|Bringing Back Holleywood||
insulation against heating bills
Ninety bags of organic insulation were installed, with difficulty, in the floor of the attic, to keep heat from escaping through the roof. Before insulation went in, an original, non-working chimney was removed from attic floor, brick by brick, filling 30 buckets.
even the attic is a work of art
The least senior guy on the crew draws the job of cleaning the attic. But he doesn't complain. The attic is a great design, he says. The corners are cantilevered and the chestnut beams are hand-hewn. "You can tell by the ax marks. Handhewn old beams go for about $30 a lineal foot. And you get them for free." Well, not free, exactly.
who we are
We are a couple of Upper West Siders from NYC who never set out to buy an old mansion in Connecticut. But the moment we walked through its massive front door, we were smitten. The info on this site is earnestly cobbled from a variety of sources, including the web. Please let us know if we've gotten something wrong, or if there's a story about Holleywood you'd like to share.