First Blood

Here’s an art piece I call “Zwei Tage Gewalt Mit Meinem DeWALT”, and it depicts the first demolition steps of the listed building we have on our yard, and which is to be reconstructed during the coming year. I say reconstructed because the previous owners not only neglected the conservation of the house, but actively worked for it to decompose during the last five years or so.

It’s a pity, as renovating it using most of the existing material would be more appreciated by us, the people living on this island, and the National Board of Antiquities, who keeps the tab on listed buildings. Anyhow, what’s done is done, and what’s not done, is not done. I will try to get out as much of the old logs as possible to be able to use them at least for interior walls and decoration, as they are not anymore fit for external walls. In any case, the house will be reconstructed to look as it looked before, but the internals will be completely new with a large guest room and a sauna department.



In the picture above, the first one is from November 2013, showing the state how it was when we bought it. The middle picture is from last week at initiation of the demolition work after I cleaned away some bushes and stuff. The last picture is the result of my two afternoons combining the power of the all-awesome DeWALT 18V, 4.0Ah DCS380 reciprocating saw and 9.81 m/s2 gravity.

2 thoughts on “First Blood

  1. Leo Breukers says:

    I am so anxious to know the situation now. We owned the property from 2001 – 2011 (???) and we renovated big time the large building, the garden buildings and kept the place alive as a summer place.

    • I’ve been lazy at adding stuff to this blog, but will write a few updates very soon. As it stands now, the house is almost all demolished, and new construction will start as soon as the snow melts in spring 2015.

      The main building is still looking very good! It’s ihabited by me, my wife, and our two daughters & two dogs, year-round now.

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