The.Parsonage (@parsonage15) [similar]

15 W Main St, Milford c.1860...how a graphic designer + a carpenter took on a historic reno, hoping to create a gem 💎 @jkranzcarpentry @social.alchemy

The.Parsonage (@parsonage15)

This might give a little better feel for the ‘found’ fireplace and a good portion of the kitchen space. It’s hard to imagine all this put back together eventually.... (sigh)... all part of the process— but I’m pretty confident in this husband of mine and the vision/dream he has— we both have—- for this place. #ithastogetworsebeforeitgetsbetter @jkranzcarpentry 🏚️🔨
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#homerenovation #historicrenovation #historicpreservation #milford #milfordct #downtownmilford #connecticut #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces #fireplace #historichome #carpentry #lovewhereyoulive #homeiswheretheheartis #makeahouseahome #duckpond #citycenter

The.Parsonage (@parsonage15)

A BIG Thank You to our ‘small city with a big heart’💙 —- you all made that ring true yesterday when I posted on Michael Clark’s FB group page ‘Milford CT, Then and Now’ asking for any info people may have on our ‘new’ home. We hadn’t been able to find more than 2 photos of the home, even though it is downtown and dates back to 1859. The amount of people posting comments and trying to help was so kind, really humbling, and tremendously helpful. Without that page (thanks Michael!), we wouldn’t have this booklet from the 1989 Garden Club house tour in our hands ( thanks Penny for dropping it off!) which gave us the name of the builder (had been really causing @jkranzcarpentry some anguish) along with all the other info that various citizens were offering us. thanks also to the Sopers- @dopeykat76 has sent us some wonderful photos of their time living there. We’ll continue to piece together the mystery of this centrally located home, with little to no visual past... 🙃- but really wanted to thank everyone for their efforts. It’s not lost on us!!! So happy to be among all of you! 💕.
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#milfordct #milford #connecticut #downtownmilford #citycenter #duckpond #theparsonage #firstchurch #1859 #welovethisplace #remodel #renovation #historicrenovation #historicpreservation #carpentry @jkranzcarpentry #historichome #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces @milfordctcityhall @mayorbenblake @downtownmilfordconnecticut

The.Parsonage (@parsonage15)

Holy SMOKEs(!)... literally. 😊 @jkranzcarpentry found these items during the demo...seems fitting that the smokes found in an old church Parsonage would be called ‘Fatima’ 😉— also we think the half bottle of some type of ‘scalp lotion’ was for lice.. the other 2 were magnets tucked away on the side of the fridge.
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#downtown #milford #connecticut #demoday #restoration #renovation #remodel #historicpreservation #historicdistrict #historicregister #duckpond #downtownmilford #theparsonage #uncovered #discovery #supersleuth .

The.Parsonage (@parsonage15)

What. Have. We. Done?(!!) ...john just sent me this current state of affairs in our ‘new’ living room. No, friends, there was not an earthquake in Milford today. #demodaygotcarriedaway. 🙃🏚️🤨😵
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#demoday #milford #connecticut #downtown #citycenter #theparsonage #historicpreservation #historicarchitecture #historichomes #lovewhereyoulive #downtownmilfordct #carriedaway #wonderwhattheduckswillthink🦆

The.Parsonage (@parsonage15)

From what we’ve heard, this is a rare sighting these days, yet used to happen all the time ——-ice skaters on the duck pond! 🦆❄️🧣⛸️ (📸taken from the living room window)
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#duckpond #milford #connecticut #downtown @downtownmilfordconnecticut #theparsonage #newengland #citycenter #iceskating #babyitscoldoutside #winter @milfordctcityhall @mayorbenblake #tripleaxle

The.Parsonage (@parsonage15)

Merry Christmas....💕🎄

The.Parsonage (@parsonage15)

The back of the house has now been updated with a little window-refresher. Took out an odd small window on the 2nd floor, and gave the bump out on the first floor a more historically accurate look with the double hung windows vs. the casements. We’ve learned that this used to be a back porch that had extended the full length of the house. At some point, they shortened it and enclosed it. Swipe to see the ‘before’ and ‘during’ of this part of the project. .
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#theparsonage #backporch #milfordct #connecticut #newengland #charm #historicallyaccurate #historicregister #downtown #renovation #homerenovation #looksgoodontheoutside

The.Parsonage (@parsonage15)

Getting ready for our family Christmas party.......with vegetable crudités inspired by @hamptonsaristocrat . They always create the most beautiful platter displays! #wishwelivedcloser 🥦🥕🎄
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#holidays #christmasparty #crudite #veggieplatter #entertaining #illeatthisallnight

The.Parsonage (@parsonage15)

Recap on last week’s progress... in the attic (aka the future home of @social.alchemy ), the non-functional chimney of the two was taken down to the floor to allow more living/workspace. 3 skylights were also installed to bring more light to the design studio space ☀️.
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#downtownmilford #milfordct #renovation #historicpreservation #historicalbuilding #historichomes #atticroom #studio #designstudio #office #officespace #byebyechimney

The.Parsonage (@parsonage15)

Found at the Milford Library::: 131 years ago TODAY, across the street from The Parsonage, The Plymouth Church was flooded with the beautiful sounds of the organ and violin. 🎼🎻🎫🗣️.
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#music #recital #history #respectthepast #embracethefuture #historicbuildings #downtowncharm #milfordct #connecticut #theparsonage #downtownmilford #lovewhereyoulive @jkranzcarpentry

The.Parsonage (@parsonage15)

The painters have been working hard scraping and painting the original shutters— this is from a couple weeks back (pre-snow) just after they installed the front ones—— and the duck pond-side of the house were installed yesterday! Haven’t been able to get a shot of that yet. Almost there— 👨🎨🏠. .
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#downtownmilford #milfordct #theparsonage #connecticut #historichome #downtown #antique #shutters #loveyourhome #renovation #putyourheartintoit @jkranzcarpentry #whatadifferencesomepaintmakes

The.Parsonage (@parsonage15)

An unexpected find this weekend—- under the carpeting in one of the bedrooms- this hidden kitten has been keeping warm. After a couple head scratches, we realize this is probably a portion of the remains of something they did in the 90’s called ‘The Divine Showcase’.... I believe it was during a time between pastors, and while the house was vacant, a group of designers took over the house and each decorated a room. It was then open to the public for people to tour—- and the entry fee was to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. —-not quite our style, but good vibes definitely stemming from it all! .
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#hiddenkitten #divineshowcase #milfordct #downtownmilford #connecticut #duckpond @habitatforhumanity #parsonage #uncoveringhistory #historicalbuilding #historichomes #renovation @jkranzcarpentry

The.Parsonage (@parsonage15)

We just had to dress her up for Christmas! She may just be a pretty shell at this point —- a lot of work to come on the inside—- but she cleans up pretty nice 🎄👌🏼... did you see the ‘mascara’ we put on the 2nd floor window trim? Will come together w/ the shutters 😉
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#downtownmilford #milfordct #holidaydecor #foragedgreens #planters #whitehouse #blackdoor #christmasdecorations #garland #juniper #parsonage #foraged
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