Pardon Our Mess! The front of the Roseboro underwent a major renovation today. All of the old lattice was removed. Gary put in new footings and jacked the porch back up to level. New lattice will be installed. What was green will be painted burgundy. I power-washed the entire front of the Roseboro and will begin painting it tomorrow.
And so . . . the outside work begins! Today, we removed one of the windows on the Main Street side on the porch. Gary did an excellent job of replacing the siding. It was a great opportunity to put insulation in the wall as well. I put a coat of primer on it this afternoon (once I got back from another auction.)
We will power wash the porch side tomorrow and begin painting it the new cream color. New burgundy shutters to go on the windows. We will only get the first floor painted by the Garden Party. Gary will jack up the porch tomorrow so it will be level all the way across. New footings will be put in to prevent it from sinking again. New lattice will be installed across the front and I will put new landscaping all along the front to the Roseboro.
Outside painting and repairs will begin very soon at the Roseboro. All of the lattice skirting will come off and be replaced. The porch wood railings need to be repaired as much of it has rotted. Painting will begin as soon as we have some warm days. There is too much exterior painting to do to have it done by the Garden Party at the end of May. The challenge will be to get as much done as possible while still having it look presentable for the upcoming festival. The colors are changing so we may only get the porch and first floor done by the end of May. The lobby bathrooms are currently under construction as is the Holland House wing. Things are happening!
I am excited to be opening Brookfair Gardens very soon at the Roseboro. Brookfair Gardens is a garden supply, gift shop and antique store. We are currently renovating the entire first floor of the Holland House (where the Beekman Merchantile 1802 used to be.) We are removing the walls to make it into one large store. Brookfair Gardens merchandise will also be available online very soon.
Hooray! We got our Certificate of Occupancy for the Roseboro Restaurant. Tomorrow, we meet with the New York Department of Health to do a kitchen inspection. The last hurdle is waiting for our liqueur license. Once we get that, we will be ready to open the restaurant. (more…)