After being granted permission to begin assessing the structure during the six month wait period following sale by tender, our intrepid partners Dan and Harold ceremoniously unlocked the blue door! Fortunately, as far as they could tell, the deterioration of the roof, chimney and general structure was not any worse than expected. Next steps include lots of paperwork and formal structural assessments. Here are just a few photos of the old house, in its current condition.
The bolt cutters were unnecessary. In the end, the entire lock mechanism just fell off the door and had to be replaced!
We'll need all the luck we can get!
The iconic fireplace. This one truly got me tearing up!
A pair of Adolphe's dancing shoes. And you know he's still dancing.
We cannot wait to hang this sign again.