South Woodstock Historic Restoration

This 1811 Brick Federal actually spent the majority of its 200 year life in some form of commercial use. Unfortunately, a great deal of the homes orignal character had been altered along the way. Large aluminum sliding doors and windows, modern industrial style radiators, contruction paint grade flooring and inappropriate trims, all contributed to the diminished character of this home. On top of this, the home had structural issues that needed to be addressed and lacked adequate bedroom space and a proper kitchen.

A complete renovation brought back much of this homes charm. Electrical and heating systems were updated and a carefull choice of green building techniques greatly reduced its large appetite for heating oil. To create additional bedroom space and a master bathroom, the original dance hall was divided up, while recreating the trims and plaster work that adorned the ceiling. The Fiddlers stand was saved as a reminder of the heritage of this buidling.

By relocating a bathroom on the first floor, the 1975 addition, on the back of the house, was reconfigured into a large great room/kitchen with an office loft above. The space is now heated by radiant floor heat, allowing for the elimination of baseboard heat around the perimeter of the room- this allowed space for kitchen cabinetry and large windows overlooking the Kedron Brook and meadow beyond.

Carolyn Bates Photography

Carolyn Bates Photography

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