|Bringing Back Holleywood||
We decide on bricks made the old-fashioned way: by hand. This ensures historical-looking color variation in the new chimneys. The bricks were shipped from North Carolina before Irene hit there, fortunately. They come marked with what seems like a superfluous caveat: "Once these bricks are laid in the wall, they become the property of the purchaser."
photo credit: Bill Sigsworth
Here is Chris the mason on the roof, working on new chimney linings. One is for the furnace, the other is for the coal stove in the kitchen. He and Bill are running new stainless liners down the chimneys, all the way down in one piece. They're called flexible liners but, unfortunately, they're not flexible enough to get around nooks and jogs in the brick without a massive amount of effort.
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.