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10 PM last night, big backup just before "Blair Road" so I jumped on the exit and was heading your way. I tried to think of a tune I could play on the car horn as I passed the Lake area but Moravia Rd. popped up and I recalled that I could jump on the Tunnel Thruway from there.

If you ever think you hear a car horn playing "That's Amore", it'll be me.

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That corner floorboard detail (photo) is really, really nice.
Great work man - a genuine pleasure to see.
I'd love seeing a couple of outside shots - care to share here?.
Homes like yours (3 level) are a rarity here in Christchurch, and are more common in Dunedin (where I grew up) with hilly building sites, and I wonder over them every time I visit.
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That floor is stunning!!!!

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We looked into buying a similar house as an investment property over by Mondawmin Mall back in the 90's that had been carved into one bedroom rental units. The 1st level of the house had floors with the inlaid designs like yours.


Unfortunately, the roof had been allowed to deteriorate so badly that rain water regularly made it all the way down to the ground floor and warped all that inlaid tongue and groove beyond repair. We didn't buy the property but some investor probably ripped it all out and laid down 3/4 inch plywood and cheap carpet.

Baltimore has some of the most beautiful homes located in the most awful neighborhoods. I looked at brick rowhomes on North Monroe that would have made you cry for the lost fittings, flooring and other architectural elements that were ripped out and left on the floors for disposal.

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Here is a pic of the floor (same corner) before I worked on it. Also notice the messy chandelier which you saw up in the previous pics.

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That corner floorboard detail (photo) is really, really nice.
Great work man - a genuine pleasure to see.
I'd love seeing a couple of outside shots - care to share here?.
Homes like yours (3 level) are a rarity here in Christchurch, and are more common in Dunedin (where I grew up) with hilly building sites, and I wonder over them every time I visit.
Just for you and knowing that you a pro painter I guess you would enjoy this.

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We looked into buying a similar house as an investment property over by Mondawmin Mall back in the 90's that had been carved into one bedroom rental units. The 1st level of the house had floors with the inlaid designs like yours.


Unfortunately, the roof had been allowed to deteriorate so badly that rain water regularly made it all the way down to the ground floor and warped all that inlaid tongue and groove beyond repair. We didn't buy the property but some investor probably ripped it all out and laid down 3/4 inch plywood and cheap carpet.

Baltimore has some of the most beautiful homes located in the most awful neighborhoods. I looked at brick rowhomes on North Monroe that would have made you cry for the lost fittings, flooring and other architectural elements that were ripped out and left on the floors for disposal.

What a downer.
I agree, many beautiful properties ended up with investor renovators wanna be that butchered them so they can make a quick dollar.
My house was a rental as well; it was split into three apartments. As matter of fact when I bought it, it had tenants in it and I had to move into the first floor waiting for them to be gone after winter. It was nice to have my mortgage paid by them but frankly I needed my space and the house needed less abuse.
Dig, I don't know if you know the story behind all of the nice houses that used to be in nice neighborhoods how they became a mess in a war zone? You can thank one of the biggest philanthropists now in Baltimore for that fuk up. Back in the sixties they contributed to the city residents' flight through unfounded racial fear just so they can grab their properties as cheaply as possible. They then turned whole neighborhoods that once stood proud of their Victorian heritage into rental slums so they can oppress the poor people and milk them of whatever they had. Now that they are uber rich they give back moneys for theaters and other lavish bullshit to make themselves look like they help the city. I won't name names but you can check it out yourself.
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