John Chesson has graciously offered to share his story and images of his ongoing adaptive reuse project at the Samuel Noakes house, 101 West Cork Street/201 South Braddock Street with PHW. We will be releasing these stories through the PHW blog in the coming weeks, following the progress with virtual hardhat tours.
The Noakes house has been taken down to the bones of the building, exposing the framing and along the way, some structural problems. Most notably, the columns and casework in the Braddock street side were removed for the installation of new structural members after it was found the building was unsound. Other salvaged items are laid out in the house, waiting to find a new lease on life.
These images capture the most visually intimidating but exciting portion of a house renovation. With layers of changes stripped away, the possibilities for the building’s new use seem almost endless. Enjoy this glimpse into the Samuel Noakes house at its most open. From here, the building will start to reshape into its future use.
In the upcoming installments, we’ll start to see the change from demolition to construction. Join us again on Tuesday for another look at the progress at the Noakes house.