This small Connecticut home started as a humble turn of the 19th century dwelling in a riverside mill town. It was originally built in the craftsman’s vernacular architecture of the day, which is to say chestnut timberframe atop a stacked stone foundation. Then hemlock planking clad the floors and roof.
Centuries of layers of additional material made for a laborious renovation, but through meticulous deconstruction we were able to turn the place inside out, so to speak.
Modern structural framing techniques reinforced the original timberframe, and many of the old beams and cladding were used for finished surfaces and furnishings.