to 67 South Street started May 2013-ongoing….
Issues that were addressed are as follows:
Carriage House-2,800 sq.
ft. (The Westside roof and wall were saggy and the structure was
at risk for additional failures, the West side was raised up and
-New Pressure treated framing and sheathing was installed to replace
all deteriorated areas, including new pressure treated support timber.
Replacement siding was milled from preservative treated lumber.
-The front door was rotted and replaced with another historically
appropriate wood & glass door.
-Repaired large sliding barn door on the South wall
-Broken glass on many windows were repaired or replaced
-Note, that extensive earth removal was undertaken on the West side
to allow for work to be completed and to provide drainage away from
the structure. Along with earth removal there were many black walnut
trees that were pruned back and some removed to protect the roof.
Two of the trees were hanging over the carriage house onto the roof
along with 5 others along the driveway that were removed because
they were impeding the drainage to and from the house.
Repaired the water lines in the Carriage house which houses a full
Installed new gutter system with seamless gutters front and back
of the carriage house to drain water away from the structure.
The stained chimney was cleaned, sealed and painted.
The gathering room (cigar room is what I call it) was repaired,
the petition had water damage which was repaired with cement board
The electric has been updated including new track lighting and light
Main House-8,800 sq. ft.
8 bathrooms-2 half , six full
Mud room, new electric added along with new plumbing for the washer
Carriage House ½ bath, ½ -bath in Basement,
First floor-Two ½ quests bathrooms,
Second floor-4 Full baths (2 rain walk in showers) (2 cast iron
Third floor-1 full bath with a 6ft footer cast iron soaker
2 kitchens – ice maker, stainless steel appliances, Professional
2 laundries-First and second floor
Salon with cork flooring
Ballroom -3rd floor
to the Exterior house are as follows:
and replaced of existing gutter system on the main house, carport
and front porch.
-Joints and seams throughout the integrated copper gutter system
were leaking causing deterioration to the wooden soffit. We hired
a sheet metal architect to solder joints and seams to copper gutters,
copper crickets, and copper down spouts. New solder composition
to match the existing.
-Replaced, repaired, and restored wood floor to 600 sq. ft. front
porch and side porch
to existing flashing and new rubber membrane roof.
-The western side of the roof was deteriorated and required a replacement
-A rubber membrane roof was applied and repairs along the dormers.
The internal gutters are maintained.
of exterior soffits and eaves; painting.
-Defective integral gutter system has cause severe deterioration
in the residential soffit and eaves. Wood had rotted and paint peeling
throughout. The soffits and eaves were repaired with original wood
species (white oak).
-Painted with four colors to highlight existing features. Removed
perforated vinyl, screen from entire house and replaced with new
screening for attic ventilation.
Three Historic outdoor colors applied, which brought out the beautiful
details of the Inn
-Custom millwork in white oak to replicate crown molding along with
matching beaded oak to
Restore overhangs to original.
Main entrance custom wrought iron hand rails designed and installed
for the formal front steps
Front and side porch wood floors were repaired and refinished.
Extended privacy fence on South property line with treated lumber
Replaced North driveway blacktop from sidewalk to Portico
-Electrical system throughout building required grounding and updating
now meets code. City of Auburn Licensed electrician installed new
wiring from the basement to the third floor, including a 400 amp
service in the basement and added a new entrance service in the
basement from 160amp to 400 amp service. A sub panel was added on
the third floor in the bathroom.
GFR electric outlets and vented fan was installed on third floor
in the bathroom to meet code
Installed all new wiring & lighting, wall sconces, wall lighting,
chandeliers from the basement to the third floor
Added and replaced lighting on the main and back stairwells
Four quests bathrooms were gutted, drop ceilings came down and rewired
All three quest baths have personal electric towel warmers
Safety motion lights installed along the driveway and the carriage
Up lighting along entrance walk and front of the house
Electrical switches and boxes were added on the front porch
Cast iron main front porch light added along with four others on
the inside of the porch
Electric service to seven fireplaces
Licensed plumber evaluated existing galvanized pipes and installed
copper lines, washer and dryer hook ups on the first and second
Plumbing for vent stacks
Plumbing installed on first floor existing ½ bath and a new
additional ½ bath
Removal of old existing plumbing throughout the house installed
Inspection and maintenance of boiler maintained each year
Replaced water and sewer lines with copper and PVC respectively
Replaced broken radiator thermostats from the basement to the third
Repaired and Replaced 9 steam radiators and refinished 3 on the
Repairs to domestic hot water heater
Added two new gas hot water heaters along with an 80 and 60 gallon
water heater in quest room along with a 50 gallon electric to guest
All new Plumbing fixtures for first floor powder room and a new
bathroom, first and second floor, laundry room, second floor servant’s
bathrooms and third floor bathroom
Main Kitchen plumbing was replaced, dishwasher added
Butler kitchen was gutted, install new plumbing, cabinets, appliances,
tile backdrop, lighting and flooring.
