Renovating Grey Heron

What is built when we work together…

By on October 21, 2011 / 2 Comments

When I saw a picture of the Rupert House for sale on a bulletin board, my mother, always able to spot an affair of the heart, realized I was swept away. “Well dear,” she said, “there are many ways to fall in love…” Meanwhile my pragmatic father was more cautious. “Watch out,” he advised. “Old …

My New Office – Defining the Heart(h) of my Work

By on September 24, 2011 / 4 Comments

In renovating my office, I realized I was circling around and re-approaching the very core of my work. This space, the original parlour in the heritage house, is where I spend most of my days… on the phone with clients, writing, planning and organizing events, all the while gazing out into my beautiful wild garden. …

Living Room Renovations proceed…

By on September 21, 2011 / 1 Comment

 A massive amount of work was done last week in the livingroom. Strapping the entire room, a full day of spray-foam insulation, then the mammoth job of starting the drywall installation. Marek, my contractor, hamming it up with Will on the scaffold as they frame in the unique brick arch over the livingroom entry. 

New windows and a breath of fresh air

By on September 21, 2011 / 1 Comment

One of the important features in the livingroom renovation was to replace the windows to allow for better air quality and air-flow, particularly in the summer as the 160-year old house has no air conditioning. To facilitate this, we removed all the windows, including a huge panel overlooking the garden and eight smaller windows above …

Photostory of the Livingroom Demolition

By on September 01, 2011 / 5 Comments

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