General view from east.
View to southwest showing wisteria vine growing on a trellis which was used a sunshade device.
Back yard and garden.
East elevation showing typical window-wall (before removal) with abandoned car at right
Trellis with wisteria vine.
Garage north elevation.
North elevation of garage with plywood panels in 3 x 3 grid of modules based upon the traditional Japanese ‘tatami’ mat.
Interior of garage.
Moisture damage at mortise-and-tenon joint.
Typical window wall.
View down central hallway looking west.
Fireplace with kitchen beyond.
Detail showing a main beam supporting the roof framing bearing on a masonry wall adjoining a window wall.
View down central hallway looking east.
Interior after taking down partitions.
Interior view showing ceiling construction.
Removing plaster from bathroom walls...
... to reveal newspapers from 1954 stuffed inside for insulation (or a time capsule... thanks Mr. Kikuchi!).
Interior view to south showing window-wall under perimeter wood beams.
Roof joists frame into large wood perimeter beam.
Garage with eave partially deconstructed.
Detail of garage eave construction.
Part of the UHC decon crew. Clockwise from left to right: Dan Kastilahn, Barb Shaw, Tom Morris, and Dave Hampton.
Dave holds the ladder for ya.
Mike Repkin greets visitors to the roof deconstruction in progress!
Detail of garage eave construction showing void between original 1955 and 1990's 'weather' roof.
North elevation with garage roof partly removed.
2x8 wood framing that forms the 1990's 'weather' roof.
Removal of the 1990’s pitched roof on garage in progress.
After removing 2x8's from roof of garage. The original 1955 flat roof is visible.
After final demolition on June 25, 2005.
Over 384 board feet of lumber was salvaged from the roof alone.
Remember this window? It was removed for a future reuse...
... on an Andersonville home.
The Kikuchi House lives on - that window-wall was salvaged and used on a back porch of the Ottens Residence (exterior view).
Sketch by Dave Hampton showing that salvaged material from deconstruction must have some value versus a pile of rubble resulting from demolition. All that’s needed is a bit of time, patience, and volunteers.
A watercolor by Atsushi Kikuchi. For more information, see http://www.askart.com/AskART/artist.aspx?artist=125330&redir