There didn't appear to be much left of this early 18th century Colonial Saltbox when Michael White Contractors embarked on its restoration. The entire structure was elevated so that a new foundation could be installed beneath it, and the sagging rear-wing addition was moved over 18 inches back toward the main house.
A fair amount of the house's post & beam framework was still intact, while the remainder of the weight-bearing structure was painstakingly restored to its original design and form. Careful attention was paid to matching the authentic techniques of the period's construction, including hand-planed mouldings and rare lathe-and-plaster walls and ceilings.
The resulting home stands as a showcase of craftsmanship and respect for these age-old techniques.
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