The new year brought a ton of progress to the house! It is amazing how quickly things moved along once the foundation was laid. The focus in January was getting the structure and the beams in place. With the walls up, we were able to put the windows (generously donated by Vytex Windows) in the back of the house. The facade took a little longer to complete as work needed to be done first to remove the Formstone and then to restore some of the brick and make the windows and door spaces uniform. This work was done throughout March and April and as you can tell from the pictures, the facade is beautifully restored to its 1905 glory!

<<Click here to see the deconstruction process>>

May was an amazing month of progress on the house. With the structure nearly complete we got to spend a lot of time inside going over all of the details that will make the house both comfortable and functional. We went through the placement of the outlets, whether doors would open into rooms or swing out, where to place the pulls on the kitchen cabinets, how to incorporate the original salvaged wood, how big to make the back decks, and so much more. There is an incredible amount of detail involved in bringing a house to life and we are so fortunate to have the amazing talent of J Cole Builders to help us through the process.

As construction begins to wrap up we will we need the help of our wonderful community to make this house a home! With the beautiful vision of our founder and interior designer Diana Ulman, we have created our Housewarming Registry to begin furnishing the space. We ask that you visit the registry and purchase an item for the house that will make our guests’ stays a little more comfortable. We’ve put everything from kitchen utensils to furniture on our registry. Feel free to purchase something individually or team up with friends and family for one of the bigger items. Donations are tax-deductible through an in-kind gift receipt. Please direct any questions to maeve@ulmanfund.org.

We look forward to working with our community to make the Ulman House a home!

 

January 

After the steel beam was placed, the walls and trusses were erected. All of the trusses for the ceilings were carried through the alley by hand. Our construction crew are masters of navigating the challenges of building in Baltimore!

 

February

We have windows! The natural light that will come in through the many windows- including two amazing skylights at the top of the main stairs- will create a bright welcoming atmosphere for patients and caregivers.

 

March

After the Formstone was removed, the brick mason spent countless hours refurbishing the brick and making sure all of the window and door openings were uniform. The stars you see aren’t just for looks, they actually provide important structural support from steel rods that go deep into the house.

April

The Music Room is coming to life! Insulation, sounds proofing, and drywall were completed this month.

                    

May

See that giant generator? Generously donated by Windsor Electric, the generator can power the whole house in case of emergency. Our beautiful cabinets were also installed in May a gift (along with all of our appliances) from the Maryland Homebuilders Cares Foundation.