Our Spring Timber Frame Restoration Project
The winter’s been tough on every house, particularly one that’s over two hundred years old. Snow damage was collapsing the entire west side of the building. Owner Judith Johnson, who has lived in this historical home since 1976, knew something had to be done before the entire building was compromised.
Luckily, she called our capable Houses & Barns crew and we began the task of restoring this beautiful structure to its former glory – along with a few modern updates.
Demolishing of the garage, old stable, kitchen, living room area, and the connector to the main house took place back in November. Soon a new foundation was poured, and the timber frame went up early January (in between snow storms).
Blending new construction into old homes takes skill and patience. Each piece of timber from the new frame was antiqued to match the timber in the main house.
Since the late 1700′s ten families have lived at the Staples Homestead. With skilled craftsmanship and an eye for detail, we are proud to say our work will be enjoyed for the next two hundred years. The land in which the home sits on is part of the Bakerstown Grant.