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.
Basement 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.”
Basement 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.
First-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.