Big Equipment Required

Some restoration projects require bigger equipment than others!

This photo is from the restoration of Dark Harbor House. The 20′ tall columns on the house were severely deteriorated and had to be replaced – on an island off the coast of Maine. Fortunately the owners and the contractor were up to the challenge.

The house, originally the George Philler Cottage, was designed in the Colonial Revival style by architect Fred Savage and built in 1896. Originally a summer cottage, it was later expanded and used as an inn for several decades. Water infiltration and related foundation issues had compromised the structure and required major intervention during the restoration.

Dark Harbor House is one of the 13 featured houses shot by noted architectural photographer David Clough and presented between the how-to chapters of Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.

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