Today the carpet installation begins

Today the carpet installation begins. This is, of course, rewarding. However, in the case of the Neely House, I cannot forget the incredible distance we have come, that makes this a special victory. When my partner and I bought the Neely house originally (I have purchased it twice), it had sat abandoned. No heat, an accumulation of cat feces, bird infestation, a bat infestation and racoons had left quite the smell in the 5 apartments that then occupied the space.

Chef Ian and myself began this final rehab by removing the oak floors to finally seal the lowest layers of subfloor to ensure that on even the most humid day, the smell would be clean and pleasant.

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