Saraceni House

Prep Work - late April/ early May, 2005
Why we built the addition
Blueprints and other plans
Prep Work - late April/ early May, 2005
Demolition - May 9th, 2005
Excavation and footings - May 11 - 24
Foundation Walls 5/26 - 28
Framing 5/31 -6/23
Windows n' Such 6/24 - 7/13
Chimney, siding & interior paint 7/14 - 10/15
Completed Family & Dining Room
Completed Livingroom
Completed Master Bedroom & Bath
Completed Kitchen
some small rooms also completed
Wine Cellar
Backyard Pizza and Bread Oven
The REAL Saraceni House

End of April/ Begining of May 2005


Instead of insulation… our house has THREE layers of siding, 




It appears that the first time it needed paint (probably sometime in the late 30’), someone convinced the owners to cover it in red asphalt shingles.  I’m told that people called it “the barn house”.  The asphalt shingles were covered with white vinyl in1982.  Both these layers were laid on substrates (cardboard for the shingles and Styrofoam for the vinyl).  We plan to blow in insulation and restore the wood siding.




We removed trim and fixtures likely to be damaged by the construction, including the kitchen cabinets, and covered the floors for protection.  I also salvaged the oak floor from the 1980’s addition that is to be replaced and pushed the appliances into the living room for safe keeping.