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Rain garden install: phase 2

flowers

Today was a great day. The landscape crew showed up early this morning to finish up what they started. Trenches were dug to make room for more piping and filtration. The gutter downspouts on both the front and back of the building have now been tied into the garden. Plants were placed under the direction…Read more

Home sweet home!

New KLI

It’s been more than a month since our last post and I’m delighted to be sharing this update with you from my desk at 7400 Pershing.  To say that it is peaceful here is an understatement.  Our geothermal cooling is soooooo quiet (and cool!).  Our solar panels are doing their job, too. We received our…Read more

Move in date has been set!

Second Floor

I’ve been a bad blogger. Sorry for the delay in sharing progress updates on 7400 Pershing. We’ve been busy pushing the project to the finish line. Move-in is set for June 1 and we have a lot to do to hit that date. Since the last post the drywall been hung and finished, the second floor…Read more

Progress inside and out…

Solar

We’ve been waiting on some good visual progress to share new news and finally, it’s here. We arrived home from spring break to find the kind of forward motion we’ve been looking for. On the outside, we are excited to share some shots of our 24 new solar panels perfectly situated on our south facing…Read more

At Long Last…

The wait is over and the most visible change to the building has begun. Last week the roofers started the process of laying the underlayment and then hanging the zinc shingles. So far so good! The back side of the roof is nearly complete and the front begins tomorrow. Once the shingles are on, the…Read more

The new windows are here! The new windows are here!

Exterior Window

When I stopped by the building this evening to find that more than half of the windows at 7400 had been installed I could hear Steve Martin in my head yelling “The new phone books are here! The new phone books are here!”  Of course my excitement was our new windows! Somehow the windows getting…Read more

Saving old doors.

Exterior Doors

About two years ago we made a trip to a local architectural salvage place. If you have not been to one of those, stop what you are doing right now and go! The treasures that you will find are unbelievable. We went in search of a few doors and fell in love with more than…Read more

Drawings for clarity.

Elevation

A few weeks back we had a request for drawings. Silly that we haven’t provided them sooner! To follow are some elevations and floor plans. It is a two story structure with distinct rooms on the first floor and one open studio on the second. Enjoy!  

Neon in the attic!

Neon In The Attic

The nice thing about buying an old, neglected building is that if you are lucky, hidden treasures come with it. In the case of 7400 Pershing we had double good luck! A long time ago, somehow, someway, someone managed to put two identical neon signs in the attic. How they got them through the small…Read more

Progress three ways!

Second Floor Opened Up

A few updates on Pershing to kick off the week…   The geothermal pipes are in! The wells will be drilled soon…more later on that! This photo was taken from what will soon be our new utility room looking west toward the kitchen and our back door.   The old stairs have been removed to…Read more