The Raritan Inn B&B

Photos courtesy of Raritan Inn.

Before & After ~ The Raritan Inn Bed & Breakfast in Califon, NJ.

A wonderful example of what is possible with determination and commitment. The Victorian era porch was collapsing and there were holes in the roof of this house when it was rescued in 2002.

Many would have assumed it was too far gone to save. Fortunately, the Asdal family was up to the challenge, and it stands tall and straight today. It is now operated as a five-room bed & breakfast inn, which can be an excellent way to “make the numbers work” for restoring a house.

In a perfect world, the original turned porch posts would have been retained along with the upper-level porch but in the big picture scope of saving this house, those are minor issues. Every big restoration project requires compromises, and those details could be restored at a future point.

The restored house is ready for the future, running 100% on renewable energy with on-site solar panels and geothermal heating and cooling!

“Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners” was written to help people who want to restore a house with sensitivity to its character-defining features.

Signed and personalized copies of the award-winning and bestselling 720-page hardcover book are available from the author in our shop, YourHistoricHouse.com/shop/.

Our shop also carries select preservation and restoration titles by other authors.

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