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Post# 130524   4/3/2011 at 20:19 (4,712 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Well the kitchen project and grandpas old home is finished.

time for cleanup!

Here are our weapons of choice.

The smart little compact and dusting brush first!

Post# 130526 , Reply# 1   4/3/2011 at 20:20 (4,712 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Logo that I always have LOVED since a baby.

Pristine condition, too. The rest of the machine has a few scuffs, but all around, very very nice.

Im going to service the bearings in it for him, on all 3 of his compacts. They are starting to get loud.

Post# 130527 , Reply# 2   4/3/2011 at 20:24 (4,712 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

And next....

The very beautiful...

The very practical...

Sears Kenmore floor polisher/carpet scrubber!

FOUND NEW IN BOX NEVER opened in the basement. It was my grandpa's mother's that he put in the basement when she passed away. We dug it out 6-7 years ago.

Has absolutely everything and works like none other. Variable speed, smooth easy polishing. 3 polishing/scrubbing pads to go with it.

Post# 130529 , Reply# 3   4/3/2011 at 20:25 (4,712 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Closeup of base.

Could use a cleanup. My grandpa has used this to clean the 3rd floor library and offices of the mansion for years now.

Post# 130530 , Reply# 4   4/3/2011 at 20:26 (4,712 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Tank design.

Post# 130532 , Reply# 5   4/3/2011 at 20:27 (4,712 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Top of the tank.

Post# 130533 , Reply# 6   4/3/2011 at 20:28 (4,712 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Speed dials oposite side.

Post# 130535 , Reply# 7   4/3/2011 at 20:28 (4,712 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        


Post# 130536 , Reply# 8   4/3/2011 at 20:29 (4,712 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

More goodies!

Post# 130537 , Reply# 9   4/3/2011 at 20:30 (4,712 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Oh it doesn't end there!

Post# 130540 , Reply# 10   4/3/2011 at 20:31 (4,712 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

And I hope you have enjoyed the tour.

Post# 130545 , Reply# 11   4/3/2011 at 20:33 (4,712 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

Very cool looking polisher/shampooer

Post# 130581 , Reply# 12   4/3/2011 at 21:16 (4,712 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Love to see some outside shots of Gramp's big house, please.


Post# 130584 , Reply# 13   4/3/2011 at 21:29 (4,712 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        


The only picture I have on the computer is from the county assessor.

I will be there tomorrow after school, and will take pictures of the entire house all around outside.

We have been splitting hostas ALL WEEKEND! Hard long work. Still got 8 to finish.

I tried making a video tour of the house, but ran out of time. Shall do that some day.

This picture is quite old. From 2004. You cant see the top floors of the house because of the huge trees.

Post# 130587 , Reply# 14   4/3/2011 at 21:40 (4,712 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Oh the wonders that google maps can do for you!

The house is stated to go to my Dad and Mom in my grandparents will.

My dad says he would sell everything out of it (antiques, expensive furniture and such) and sell the house. He doesn't like the neighborhood. I grew up in a house just down north 5 houses from it. The neighborhood is in a pretty bad part of town. High crime rate.

My grandpa has lived in this house for 30 years and not once had an issue though.

If we were to win the lottery my grandpa said he would put all the money into relocating, or creating an exact replica of the house, but making it on a larger scale.

I would cry if this house were to be sold outside of the family. Hopefully my grandparents might reconsider giving it to my dad and pass it down to me, to be my home.

I have put my own 1,000s of hours of sweat in labor of cleaning, maintaining, and adding on to the house, and yard/gardens. My grandpa and I have bonded like none other through the projects on the house.

Post# 130589 , Reply# 15   4/3/2011 at 21:43 (4,712 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Here is a bad picture of the side of the house.

This picture is pretty recent. The fountain was put in 2 years ago, and I think I see the renovated front flower beds near the oaks, which were done last summer.

Post# 130685 , Reply# 16   4/4/2011 at 19:08 (4,711 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Ok after a windy time of splitting more hostas, I took a few pictures. Forgot to take a picture of the rear of the house.

Here is a framed- hand drawn sketch of the house as it was back in the mid 1980s just before renovation. My grandpas best friend drew this. Its on their wall in the living room.

Post# 130686 , Reply# 17   4/4/2011 at 19:11 (4,711 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Next, a picture of me standing by the Porte Cochere.

(Im probably the only kid in my school that knows what that is!)

Post# 130687 , Reply# 18   4/4/2011 at 19:13 (4,711 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Directly in front.

The spring leaves have not yet grown so we can see the entire house through the front 3 oaks in the yard(which are from 1985! look how tall they are now!)

Post# 130690 , Reply# 19   4/4/2011 at 19:16 (4,711 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

The side of the house.

I SHALL TAKE some later spring pictures! THE yard looks like something straight out of better homes and gardens. Just breathtaking landscaping. ( you cant even see half of it in these pictures)

25 years of painstaking maintenance by my grandparents and I (well about 11 years of my part :) ) alone.

Post# 130693 , Reply# 20   4/4/2011 at 19:34 (4,711 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Old garage. (A modern usable one was built next to it in the 60s)

Used to store the gazillion lawn mowers and stuff my grandpa never throws out. He is an extreme engineer as I like to call it. He finds a use for everything. He has thousands and thousands of golfballs in egg cartons in the basement, bags and bags of golf clubs, a million tools, every piece of door and window hardware of the original home before restoration (window weights, door knobs and hinges etc) also all exterior doors, and some main windows kept.

Notice the original copper gutters still in place. He also has all the copper gutters stored in the Butlers house behind the old garage.

Also original tile roof to the 1915 design. The house has 8 year old tiles in place.


The 2nd floor is a woodshop used by the neighbors. Also the place where I rediscovered my Hoover convertible commercial 344.

The area to the left is where our next garden project will be. Right now Japanese maples line it up to the Porte Cochere.

Post# 130701 , Reply# 21   4/4/2011 at 20:29 (4,711 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

Beautiful house..obviously a fairly wealthy local family had it built in it's day. I noticed there' a servants staircase in the kitchen and that "garage" type are usually referred to as a carriage house with the accompanying "carriage door or gate" One of the help might live up there.. Do you know who where the original owners,, their business etc? That's always interesting stuff from a historical point.

Post# 130703 , Reply# 22   4/4/2011 at 20:37 (4,711 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

Keep it to vacuums, please... if you wish to post a thread about the house, do so in off-topic. Cool



Post# 130704 , Reply# 23   4/4/2011 at 20:37 (4,711 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        

It's obvious that I don't know what a Porte Cochere is. I don't see anyone in that picture.....standing or otherwise.

Post# 130706 , Reply# 24   4/4/2011 at 20:43 (4,711 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Hi Fred.

I shall continue this thread in the Kitchen painting thread in the offtopic forum then, or if possible, this thread could be shifted over to there.



Crevicetool- A Porte Cochere is a carriage/automobile entrance. :)

Post# 130726 , Reply# 25   4/5/2011 at 00:23 (4,711 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        




I **LOVE** the 1960s aesthetics of the Sears Floor Polisher! It's reeeeeally fabulous!!

Post# 130872 , Reply# 26   4/5/2011 at 20:33 (4,710 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

I agree--that 60's design on the polisher is fab!  Awesome that you found the polisher NIB...

That house sounds like a treasure chest!

Post# 131093 , Reply# 27   4/6/2011 at 20:39 (4,709 days old) by moderncleveland (Cleveland)        

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Nice polisher! AND Compact! And home!

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