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This article was written on 30 Apr 2012, and is filed under A-Frame - Construction.

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Demolition

It’s taken a few months to get our permits through the city and even though we aren’t changing the footprint or changing any exterior walls, it’s taken 3 months to get the permit to start demolition.

I’ve been traveling quite a bit and have been away for a few weeks and mentally separated from this renovation. However, I drove up to the house today and found proof that the demolition had started:

Driveway filled with debris

Driveway filled with debris

Our goals with the renovation were to pull back all the layers, all the crazy additions, and return it to the simple A-Frame it was meant to be. Now with the demolition starting, you can feel a difference when walking into the house.

Downstairs demolition - removal of the downstairs centered bathroom.

Downstairs demolition – removal of the downstairs centered bathroom.

As with any metamorphosis, pulling away the layers to bring something to it’s core, can be both painful and therapeutic. With this renovation, our goals are to respect the core of the house while allowing it to meet our needs as well as all the people who will live here in the future.

Removal of upstairs wall separating loft area from the master bedroom.

Removal of upstairs wall separating loft area from the master bedroom.

As we begin this demolition, the house is opening up and we are finding it’s soul.

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