Thursday, April 14, 2016

Construction Projects Nearby

This lovely barn/garage/loft/shed is somewhat new construction built on an old stone foundation.

A recent house fire destroyed a beautiful 18th century home and it is being torn down. Owners who weren't home at the time will rebuild. A neighbor told me flames were shooting up from the basement. I'm wondering if it was started by a dryer fire? 

New construction replacing an 18th century house in horrible condition that could not be saved.

All three of these photos are on the same street with only a few homes in between. Photographed from my car yesterday on my way home from a haircut.


Linda Sand said...

Nice to see them tastefully rebuilding. I hope the third one is done as well.

tammy j said...

things are HOPPIN' in your neighborhood!

The Queen Vee said...

The new house construction is very beautiful, love the windows and clapboard siding. It looks to me like they are building a lovely redo and trying to honor the past. It must have been heart wrenching for them to lose their home and possessions to a fire.

Gail, northern California said...

Some can be saved, others can't but how lucky for you and the entire neighborhood that those that can't are being replicated.

I always cringe when someone buys an old house and remodels the interior in a sleek modern style. Worse yet, in California they'll buy a tiny cottage in a well-established neighborhood, tear it down and build an awful McMansion that towers over all the other houses.

Grumble, grumble, grumble. ;-)

Linda Sand said...

Gail, that's happening a couple blocks from us in Minnesota. A wonderful rambler that fit the neighborhood well is gone and the new multi-story house almost fills the lot with no place for kids to play. Such a shame.