Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Garden Tuesday: The Open Air Attic

So, after the fire last fall, we had the roof torn off and replaced at the front of the house.  That's where the holes were, after all, and that was the most critical need.  But there were still charred timbers and sheathing in the back of the house, and my brilliant dearly beloved found a terrific carpentry crew to deal with that.

They replaced all the rafters from inside, one at a time, leaving the singed sheathing (and slate roof) in place.  Then, in one day, they took the slate off; the next day, they opened the back of the attic and replaced all the sheathing in one day.  Thus, the Open Air Attic Look:


While it's an interesting decorating idea, I don't recommend it if rain is forecast.  I do have to say, it gives a very nice look at the back yard!  Again, going to the edge to take a look out isn't recommended if you have a fear of heights; this is from about 30 feet up.

Happy Garden Tuesday, everyone!

6 comments:

rottrover said...

I love the view of your garden, this Garden Tuesday!!

~~louise~~ said...

WOW! Marjie, that's pretty impressive to get all done in such a short time! The garden does look soooooo pretty from way up there, lol...

Thanks for sharing, Marjie...

Nichole Burke said...

Ha - open air attic.... I hope it did NOT rain during that pretty time! :)

Pam said...

You guys are getting closer to having your home completed and back to normal... I am so excited for you! The view of your yard from above is beautiful. Hope you are feeling better!

Pam Greer said...

Yes, it does give a nice view of the backyard! So glad you are making progress on your home!

altadenahiker said...

I think you should do a mid-century modern thing with that attic.