How exciting…today we picked up the beautiful hand carved sign for the Inn done by local cape cod sign carver Anne Downs. It was a family affair to get the sign up and in position. Kevin and I plus son Kevin each had our job to do and after about 2o minutes we had success with the sign in place.
Archive for the ‘The Remodel’ Category
April 24th, 2010 by Trish Robinson
April 21st, 2010 by Trish Robinson
What a great day. Spring is in the air and the landscaping has begun. The crews are busy at work bringing our bed and breakfast park-like lawns back to glory. An early owner of the property, H.V. Lawrence, was a well known arborist and there are beautiful trees and plantings on the property. One of the reasons we were drawn to purchase this cape cod bed and breakfast property in January was the beauty of the grounds and our desire to revitalize the Inn property both internally and externally. The grounds team is working diligently and shared that some of the grounds have not been attended to in several years so the pruning was very much needed.
A few pictures of the work are posted for you to enjoy.
April 21st, 2010 by Trish Robinson
For those of you interested in the mechanical side of things I am posting some pictures of the previous boiler/heating system and the new one.
The previous one has been our Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast since 1959 and was operating at 64% efficiency…if the truth be told that was the year of my birth and I sure hope I am operating at better than 64% efficiency but anyways….
The new heating system is about 1/3 the size of the previous and is operating at 98% efficiency.
The old heating system was about 1500 pounds of cast iron and the new system is about 200 pounds of aluminum.
April 12th, 2010 by Trish Robinson
Our cape cod bed & breakfast was built in 1849 when the horse and buggy were the main means of transportation and as we know that time has changed. The circular driveway that surrounds Captain’s Manor Inn is marked at the front of the entrance and exit by large pink granite pillars and a wrought iron fence. The pillars were plenty wide enough for a horse and buggy but certainly not for the SUV’s and trucks that adorn the roads today. So following a presentation to the historical commission we received permission to move the inner most granite pillar on the entrance and the exit areas of the driveway by one foot to help make our guests access easier. Today the work is underway to move the pillars ….
April 8th, 2010 by Trish Robinson
Today marked the day for the new ceiling fans to be installed in the living room, the chandelier on one end of the rom moved from the living room to the foyer and the old outdoor three canister spot light in the other end of the living room moved to the trash. With this upgrade you wanted to take our Cape Cod bed & breakfast back to reflect more of the time in which is was built. Now in the warm days of summer you can enjoy fresh air from the neighboring sea shore as it circulates in from the windows leading to the 1900 square foot veranda to the living room of the Inn.
April 5th, 2010 by Trish Robinson
Now that nice weather is here activity has picked up on the exterior of the Inn. Our approvals are in from the historical commission so work is underway on replacing the roof and replacing the verandah floor of the entire wraparound deck.
March 30th, 2010 by Trish Robinson
A little update on our bed & breakfast remodeling completed to date: removed the 1959 heating system (yes I did write 1959) that was operating at 64% efficiency and installed new 94% efficient system and blew in insulation to the top floors of the building.
Room updates so far: Nye and Forbes have new ceilings, carpets, bathrooms, wall paint (out with the wallpaper – in with the paint); Lawrence has new wall paint and carpet; Canopy and Tuscany have new carpet.
The dining and living room have been updated including paint, carpet, furniture, and elegant ceiling fans.