2-D Front Elevation
A discovery made during the renovations revealed that the current front porch configuration on the home was not original. Plans were soon underway on a new front porch design taking into consideration the clues that were left behind. The new porch will be extended to wrap around the corner of the house to tie into the smaller side porch area as it was originally built. A new standing seam metal roof will cover the roof while modest gingerbread trim and décor will be added to the porch to give it back it’s Folk Victorian appearance. Other future renovations are also included in the final elevation design showing new double hung windows to replace the vinyl windows, new operable shutters, a new cedar roof over the main structure and the original clapboard to be exposed.
Built in 1883 by a local Sea Captain named Smith Stiles and his family, this quaint and unassuming farmhouse sits on a large parcel of open farm land in the small town of South Dennis, once populated with livestock and horses. Through the decades that have passed, many additions have been built doubling the square footage of the home. Along with those additions came renovations and updates to the interior of the house resulting in the removal of all the original character of the house including trim, windows and doors. Knotty pine panels took the place of plaster walls, vinyl windows replaced the original wood double hungs and hollow core doors filled the doorways where solid wood four-panel doors once hung. Luckily, there were a few remaining doors and the front entry door stowed away in the attic. Now the headquarter’s of Fine Architecture, this home is being returned to it’s original grandeur room by room, detail after detail. Follow along as the renovations continue and take a peak at the work that has been completed to date.