Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011


These are some prior to renovation photos.

Walls are coming down

So far, almost all of the walls have been removed in order to begin rebuilding.  We are reclaiming as much wood as possible in order to build our tables, bar and any extra shelving.  It's beautiful 100-year-old heart pine!  We have also uncovered two chimneys that showcase the heart of this once lively home.  One  chimney is made of solid granite, probably a vein of Stone Mountain; this will be the cornerstone of the bar (no pun intended!)  The other is perfectly constructed from old, red brick; this will be the center of our main dining room.

graft restaurant underway

The former Grayson House Restaurant, which is located at 516 Grayson Parkway in Grayson, Georgia, is currently being renovated as a new restaurant called graft:  This building was built in the late 1880s or 1890s.  The John J. and Effie B. Cofer family lived in this house for most of its life until a small sandwich shop began to transform the estate.  Fairly soon after,  it changed hands to become the Grayson House Restaurant.  We have already discovered a lot of interesting history and artifacts during our beginning phases of our restoration.  We hope to open early spring of 2012.  Thank you for your interest and support!