This stunning example of Federal architecture is the Aaron Bissell house, built in 1813. Located on Old Main Street in South Windsor, CT, which was once considered part of East Windsor, it has been added on to over the years. Only two of the homes seven chimneys are visible in this shot! Mr. Bissell was a prominent resident in town, running Bissell's Tavern nearby, as well as a store and post office, and serving in local government (is it just me or did people seem to have 3 or 4 jobs back then?) He built this home after building a nearly identical one next door for his daughter Sophia and her husband. Bissell's Tavern was on the route from Hartford, CT to Springfield, MA and was an important meeting place during the Revolutionary War. I have been fortunate enough to see the interior of this home and it is quite something! #southwindsor
Throwback to putting up this 28 foot microlam beam from @kuikenbrothers. A previous owner took down a load bearing wall on the ground floor of this house, without putting in new supports. So, with no support, the house was slowly collapsing in on itself...a very dangerous situation. Luckily, we were able to save the house by jacking it up, sistering the existing floor joists and putting in a 28 foot microlam beam with steel support posts bolted down to concrete.
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Having a fixer upper farmhouse is no joke, friends. The longer we live here, the more quirks we find, the more odd noises we hear, and the more leaks, wiring, and poorly done jobs we have to fix. I always knew this place had potential, but I'll be honest. When we first moved in, all I could see about our house was the wrong and the ugly. It didn't feel like home at all. BUT now it does. It has taken hours and hours of work, love, coaxing, and smoothing down the rough edges, (and we're not even done yet!) but now this place is HOME. And It fits like the best pair of old blue jeans. #cottonstemheartsoldhomes
INTERIOR THURSDAYS pocket door envy Great capture from@1885chicago ・・・
Peek!!! During our home inspection, our inspector (who had a flair for the dramatic) said, "These pocket doors!....Almost makes me forgive them for what they did to that third floor bathroom." Let's just say, the bathroom reminds me of Miami Vice. I much prefer these doors as well!!What's cool about old interiors? Amazing details, old growth wood, and craftsmanship that would cost a pretty penny now to re-create! Help spread the word about preserving these treasures! Tag your amazing old interiors to #oldhouselove & #interiorthursdays for a feature!