Most people assume that their old house looks pretty much the way it did a hundred years ago. Oh yeah maybe the windows have been changed or aluminum siding put on but it is not drasticaly different.. That is not the case with our house that started life 140 years ago as a weekend cottage and grew and grew over its first 50 years.
Many of these changes were simply made, and as a result they often do not translate well to todays living and in some cases just were not built right. Such is the case with this rear addition, it sits on a foundation that was never designed for two levels and after a lot of thought it will come down and a new structure that has a proper foundation and can actually support two stories will be reconstructed in its place. This also allows us to correct some issues ( like a soil line that is field tile). We will also be albe to construct a larger kitchen and make a better connection to the new wing that will house a breakfast room and a new two story carriage house.