Massey House Rehabilitation

Springfield
Vermont

I bought and restored this sweet little cape style Federal period home in 1989-90.  The interior of the house had suffered the loss of its original historic fabric including its fireplace and a couple of walls.  A later stairway had been put in.  Little evidence was left of its original configuration but it was certain that it had been altered.  So, I had to use logic and my knowledge of early homes to decide what to do.  A new stairway in period style was built, new walls & doorways, with salvaged antique doors or the period. A Dining Room was created separate from a Parlor. I had great plans to expand the house into a Connected Farm configuration, but the economy crashed in New England in 90-91 and these plans never came to fruition.

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