Victorian Farm House

This is our old house that we sold a little over three years ago. It is a 1880’s Victorian farm house. We had to restore most all of it. The front balcony was nearly falling off when we bought it. The right corner of the balcony had to be rebuilt. I didn’t get to finish the railings on the balconies, landscape, or redeck the roof and install timberline shingles on it like I was hoping.

Cedar lap siding with wide trim under the soffits. The house had to be completely scraped and I think that it never had a primer on it, because the bare wood just drank up the primer.

The second story windows actually sat on the floor and they were a little under 6′ tall.

As you can see, the back corner shed roof was redone. The shed roofs on each side use to be porches many years ago. The height of the wall there started a 6′. The old door there was cut down to fit, so I added the gable above to accommodate the new full glass door.

This is the north side of the house. The left shed roof was the laundry and the right side was the bathroom. The four windows were in the kitchen (16′ wide), it was unique to have no upper cabinets because of all these windows. Above is a little balcony for the master bedroom.

The skylight was installed in the master bath shower so you could stand up in it.

We used the side door here as the mudroom/main entry. That room was the most transformed, because I wanted it to look sharp when you came in. That door there was a ten commandment door (door with 2 glasses in the shape of the ten commandments).

The front door is inset about two feet with glass side lights and a transom above. The house also had 9′ ceilings. I’ll post more pictures of the inside later on. In the background on the right you can see our general store chicken coop. I was wanting all of my outbuildings to have the 1800’s theme.

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