Roseboro Colors Chosen

colorsThe new colors for the Roseboro have been chosen. Rymn Parsons and Barbara Melera were on the right track. The main exterior will be Opal Cream (Behr 300 A-1) with Bright White trim around the windows and porch. The shutters and doors will be Chipotle Paste (also Behr PPU2-1) which is a burgundy color. (Yes, the shutters will return once again!)

The photo of my garden house will give you an idea of the paint colors. The new cream color will be just a tad more yellowish cream than in the photo. This should add a bit more color to Main Street but still look very stylish!

Ihlseng, Narvesen, & Lindstad Piano

pianoAnother amazing new find for the Roseboro! A neighbor across the street from me had an estate sale this past week. I saw that they had a beautiful square grand piano for sale. I told them about the Roseboro Project and how I thought that piano would look great in the lobby. Last night, the lady came knocking at my door. She said the piano did not sell and if I was willing to move it out of the house, they thought the Roseboro would be the perfect new home for it. An enormous THANK YOU to the Ross family! This will be a stunning focal point in the Roseboro Lobby!

Roseboro Laundry Building

laundry1The Laundry Building behind the Roseboro was built in 1932. Three stories tall, its terra cotta block has a concrete facade, much like a frescoed villa in Italy. It also has steel beam construction throughout. There is beautiful wainscoting on the main floor and concrete slab floors that held steam operated laundry equipment. Some of the equipment was later converted to electric and all of the machinery is still in there. (I sure wish I could find a museum who would take this equipment!)

Restoration of Sprinklers and Public Bathrooms

bathroom1We continue to make progress on assessing renovation costs. Project Manager, Gary O’Connor, met today with the sprinkler company folks to do an assessment of the sprinkler system throughout the Roseboro. Most all of it needs to be replaced at some point. They need to do pressure tests and backwash procedures before they can complete their full assessment.

Gary is also drawing up plans to remodel the bathrooms off the lobby. We plan to keep the 1930’s urinals but need to bring the restrooms up to code. We want to put in nicer, larger stalls with full length doors and updated fixtures. This is one of the first steps in the renovation project before we will open the restaurant.