Project Info

1790 Cape Restoration

This late 18th Century home was built on the site where most of its materials were harvested. Hewn log rafters and beams, water power sawn lumber was found throughout the house. This early Vermont home has had the original gravity fed water supply in use since it was built. Great water, from a natural spring on the hillside above and behind the house, which originally ran through a wooden pipe into the kitchen water barrel in a constant flow. The overflow drained out. This spring still flows constantly and the unused water runs down hill into the stream below. Now, of course a water tank is used and normal plumbing supplies the water to the kitchen and bathroom. This original water source still in use points up the antique feeling of this special little house. Some previous owner had removed some of the interior walls and the original fireplaces. A modern furnace was installed in the cellar. We restored the interior and the exterior. The structure was undamaged and remains as originally built. The interior again has the antique ambiance it deserves. To learn more of our antique home restoration work visit Click on Gallery and on Traditional Homes.

Click images below to make larger.
View of the restored Cape style farmhouse.
Autumn colors enhance the soft cream color of the house.
Before restoration the interior had lost its original character.
After restoration the interior again has its antique charm.

Boston & Beyond Building & Renovation DirectoryBoston & Beyond Building & Renovation Directory

Corbett Research Group      189 Bridge St      Northampton, MA 01060      Email:

Copyright © Corbett Research Group

Sponsored by The Guild of Building Artisans

Register to add your company to this listing.