By looking at it, you wouldn't know that this home was built in 1709. Or that it was on the "most endangered" list of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation. But this newly restored home is a model and showcase of what can be done when sustainability intersects with preservation (or, to be more precise, restoration). Located on nearly an acre lot in Connecticut, the Stone/Shelley House was completed recently by Gulick and Spradlin.
According to a press release, Gulick and Spradlin "re-used old floor boards and salvaged timbers, purchased clapboards made from locally grown White Easter pine, and utilized a recycled product made from old tires and soda bottles for roofing shingles."
Gulick and Spradlin also added more insulation and installed efficient HVAC equipment, while still keeping Colonial-era look and feel.
The Stone/Shelley House is currently listed for sale at $927,000 and includes four bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms in about 3,000 square feet of space. It's located at 248 Boston Post Road in Madison, Connecticut, if you're in the market.
Photo credits: Gulick & Spradlin.