Blue Ridge Country did an article on Thomas. Check out the write-up on the two stores in our building, Ranger Jane's and Mountain Market! Both stores are stocked with lots of great gifts for everyone on your list!
When the was Milkint Building was built in 1905 the bathrooms all had hardwood floors. We wanted to keep the original look, and were very happy when we found tile that closely resembled the original hardwood floors. Some of the original bathtubs were too damaged to salvage, but in this apartment we were able to restore both the original tub and the sink (seen in the third and fourth photo). Shower tile work by the fabulous @kylealbeaner, and vintage mirrors from Cabin Fever in Oakland, MD and Ella & Company in Thomas, WV (@ellaandcompanywv).
Apartment number 5 at the Milkint Building is located on the top floor on the side of the building where the roof had collapsed. The walls, floors, and stairs were to damaged to be salvaged. We found new floors that look very much like the original floors and rebuilt the stairs by hand. The second and third photo show what the apartment looked like before the restoration began.
It was a mad rush until the end, but the second of the six apartments at the Milkint Building is now finished. The paint was not yet dry when our new tenants arrived, but now they are all moved in and all is well in the end.
This photo shows what the living room in apartment number five looks like today.
This is what the living room in apartment number five looked like when we bought the building two years ago.
The second apartment at the Milkint Building is almost ready for tenants. This is the original kitchen wallpaper. I love the early 1900s charm of the wallpaper, but unfortunately it was too damaged to save.
This photo shows the new trim cut to match the original trim in the blog post below. Very little of the original details could be salvaged, as the roof had collapsed on this side of the building, leaving the rooms exposed to the elements.
One apartment done, five to go. We have tenants moving into the next apartment on November 1, and Kevin is working hard to get everything done in time. This apartment is on the top floor on the side of the building where the roof had collapsed, and very little of the original details could be salvaged. Instead, Kevin found floors that matched the original pine floors and trim with the same profile as the original trim. This photo shows the living room (and the original trim) as it looked when we bought the building.
This kitchen was a little tricky, because the space is so small, but it all worked out in the end. Everything in the kitchen is new, but we think the cabinets and the sink complement the old charm of the building.