This is another post about our home in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Yesterday I kind of gave you the Sunroom remodel. Being the bass-ackward person that I am while writing that post I decided you needed to see the demolition that got us to that big room.
This is again the fireplace outside wall. The porch was originally open but the roof was built over the porch area so it made it easy to close in. These rocks, however, were a bitch to dust and Carol and I talked about it for several years and we decided to open up the sunroom and make it a big open area.
This is the view from the kitchen after the east wall came down. You can see the size of the rocks I broke out and hauled out of the room. You can see the green indoor/outdoor carpet that we put down when we closed in the porch and put all the windows in…
This was the fire place that was in the living room. The exterior of the fireplace was the same heavy rock and it had a seating area that was about two foot high and probably about 18 inches into the living room and it was also made from a heavy rock. We joked about feeling like we were living in a bat cave.
Here is a photo from back further in the living room. You can see some of the rocks in the sunroom floor. To be honest with you, I didn’t do all the demolition. I just worked on it with the Bubba we hired and then when he had left for the day, I continued on…
This is just a portion of the rock I hauled out in the back yard. John, the high school boy that we originally hired to do yard work, ended up helping me build raised flower beds with the rock. He also helped me with building the flagstone patio area in the front yard and flagstone walkways in the backyard.
We did hire another young man we knew to build the headers across where we had torn out the walls. When we moved in in 1995 on this wall was the fireplace and sliding doors going to the sun porch… The sliders were about where that strip of green carpet is now.
So that's it for this post. If you hang with me I'll give you some more of 'there' and I'm sure it will help you understand why I haven't written about B'ville before now. It just killed my heart because so much of me was put into our home there.