Melting Ice = Leaking Roof

For this post I thought it’d be interesting to provide new photos of the attic space built on top of the old attic. An area that completely puzzles me as to why and how it was constructed this way. In March water was dripping in to the house from melting snow and ice on the…

Exterior – Before and After Photos

Major projects for 2017 included upgrading the exterior siding and roofing on the extended part of the house. As mentioned in previous blog posts, the extension to the main house is actually 2 separate additions. The first one was added in the early 1800’s to extend the inn (story for future blog). This one was…

North Wall Reconstruction

  Reconstruction of the North Wall of the house is finished. This is the wall at the back of the house which had been shaded by a large maple tree for several years and therefore had a lot of rotted siding and trim. The 3 small existing windows had cracked glass and did not work properly. All this…

Taking Down the Old Shed

This past weekend we began tearing down the old shed, starting with the siding, doors and windows. As mentioned in an earlier post, we are taking it down to make way for future deck, lawn or some combination there-of. We really want to capture the views to the fields and trees beyond the house and…

New Instagram Account Created

The blog now has an Instagram account where I’ll be posting additional and/or new photographs of the ongoing renovation project and our adventures in rural Vermont. You can find the account under the user name: vtfarmhouseproject. Please follow us on Instagram if you like the blog and want to see more photos that I don’t post on the here. The more…

A Roof Within a Roof

As mentioned in previous posts our farmhouse continues to reveal its history and uniqueness as we renovate and restore. The house is 230 years old and many hands have altered and enhanced it over its life. The house is comprised of 3 sections: original federal colonial built in 1786 (where majority of rooms are in);…

Old Shed’s Fate Decided

Plenty of character but too costly to save After nearly 3 years of living in and renovating our farmhouse we’ve finally agreed on the fate of the old shed that sits at the side of the house. Although it has such great potential to be a really unique space and has tons of character, we’ve…