Demolition and Original Flooring Rehab and Re-installation
We fell in love with the potential of Sheldrake Farmhouse the first time that we walked through. When we purchased the property in December 2018, we started a demolition/restoration project that was a much larger undertaking than we expected.
We started by gutting the interior of the house and evaluating what we could save and what needed to be replaced. The “kitchen” addition, visible in photos above was added in the mid-20th century and had to be entirely removed. This left us with the original house built in the 1840’s (which is currently part of the dining and living room) and the two-story addition built in the 1890’s (which is currently the entry way and three of the bedrooms).
In the two-story bedroom wing, we were determined to use the original pine flooring. This required all the floors in the original house to be taken up the exception of the upstairs master bedroom and resurfaced before re-installing.
Comparison Photos: Flooring
Above is a photo of the upstairs queen bedroom with flooring installed prior to refinishing.
Photo below is after sanding prior to finishing.
Photo above of downstairs master after first round of sanding.
Finished flooring in downstairs master bedroom below.