The Samuel Noakes House, Part 13

The Samuel Noakes HouseWe continue our journey through the renovation process at the Samuel Noakes House at 101 West Cork Street/201 South Braddock Street. Updates are posted each Tuesday through the PHW blog, following the progress with virtual hardhat tours.

The previous entries may be found at the PHW blog at part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9, part 10, part 11, and part 12.

Interior work is progressing on the plumbing, HVAC, and windows. Flooring options and lighting fixtures are also being discussed. Most of the flooring in the Braddock Street side can be restored, but the Cork Street side will need some replacement flooring. One option is to use reclaimed lumber from a supplier like Mountain Lumber Company. Using reclaimed wood is an especially good option for historic preservation projects. Not only is the reclaimed wood a closer visual match to existing historic flooring, it is also a green building practice and eco-friendly. As an added bonus, these reclaimed timbers are generally stronger and more durable than their contemporary counterparts. Another option for the replaced flooring could be bamboo, another hard, durable, and renewable source of flooring.

More finish decisions await the Noakes house, inside and out. We’ll see you again on the 11th for a look at some outside detailing.

New windows.Plumbing on the Cork Street side
Windows and skylights go in
More of the HVAC system is installed
Some sample lighting fixtures for the interior

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