This residence, originally built in 1831, sits in a pastoral setting next to the Monocacy Creek in Bethlehem. It was in considerable disrepair after sitting unoccupied for almost 3 years. Improper winterization allowed the house to freeze, seriously damaging plumbing and heating systems and many interior finishes.
Restoration included months of research and reconstruction. Water damaged wood floors were repaired and refinished. Windows, roof, plaster finishes, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems were repaired. The outside of the house was stripped of lead paint, repainted, landscaping added with a new paved driveway and bluestone walk system. Vandalized copper down-spouts and gutters were replaced, stone retaining walls were repaired along with new grading and drainage improvements.