Over the course of the massive 2 year restoration project, the goal for each room was very simple: Take the room back to its oldest, most aesthetic, functional “layer”. For each room that meant something different. As a result, you can feel the different time periods through which the house has stood and been modified, as you pass through its halls of our bed and breakfast. All of the shiplap siding in the original 3 over 3 is original to the house. Uncovered from many layers of sheetrock, wallpaper, plastic coverings, drop down ceilings and linoleum. Square peg nails, heart pine floors, original mantles and fireplaces, wood ceilings and walls abound from room to room.
Most of the work done here was in the form of demolition and then careful restoration or reproduction as needed. Only when absolutely necessary did we substitute the materials that were not original, in the form of door frames or baseboards. Several of the rooms had been heavily damaged by weather and neglect. Many of the materials were recycled from one part of the house to another. For example, the original fluted columns are now the wainscoting in the screened in porch and in the downstairs bathroom. The brick walls in the kitchen are bricks that were part of the original foundation that were replaced with more structurally sound concrete pilings. Be sure and browse our Facebook page for a complete visual history of the project.
The Result… A Beautiful, Historic Bed & Breakfast Destination with Cozy Common Areas, five Inviting Bedrooms, and two Lovely Bathrooms – now ready for you to immerse yourself in history and comfort.