4 Dutch Doors

As far as we know, the Dutch door originated in the Netherlands during the 17th century and was very popular with the settlers of Dutch and English origin who colonized what is now the United States.  The door worked well to keep farm animals out of the home while keeping small children safe.  The families enjoyed additional light and fresh air when the upper half was open.

One of the major advantages of the modern Dutch door is that we […]

Surprise Below the Porch(You Have to Crack Some Eggs…#3)

You never know what you will find while renovating an old house.  As we continue to follow the progress on the renovation of an eighteenth century farm house, the point is driven home even deeper.

The contractors removed the rotting floor boards from the back porch and got a big surprise.  I too was startled when I almost steped into the 30 foot deep hand dug well while on a site visit.  We were amazed at the beauty of the […]

You Have to Crack Some Eggs…(2)

We have heard many rumors about this house. Perhaps it was on the underground railroad, or the original owners had slaves, there is a '57 Chevy buried in the back yard...