Dubbed "the Halls of Valhalla" because
of it's hugely long carport, this is one of Dr. Panda's on-going house
renovation projects. The owner couldn't find anyone else who was prepared
to tackle such a tricky location let alone able to do it all in antique/recycled
The buick isn't actually part of the deal. Though
that IS an entirely separate restoration project that Dr. Panda is working
on for Pete. (the owner of both the property and the car.) Before Dr.
Panda's arrival, the carport consisted of a fairly standard metal and
zinc-alum type which just couldn't take the strain. Dr. Panda replaced
the metal beams and uprights with wooden ones. All recycled and pre-tempered
timber of a quality you just can't buy new. The structure should last
at least another 50 years before any maintenance is required.
Likewise with the interiors.
Dr. Panda used recycled materials chosen for their quality and durability.
But in this case, also for the way they scrub up. The ceilings and patio
doors were also designed and hand made from scratch to exactly suit
the owner's wishes.
The photos were taken at various stages of completion.
More photos will be added when I can obtain some better quality shots.
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