system was added on all 3 floors.
Second sump pump was added in the basement
Floor drain added below bunker
Replaced broken and rotted pipes
-basement windows repaired, replaced and painted.
-broken return lines to the boiler repaired.
Storm drain installed
Ceilings covered and electrical boxes covered and contained
Removed mold throughout the basement
Repaired and painted in three historic colors
Indoor, outdoor rug installed
Ceiling fan and light installed
of Central fire alarm system to basement, first, second, and third
-Wireless smoke detectors installed, main stairwell and back stairs
on each floor
-Wireless heat sensors furnace…common areas
-Hardwired pull box by fire alarm control panels
128 Point alarm control panel
Alpha/numeric keypad (North entry).
Alpha/numeric keypad (third floor)
Wireless receivers to the third floor access place and basement.
Driveway alert monitor
Smoke Detectors-Central Alarm Station –North Parlor, office,
dining room, library, East hall, North entry foyer and laundry room.
Pull boxes in the North and East entries
Horn strobe in hallway and butlers kitchen.
Wireless heat sensors in butler’s kitchen and main kitchen.
Transmitters (Pull Stations)
Wireless smoke detectors in hallways and stairwell landing
Carbon monoxide detectors in the East and West Hall
Horn Strobe and pull station by
the stair well
Wireless smoke detectors top of East stairs, bedroom, office, family
room, and top of West stairs
Horn strobes in hallway
Wireless carbon monoxide detector in hallway
128 Point alarm control panel
Back up battery
Alpha /numeric keypad (North side entry)
Alpha/numeric keypad (third floor)
Wireless receivers’ first to the third floor access place,
Ceiling heights in house are too tall for fire escape ladders on
second and third floor.
Installation of fire suppression system was initiated
Following NYS building code; a sprinkler system was installed in
main and rear stairwells while minimizing disturbance in historic
Professional repair of damage to the original plaster and lath walls
and ceilings, main stairwell to third floor, family room, bedrooms
and bathrooms including the servant’s quarters, all hallways
The Ballroom walls and ceilings were repaired and painted
First floor original plaster and lathe walls were repaired, plastered,
wallpapered, and painted, which included the ballroom, library,
butlers kitchen, main kitchen, backstairs well, great hall entrance
(barrel ceiling) , and foyer.
Main kitchen cabinets sanded and painted
First floor powder room is new & main bathroom was totally renovated
Carpets replaced on first floor to main hallway up the stairs to
the second floor main hallway (there are gorgeous hardwood floors
underneath the carpet)
Second floor servant quarters bathroom was completely renovated
Large East lake mirror was restored on Second floor in the Woodruff
Repaired cracked and broken windows, replaced.
Scraped and painted first floor mud room, pantry
Installed locks and key turn locks to nine doors, (keeping all the
original wooden door knobs and mechanisms.
First floor library and dining room floors sanded and repaired
Stainless steel grab bars installed onto back stairwells from first
floor to the third and basement stairs.
All pocket doors were repaired on the first floor and in perfect
Three quest rooms on second floor completely renovated, took down
all drop ceilings in bathrooms, replaced with new cast iron, porcelain
toilets, showers and bathtubs. No modern material like resin or
fiberglass was used.
Plumbing in the bathrooms replaced galvanized pipe with copper and
All original wood moldings and shutters were saved, repaired and
All bathrooms and showers have stainless steel safety bars with
Third floor office walls and ceiling were repaired and painted.
A linoleum floor was put down onto plywood.