Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Historic Renovation


We are so smitten with New England. This house is a big part of all the 
East Coast colonialism, who came to America, first kind of stuff. 
This is an 18th century cape renovation. As much of the integrity of the house
 was left intact as  possible. The good bones of the house were left and the 
beams were exposed by opening the plaster in the ceiling. The original floors 
in the house were hand scraped and waxed and not sanded by machine.
 This house is a serious example of a beautiful historic renovation.











*Images Compliments of: Connecticut Cottages and Garden, photographed by Keith Morton

9 comments:

Ashley said...

Like you ladies, I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for the New England aesthetic. This home is so lovely!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

I dream of visiting New England one day... so beautiful!

Elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Absolutely stunning. I Love the simplicity and charm of New England homes.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

The soft colors are gorgeous. They did a wonderful job renovating this home. I want those floors!

5th and State said...

i too love the aesthetic of everything new england, well old new england that is. this home is a stunning example of what is so beautiful. fabulous renovation!
debra

Teenage Bride said...

this is so refreshingly beautiful!

Kathysue said...

Love the simplicity of this wonderful home. I had pinned the sitting area in front of the fireplace a couple of days ago. It is so nice to see the rest of this home. thanks for posting this! Kathysue

Val said...

Gorgeous!

Quality Timber said...

While not every home owner has the time, energy, or desire to renovate an old house, some people get great joy out of renewing a priceless piece of history. Home renovation is in itself a challenge, and this challenge is certainly greater when you're working on an old house.

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