The original house was made of several post and beam structures cobbled together earlier in the 20th century by local theatre set designer. The existing building while unsafe had great potential and character. To realize the architect's design we had to lift the center "box" of the house off its crawlspace foundation about 6' and then move it forward on the property about 20' including its three masonry chimneys.
Once the center box was on its new full basement foundation we went about building the wings on either side of the house. The finished home has a Bulthaup-style kitchen, an oval master bathroom and rear stairwell and mud entrance made entirely of antique fir millwork.