeah, and one shoulder replacement. The … Continue reading

Posted in Wentworth Street | Leave a comment

The grand entrance

One of the last projects to be completed was the inside trim on the front entrance. There were a couple of factors driving this. For one, we had planned on installing a sidelight to improve the appearance. But because of … Continue reading

Posted in Wentworth Street | Leave a comment

And up from the ground came some bubbling poo…

As I mentioned earlier, we moved in April 7, 2008. Within a few days, I began to notice a distinctive foul odor in the basement. Investigating further, I traced it to the floor drain, I lifted the drain cover and … Continue reading

Posted in Wentworth Street | Leave a comment

The finished product — sort of

This gallery contains 10 photos.

We moved in on April 7, 2008. We weren’t quite done, but done enough. All wiring and sheetrocking were done, painting was done, floors were mostly done — I think the entryway tiling had yet to be done. There were … Continue reading

Posted in Wentworth Street | Leave a comment

Hey, this might even work

This gallery contains 11 photos.

By late winter 2008, things were starting to shape up, finally. The outside of the house still looked like hell, but inside things were pretty good. The sheetrock work was done and the walls were painted. We had begun installing … Continue reading

Posted in Wentworth Street | Leave a comment

Big boys toys

This gallery contains 6 photos.

Among the high points in this project was my opportunity to try out our excavator’s earthmoving equipment. About a year into the project we brough him back to place some fill around the house, since water intrusion continued to be … Continue reading

Posted in Wentworth Street | Leave a comment

One year later…

This gallery contains 23 photos.

Here we are, one year into what was supposed to be a “six-month” project. It actually looks pretty good, although we’re still a ways from being done. We’ve gotten all of the demolition completed, new partitions framed, wiring done and … Continue reading

Posted in Wentworth Street | Leave a comment

The cat pee room

At some point, a previous owner had kept cats in the house. This was particularly obvious in one upstairs room which reeked of cat urine. Throughout the renovation process we referred ot this room as the “cat pee room.” It … Continue reading

Posted in Wentworth Street | Leave a comment

Leveling the playing field

This gallery contains 3 photos.

Early on in the process, we realized we were going to need to do some leveling work. Few, if any, of the floors in the house were level. Some tilted in multiple directions. This, we came to realize, was due … Continue reading

Posted in Wentworth Street | Leave a comment