New Homes in Historic Style

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Historic Reconstruction of Antique Farm Home

We call this the Walker Hill House for its new location., The main part of the house was salvaged in Eastern Connecticut and was originally built ca 1790; the little house or kitchen ell was salvaged in Northeastern Massachusetts (ca 1740); and the barn, from the Hoosick Valley of New York (ca 1840). These dates follow the typical progression of building up of a complete set of buildings for a colonial farmer and are finished inside with historically correct and dated materials. These additional antique materials were purchased from various architectural salvage dealers in New England. Boards originally used as wall partitions with beautiful antique patina were used for the same purpose. Behind its true antique detail are all the particulars of a modern home.

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A rear view of Barn, woodshed, and Kitchen Ell.
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This Joining of the Main House and Kitchen Ell is just one of the charms of this architecture.
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Interior of Front Entry doorway with solid board inner door, door to Parlor, antique hardware. (paper protecting the flooring)
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Antique pine boards with Great Patina, All three stone fireplaces were original to the Main house. Electrical outlets and switch covers were hand crafted (by me) from matching antique boards
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Antique wall boards were used throughout to construct the new, single board walls and board and batten doors. Antique hardware as well. (The floor finish here had not yet been done).
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Period correct, raised panel Parlor walls were built with correct period detail in both of the two Parlors. The flooring, hearth stone and fireplace stones were original to the Main house. The paneled wall was new built with period correct details & joinery in White Pine. (The color variation is just in the photograph).
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New Home in a Victorian Style

This New Folk-Victorian style home was designed to fit right in and built on a street of original Victorian homes of similar style. The floor plan, in part dictated by the form of the house, is very much of the Victorian period, but of course the kitchen and bathrooms are furnished with up to date appliances. Behind the Victorian style this is a fully modern home.

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This salvaged photo shows the front entry portico of the home.
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This is a view up the street showing this new Victorian with its antique neighbors beyond.
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Southern Colonial Home

This home was designed for a Southern Lady who wanted some of the Old South for her home in Massachusetts.

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Another view of the Southern Colonial Home located in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
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Looking down from the second floor of the stair hall.