The Springhouse Project

The Springhouse Renovation #8: A Flurry of Activity and An Announcement

The Springhouse is an absolute flurry of activity right now with roofers, electricians, and HVAC installers! Additionally, other general construction continues and plumbing is going in. Lighting and Electrical Plans Although I am mostly staying out of the way, I did meet with the electrician to go over some of my specific lighting ideas. Throughout […]

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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 had been constructed over the years. There was a four-foot difference in floor height between the log portion of the house and the other part that

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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 for it, but now it was ours so onward we go! The Challenge of Uncertainty Not having a clear destination has made choosing a path challenging. Would one of

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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 and tribulations of this extensive project from its conception to its completion! Let’s start with a little background. A few years ago, my husband, Steve, and I

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