Queen Anne with a Secret…

Queen Anne with a secret…

This house began life as a story-and-a-half Federal style cape. In the 1880’s, the cape was jacked 10′ into the air and new first story was built under it and a new roof built over it, turning it into an up-to-date Queen Anne style house. The original front door of the house now opens onto a second story porch.

There are several other houses that were expanded in the same way in the second half of the 19th century within a mile of this one.

Identifying and understanding how a house has changed over time is essential in planning for a restoration/renovation project. Alterations and expansions create structural conditions that may require special consideration in making further changes.

Chapter 2 of Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners provides guidance for identifying changes that have occurred over time and determining if they have historic significance and should be preserved. The 720-page hardcover book was released in December and has been enthusiastically embraced by old house lovers across the country.

It is available in bookstores nationwide and through online retailers (it is currently 35% off list price on Amazon! http://ow.ly/N7ba50y4PS). Signed copies are available directly from the author here at YourHistoricHouse.com.

Your local bookstore can order copies from their W.W. Norton rep.

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