I missed the first day of
salvage on this 4-story 1920's house, but I
could tell from the stuff which came out of it
that it was classic. I'm not one to get excited
by toilets, but even the toilet was beautiful
(and made in Seattle, no less). The guys who
worked the first day of the job said it was one
of the nicest houses they've seen in the three
years they've been salvaging--which is saying a
lot because they've seen a lot of nice houses.
Everything about the house was immaculate: fir
and oak floors throughout, vintage plumbing and
light fixtures, heavy doors, fully functional
old windows, and a really neat custom paint job,
a detail of which you can see here (the white,
cracked plaster indicates where crown molding
has already been removed). A showcase home in
every respect. So why is the new owner knocking
it down? To build his dream house, he says.
I dunno.... this one seemed pretty dreamy to me.