The weather has been beautiful the past couple of days here at The Captain’s Manor Inn which is helping us to get some important outdoor work completed on the new construction. The finishing touches are being done on the new main entrance stairs to the veranda and Kevin has been very busy creating the new brick patio at the base of the stair entrance. Needless to say his back and knees are a bit sore!
Hope you enjoy these pictures of the progess.
Hard to believe that less than 60 days are left until we reopen the Inn. The tiling of all the new bathrooms is well underway and the crown molding and wood trim is in process. The Bates room is a fun room to capture as it progresses. We posted a short video below that we hope you enjoy 🙂
Progress continues with the rough in for the electrical and plumbing/heating complete. It is incredible to see the amount of wire and piping that is going into the addition.
Our plumbing and heating professional is someone we used when we lived in Western Massachusetts and we are so pleased that he traveled out with his team to do our work. He is a great professional and a patriot as you will see from his truck.
Look at the intricate valves for all the plumbing lines for the new bathrooms and heating systems in the addition!!!
As the winter continues to be mild we are VERY thankful. The exterior walls of the Inn have been opened into the new addition as the framing of interior walls, rough in plumbing and rough in electrical begins. Needless to say it is quite dusty and drafty, we can just imagine how cold it would be if it were a typical winter:)
Thought you might enjoy some pictures showing the breakthrough and also some of the new rooms being framed out.
We are very pleased that as part of our Inn expansion we will be adding a wonderful piece of art to the Canopy room. The Captain’s Manor Inn has wonderful original windows with plantation shutters that we have worked hard to maintain as we renovate and add on to the property. In the Canopy room we are in the process of taking out the old bathroom and an old closet and that space will now become part of the living area of the bedroom. We are also adding on a new bathroom which will feature custom tile work and a large 5 x 4 foot shower. To do this work we are adding to the back of the room and we have decided to keep the old window and plantation shutter but to create a work of art highlighted within the window as specialized in by Robin Pearson. We will keep you posted on the progress but in the meantime here are some pictures what has been taken out and some initial work by Robin as well as an example of her work from another project. Enjoy.
It is bitterly cold out today! After an incredibly mild winter to date the artic freeze started yesterday and is in full force today. That has not stopped our wonderful framers from working hard to keep the addition on track. Over the weekend Kevin and I recruited our two young adult children to form a painting production line. The story is that we are replicating 174 brackets on the wrap around veranda and our architect had them made and shipped from Georgia. They arrived on Friday and had to all be painted by Monday for the framer to get them on the house in preparation for the siding work to begin. So here we are on Monday and the brackets are being attached as I write this. Some pictures of this part of our Cape Cod bed and breakfast project are shown below:
Happy New Year to all!! The construction is moving along but as anyone who has been through it knows there are hiccups along the way 🙂 Good news is that we just had the driveway initial paving done before winter hits (at this rate winter may not hit seeing as it was 50 degrees yesterday!). The hope is that in about one week the entire roof will be complete. At this time the roof is on the new veranda and the plywood sheathing is almost complete on the actual roof over the living areas. The cupola is also under construction on top of the new addition.
The expansion of The Captain’s Manor Inn really seems to be coming to life now. The foundation is complete with the pouring of the ground level floor. The framing is well underway with the ground level and first level exterior walls complete. Hope you enjoy the pictures below 🙂
Just a short walk from the Captain’s Manor Inn the season of holiday merriment is in high swing at historic Highfield Hall! For the past two weekends, the mansion has hosted “Holidays at Highfield,” a chance to for the public to view the elegant rooms decked out in their holiday finest. Below are some wonderful photos of the decorations and handmade creches from all over the world.