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Residential contractor/artist

And the last few posts… 4 of 4

I wanted to time finishing up the 5k blog with the open house celebration of the my most recent project: The Square House. So, on the 23rd of August 2014, the fun continues… for details, visit¬†1407chase.com   For this final … Continue reading

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And the last few posts… 3 of 4

The house I’m presently working on has revealed a theme in the process of renovation and restoration. The 5Khouse also became known as the ‘Circle House’ ¬†for how often the circle was referenced. The 1407 Chase house is an American … Continue reading

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let me introduce to you…

First, the stewards of the 5K house: Ashleigh and Brett moved here in late September. They’re originally from Kansas city and came to Cincinnati via Tucson/Buffalo/L.A. for a book/paper conservator job ashleigh took at the Langsam library at the University … Continue reading

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And the last few posts… 2 of 4

The last post we toured the first floor, now lets explore the hall as we go upstairs.

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And the last few posts… 1 of 4

It’s been a while since I last posted anything, my thought has always been to introduce my next house project as I wrapped up the 5k experience. Things have moved slower than I first imagined, but the process to acquiring … Continue reading

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Lead pipe meets art.

When the house was built in 1895, plumbing was just starting to come indoors. Though there wasn’t any plumbing for the kitchen nor the bathroom, the original builder/owner did have a sink installed in the upstairs corridor. The installation seemed … Continue reading

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Field trip!

I visited Tim McMichael, one of the artists in the 5k house show, at his studio in the David Shoe building which – at least for me – had quite the reputation as an artists hubbub. Most of the activity … Continue reading

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