A blog to document and share the restoration of a beautiful, old sea captains house in Monmouth, Maine. My husband and I bought this house, our dream house in August of 2011. The house is filled with history and needs to be brought back to life. We look forward to sharing not only the restoration process, but the history of this incredible home!
Summer is finally upon us and we have taken advantage of the beautiful weather we have been having to work a little bit around the grounds of the home. We have been working on the new gardens at the front of the house as well as the gardens surrounding the property. An old shed had to be removed for insurance purposes but has now been transformed into a wonderful sitting area and garden. Sitting high up on the hill we get beautiful breezes that gracefully blow through the open windows and the smell from the pinks, roses and many other flowers float through the house. We continue to do work inside the home as well. The main hallway on the first level has been repainted and the plaster has been restored where needed. The large front door has a mix of old slide locks and new deadbolts. We are currently replacing the newer hardware with original hardware. We were lucky to find old, original hardware that had been salvaged from another antique home that will match what was once on the door many moons ago. We are also working on replacing doorknobs within the house with thumb latches. It is a slow process, but a rewarding one to return the house back to its roots. The summer will hold many gatherings with family along with a lot more work inside and out at our wonderful, old home. I will continue to post pictures and the progress we are making. Enjoy the summer!