Historic Preservation, Restoration & Renovation

Ongoing or Completed Projects

The house at Mahockney has undergone an enormous amount of change in its 300-some years, and the work continues. The current owners are engaging in a small series of ongoing restoration and renovation projects, some documented at the links below with before/after photographs.

2012-01-14%202012-01-14%20001%20014Basement Kitchen & Root Cellar – 2012

The south side of the high-ceilinged English basement, featuring an ancient large kitchen fireplace and original pit-sawn mortise-and-tenon rafter beams bearing carved Roman numerals, has had significant work, including the recent sensitive excavation of a “rare subfloor pit.”
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2010-10-17%20070Basement Wine Cellar – 2011 

The north side of the house’s basement, a separate high-ceilinged English basement, also features a fireplace, a small walk-in chimney closet space now housing wine bottles, and four above-ground windows.
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More here.

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Bathroom%20and%20copper%20tubFirst-floor Bath – 2010

Bathroom circa 1970’s was extensively remodeled in 2010, revealing during the process original hand-hewn timber beams within the walls; the room now features an imported hand-hammered copper tub and vanity.
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