samhill wrote:brckwit, is it an optical illussion or are the first two first floor windows on the side view of your house lean toward one another?
No illusion, they do lean. This has been discussed before in other threads but ...
basically many years before sunbury had a river wall the flood water reached the property and caused that side of the house to sink a little bit. Where the windows slant in is directly where the chimney runs through the wall. The base of the chimney is made up of huge rocks at least6 feet wide and i would estimate the chimney itself is about 35 ft tall and probably 3 ft wide at least. so there is a lot of weight at that one point of the house that caused the settling.
A structural engineer inspected the house about a year ago and said the house hasn't settled in a long time and he doesn't foresee any farther settling