Sunday, February 24, 2013

First Photos

The house is bigger than it looks from the front. All together, it is about 4000 square feet

From left to right, 2 car garage, main house with 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths, then the "shop" (now rental unit) with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.

Probably the rental unit is older than the main house, since much of the original main house burned in the 1830s. The rental unit was the carpentry and joinery shop of Hiram Waters. He apparently used it to display some of his talents since the architectural details are much fancier than those on his house.

Below is a closer look at the details of the shop. You can't see it through the storm door, but the old door is split in half. A "Dutch door" some call it, with beautiful early 19th century hardware.

A New Love

It started with an online search site. I know. I have done my share of making fun of all the dating and matchmaking sites. But this was different. As soon as Tracy found the photos, I started to get interested.

I googled and searched for more information then spent hours looking at pictures and dreaming. It was a crazy, heady feeling. And even crazier, Pat felt it, too. Both of us, falling for a house we'd never seen in a town we barely knew.

But that was the beginning of our new adventure with the Hiram Waters House in Bennington, Vermont.

Check out the House Journal tab above for more pictures and information about our new venture.