The original section of our stone farmhouse, built in the mid-1700s, consisted of single rooms on two floors, connected by a piecrust staircase. It’s likely that the original family’s animals were kept on the ground floor until they were able to build the barn. That part of the house remains original but for the floor. We actually found the draft doors from the walk-in fireplace in the basement a few years after we moved in.
An addition was built in the mid-1800s, when the area was beginning to be more heavily settled and many other stone houses were going up at major crossroads. In the 1920s, an Art Deco-styled section was added, followed soon thereafter by a large porch across the front. The first floor had been renovated when we bought the property. We added new countertops in the kitchen to aid in breakfast preparation, and had the stone fireplace in the sitting room repointed and converted to gas.
We had no idea what was ahead of us when we remodeled the second floor into the guest rooms. To accommodate the private bathrooms while complying with building codes, we ended up having to build an addition that would also allow a corridor to the Porch Room. These projects took about a year to complete, but we believe it was worth every bit of effort we put into it.
When you stay with us, we think you’ll agree.