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The Springhouse Renovation #6: The House Is Taking Shape
The majority of the framing is complete and we can really start to see our vision for The Springhouse taking shape! The dormered second story of the old side of the house is still underway,...
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The Springhouse Renovation #5: New Construction Begins!
The construction of the new addition to The Springhouse is well underway. You may remember from the first Springhouse Blog post that the house was about 3200 square feet when we bought...
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The Springhouse Renovation #4: Rebuilding begins, Plus a few floor plan changes
After so much demolition, it is finally time for restoration and rebuilding to begin. Before demolition, The Springhouse was about 3100 square feet with a compilation of additions that...
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The Springhouse Renovation #3: Demolition Begins
After 3 years filled with doubts, distractions, and discouragement, work has finally begun on The Springhouse! How gratifying and reassuring it has been to see dumpsters being delivered...
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The Springhouse Renovation #2: Working with an Architect and Choosing A General Contractor
After carefully considering the pros and cons of purchasing The Springhouse, we uncharacteristically ignored logic and bought the property! Frankly, we were uncertain about our plans...
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The Springhouse Renovation #1: An Introduction to the Project
Welcome along on this journey of historic preservation, renovation and reconstruction of The Springhouse, a 1775 log home in Pennsylvania. This blog will take you through the triumphs...

About me

Welcome to my blog! My name is Nancy and I am so glad you are here! 

In this blog you will be joining me on the journey of renovating a historic home from conception to completion. I will share the process of undertaking an extensive home renovation, along with insights into the innumerable challenges and design decisions along the way.