First time i saw this thread!
Took me a bit to read thru it but just finished and thought i would add some photos of my home.
Purchased in 2011 as our first home. Colonial
We had to start with electric of course and we had a new box and almost all new wire ran. Left all walls intact for the most part.
Luckily we were able to get the first floor from the basement and the second floor from the attic.
We purchased from a family that passed away and the sons were selling the estate. They are insurance underwriters (so $$$)
The father was living here since he was 3 yrs old and before that was told they purchased from original family.
Story is told that originally was built in 1830s
It would have been what is now the foyer, LR and my office on first floor with upstairs now bath and two bedrooms.
The foyer today I may imagine would have been the whole kitchen back then.
Then additions were added on many times with one being the DR which may have been a back porch at one time.
Then more BR and more!
in 1955 was the last addition and last remodel, where they added on a 600sf brick floored family room with the fireplace.
A barn was torn down and they used the posts and beams from it.
Master Bed and Bath above on second floor
Front staircase in foyer, back staircase off kitchen and also hidden staircase.
The owner was obviously german and in '55 they did all the work to make it very nice. hardwood floors with inserts real
wood paneling throughout almost all rooms. Cubbie holes and hidden stuff everywhere.
I slapped in a temp kitchen just to get us thru. I still have to this day do some plumbing and redo the both baths.
I posted pics of chimney before but also thought I would add em again. Still have not fixed it up yet.
I also want to finish the attic (third floor) at some point and total sf would be in 5000 range....translates to about 10 tons a yr.
I will have to get more pics of some interior work and bedrooms soon
Also have to get some pics of paint after white trim was done