Website of Joe Landsberger

Home is
where the heart is.
Gaius Plinius Secundas
(Pliny the Elder) 23 - 79,
Roman author

Home Renovations Index:

Goodrich Avenue Residence
Restoration & Renovation 2004 & 2016
A north timber frame addition

Addition number 3, 2004!
Big Wood Construction, 450 sq ft, 18 x 25 feet with full basement

At the back of my house there were many issues of the house over its century-plus years. The back yard slopes into it, with consequent wood rot and deterioration. Not only was I building a Japanese-style timber frame upper floor addition but also a full basement!

"Marion" drove the bobcat down the west side of the house, excavating excavating excavating excavating through solid rock for 8-foot basement workshop ceilings.

eastern view of excavation of my old house

Here it looks like I am adding a swimming pool. The posts at right held up the back stairwell. You can see the foundation rot over the years, now corrected.





As the snow fell however, the structure rose and the almost completed project is below with lots of interior work to go.

3rd addition to my old house


In 2016  I purchased boards of old-growth pine, ripped them down into 9 and 11 inch-wide boards; sanded, filled knot-holes, and stained them. Garage workshop:

Deck staining operation for bannister styles:

Basement stair





At left, facing west
Below, facing east.


House style/history | renovate 1980 | renovate 1990 | renovate 2000| renovate 2010 |
Garden house | Leech St. House | Robie House