STONE MASONRY AFTER – INSIDE

Our 17th century interior walls after repointing.

living room

Much like the masonry work that was done to the exterior walls of “Our Tour”, the completed restoration and repointing of our interior walls has made a huge difference. Like the outside, the work has not only homogenized the stone and gotten rid of any cracks, it has also lighted and brightened the room. We are kinda amazed by the results.

Exposed stone wall living room before/after repointing

The professional crew also entirely restored the fireplace. The funky resin casing was replaced with new stone. The linoleum was pulled back during the process exposing the wood floors and the vintage tile hearth.

after stone work

17th century stonework after restoration and repointing

They also rehabilitated the stone niche we had found behind the plaster walls.

My beau père also prepared le terrain by wiring the electricity directly into the walls. The wires were passed under the floor boards and then through tunnels made into the wall which were later entirely concealed from the outside. Finished, only the switches and outlets will show.

Running electricity through stone wall

Passing electrical work through stone walls

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STONE MASONRY AFTER – OUTSIDE

Our 17th century exterior walls after repointing

17th century tower after stone work

The outside masonry work is done and we are flabbergasted by the results. The professionals really did an amazing job rehabilitating “Our Tour”. Not only did they cut out the old joints and repoint with new mortar, they also replaced and “crossed” entire sections that were damaged or cracked. They took special attention to the stone around the windows, fitting them with newly cut pieces where necessary.

With time the new jointing will wear away a bit and darken in color, but for now “Our Tour” just seems to sparkle in the sun.

17th century tower

We also did a part of the courtyard’s wall (we’ll do the rest someday). Check out the difference in the arch below.

stone arch after masonry

Stone arch after repointing

Stone arch after repointing

The stone work on the inside main living floor has been completed as well. Just like the exterior, the change is phenomenal. I’ll post some pics soon.

Seeing “Our Tour” like this gives us so much hope for the future. After spending more than a year in just demolition work alone, we finally feel like we’re moving forward.

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