Altogether, the property is about 4-1/2 acres–half of which is in cultivated spaces with collections of trees, shrubs, perennial borders, shaded native-plant beds and a collector’s garden in the single sunnier spot behind the house. The original dwelling was probably a mill store built in the middle of the 19th century.
But a few years ago, and after the worst floods on this land, the house was in need of repair. Experts gave their advice, and the consensus was that the building could not be saved (they were amazed that it was still standing. So, we tore the house down to the foundation, designed and built a new one. You’ll see plenty of garden photos and pictures of the new house, as well.
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