Less visible was the maneuvering going on under the house. To pour footings for additional piers without disturbing the oak floors, the crew dug under the crawl space by hand "with little bitty shovels and tiny picks," says Scott. But one problem area provided an unexpected dividend: The floor in the downstairs bath was so water damaged they had to rip it out, which exposed the crawl space for at least some of the piers.
By annexing a closet, the guest bath gained room for a separate shower area and a stained-oak vanity with a vessel sink. Sunny yellow paint and two tile treatments give it a fresh look.
Tile: American Olean
Mosaic: Oceanside Glasstile
Wall sconce: Murray Feiss Lighting
Sink and toilet: Kohler