multiscope wrote:Hi steve
Ive been working on the victorian for 2 yeaars now. Do not live there but with a partner we are restoring it for a B&B Its 7 bedrooms stone with the original woodwork and moulded ceilings in excellent condition. It was deserted for 6 years, so its quite a task. It was designed by famed NY archetict Stanford White and built in 1903. Ill send pics next week
Looking forward to that Scope! Stanford White is the real deal and the house sounds interesting. Mine predates that era by a bit and was built by shipwrights. It's a mishmass of styles but started out an English gabled farmhouse. It was owned by several Schooner Captains and their families during the 1800s. Turn of the 20th century, a Boston Doctor (one of the first nutrisionists) bought it and had formal gardens and buildings added on to it. It's still quite original though with pine floor planks as they came off the tree. Some 12" or more wide and some as small as 6". All horsehair, paster and lath walls too. The old girl has stood up too allot for a wood frame and still quite sound. Most of the roof lines had cedar guttering built into the edges and soffits and they would catch water than fed to a cistern in the basement. This was probably the most challenging (and damaging) thing on the house to "fix". But......I digress.