Caroline & Whitey's New House

65 Gothic Street, Northampton, MA 01060

 
Yes, we bought a house! It needs a bit of work (OK, maybe more than a bit), but we're looking forward to it. In addition to renovating the house to restore it to a state closer to its original 1865 condition, we hope to make it a "zero net energy input" and "carbon neutral" home - that is, we will use photovoltaics, hyperinsulation, hyperefficient lighting, and a geothermal heat pump for all of our electrical, illumination, heating, air-conditioning, and domestic hot water needs. Water use will also be minimized, with low-flow fixtures and runoff reclamation. As we progress through this project, we'll try to post photos here, documenting the evolution of our new home. :-)

Photo Galleries

January 23, 2005: During escrow
March 27, 2005: Sans snow
April 24, 2005: During rainshower
August 1, 2005: Pilot holes
August 20, 2005: Before gutting
August 27, 2005: Demolition begins
September 5, 2005: Interior Demo Complete
November 16, 2005: Tree Remova
April 16, 2006: Paint Colors?
May 17, 2006: Will it Happen?
June 30 , 2006: Demo and more demo
August 12, 2006: Yard clearing, Color closure
Our Neighbor's Fence
August 20, 2006: Foundation reinforcement
September 6, 2006: First floor gone
October 28, 2006: Foundation in, drilling wells
November 15, 2006: Radical New LOOK
November 30, 2006: Laying it bare
December 15 , 2006: 2nd floor going in
February 9, 2007: All 3 floors in
February 25, 2007: Stairs!
March 3 , 2007: Ripping the roof off
March 12, 2007: Working inside
March 17, 2007: The Blizzard of '07
March 25, 2007: Last of windows in
April 15, 2007: Video tour
April 15-28, 2007: Plumbing & Electrical
May 19-29, 2007: Insulation, Roof
June 8, 2007: Roof, Garage Demo
June 24, 2007: Drywall
July 8, 2007
: Deck & Porch
September 9, 2007: Siding, Interiors
October 6, 2007: Interior Work
November 18, 2007: Sinks, Countertops In
Nov 27-Dec 8: New Dog, 1st Xmas Tree!
March 4, 2008: Moving In!
July 17, 2008: Pouring Garage


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