My Favorite Before & After

My favorite Before & After ~ Hench House, a great example of what is possible.

Jim and Jean Leaman rescued the 1887 Hench House in York, PA from pending demolition and restored it a decade ago. It is an excellent example of what is possible even for a house most people would consider “too far gone.”

Every house can’t be saved and some truly are too far gone to be saved, but many houses are destroyed every year that could have been saved. Knowing it is possible is often the first critical step toward accomplishing something good.

The restoration of the Hench House by a retired couple who are not wealthy and did much of the work themselves should be an example to others, and that is the reason I used it on the cover of Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.

Now known as The Lady Linden and operated as a bed and breakfast, Hench House is one of 13 featured houses photographed by noted architectural photographer David Clough and presented between the how-to chapters of the book. These houses range from Maine to New Mexico and from c. 1760 to 1957.

The 720-page award-winning and best-selling hardcover book is available in bookstores and from online retailers.

Signed and personalized copies are available directly from the author in the shop on this page, click here: https://yourhistorichouse.com/shop/.

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

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