An Historic Home Renovation
Built in the 1860’s, this home was a typical “New Englander” with old wiring, outdated systems and unfinished outbuildings. The owners chose to bring it up to date, expand the living space for a large family (and guests) and add contemporary features while maintaining the feel of “an old house”.
Due to extensive rot, a rear “ell” had to be demolished. However, the entire renovation and updating of systems were designed to take the eventual replacement of this section into account.
Features in this home now include:
- Floors of reclaimed white oak barn boards
- Vermont slate floors in the mudroom and baths
- An oversized gourmet kitchen (with the island surface made from the floor of an antique freight train).
- A completely finished attic with pine floors, skylights, built-ins and a full bath