Can you help us? Help us make a plan? We are going to spend Sunday - part of Sunday anyway - in Savannah.
I confess that this Architecture Tourist is woefully behind on his Savannah studies.
Last year we saw Beaufort by Buggy with Paul Newman and MaryAnn and it was just delightful.
This is our tour crew last year in Beaufort with Paul Newman. We'll be a bit more mature this time but we'll still wear some snappy outfits, except for me.
GUIDELINES? We don't need no stinkin' guidelines.
We like cool buildings, cool places, cool history, cool stories, and hot climates. Who doesn't? We'll probably get hungry in the process. Some of us (all of us) have some cranky knees so we need to minimize but not eliminate climbing.
Thanks so much.
I promise to blog it.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Monday, September 8, 2014
Al emailed me July 7:
"Tim and I are (about to paint) our old Victorian......we need...professional advise as to the color selection and which architectural pieces should be painted which color...
"I am an Aries, strong and dominate opinionated, Tim, my partner, is certified interior designer, who happens to be Virgo, so pairing these, I think a mediator could salvage what could be a heated discussion..."
I asked Jessica McCarron who is in the Historic Preservation masters program at Georgia state.
"With your permission, I can forward to Richard Laub and Maryellen Higginbotham at GSU. Richard you may know, he's the director of the HP program. I'm in Maryellen's Historic Interiors class now; she would probably have some suggestions since her area of study is paint and wallpaper."
I dropped by on Saturday and discovered work had begun. I think they are up to 800 hours of repairing, scraping, replacing, and priming.
Victorian Exterior Decoration: How to Paint Your Nineteenth-Century American House Historically is the key find from the consultations. This book is the bomb!
Al and Tim are design pros and started rocking it. This is one of their studies.
It was blue in 2011.
When I got there Saturday, the south side had at least 8 colors.
I confess: I'm in love with these crazy houses.
The back side of the house is primed out.
I'm fascinated to see a Queen Anne in white primer; lets my eye focus on shapes and textures.
Right: The porch / sun-room is an addition that makes a bodacious acute angle.
Lot's of work ahead but no hiding the wrinkles.
There's not as much birdhouse material as you might expect.
Live painting now in Hapeville, Georgia.
Here's another look from back in the day.
Here's a Kirkwood sister on Howard a few years ago.
I'll keep you updated.
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