|Old photo of the house|
|What the house looked like when we purchased it and then right after the renovations|
|Back side of the house|
|Another shot of the parlor - the photo is of the original residents, Bill's great, great grandparents|
We had an engineering company tell us the foundation was solid, then we had the front balcony and porch rebuilt before further damage was done. Next, we replaced the windows, then we painted the exterior. Then it was time to do the interior, which included replacing all the horsehair plaster, rewiring, and adding the kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room.
As you can see, we tried to stick with the spirit of the Victorian era when it came to decorating and furnishing. A few pieces are original to the house. During the years when the house set unoccupied, vandals broke in and stole furniture. Fortunately, the old sofa was so hideous (I think things were living in it) and heavy, that it remained in the house. A few years ago, I took it to an upholsterer and I almost don't recognize it today.
I'm excited about our new venture (and adventure). We'll be meeting new people and have the opportunity to share our farm and our values. It's yet another unexpected chapter in our lives. Anyone interested in the farm stay can go to our farm website (www.whiteflintfarm.com) for details.