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A Possible House on Royal Road / Royal Street, Milford (page 3/5)

[picture: Front of the house]

Front of the house

The central part with the pointy window is the part that’s sagging, so we’re looking at the “low” end. The part of the vestible that’s joined to the house is the high end. [more...]

[picture: Vestibule and right-hand side]

Vestibule and right-hand side

Hard to tell from this shot but the window on this side sags too.

[picture: Under the vestibule window]

Under the vestibule window

This is the right-hand side of the vestibule, so the sagging side is to the left, hence the cracks.

[picture: Above the vestibule window]

Above the vestibule window

This is the worst crack (on the outside at least), and here is the other side of the iron rod.

[picture: Above the vestibule window: closer view]

Above the vestibule window: closer view

Another view of the Big Crack.

[picture: Vestible and right-hand side]

Vestible and right-hand side

Very similar to another shot.

[picture: Front door]

Front door

The front of the vestibule. The door sits (as is usual here) up on a row of concrete and/or stone.

[picture: Brick damage at the eaves]

Brick damage at the eaves

We think this is where the bats are getting in; they live in the attic. Luckily the ceilings inside are OK.

[picture: Brick damage at the eaves: another view]

Brick damage at the eaves: another view

Probably the whole roof will need replacing anyway.

[picture: Rotten Rafters]

Rotten Rafters

Almost all roofing here is done with ashphalt “shingles” that come in huge sheets. We’d prefer a tile roof, and our current house has a metal roof that could lsat anywhere from 50 to 100 years, but this ashphalt stuff is amazingly crappy. At any rate some [...] [more...]

[picture: Rotten Rafters 2]

Rotten Rafters 2

The roof isn’t actually sagging at all, by the way, as the next picture shows.

[picture: Back of the house]

Back of the house

Showing the back of the roof. The ridgeline is OK. The plywood back porch will obviously be removed, as will the 1950s breeze-block/concrete/cinder chimney on the left. [more...]

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