A view of the left side of the Blakeney House in early September, before restoration began in earnest.
A view of the left side of the house. This photo was taken in mid-September.
A view of the same side, fron the opposite angle.
After the porch was built, wooden posts held up the roof while work continued. The columns would begin to replace the posts in mid-October.
In late October, new columns supported the roof over the porch. The roof itself, though, was still in need of repair.
By January, the porch on the left side and its roof were largely complete. New siding and other improvements are indicated here and throughout the structure.
A view of the right side of the Blakeney House in early September, before restoration began in earnest.
In November, the new porch had taken shape on the right side of the house.
The new door and stairs on the left side of the house are seen in this February photo.
This is the same doorway, seen from the inside.
The right side of the house looks so much better in this March photograph. The new paint makes a world of difference. The cinder blocks that were added to the foundation to meet building codes are painted black to minimize their appearance.Note how the original brick piers of the foundation seem to be free-standing once again. Just one of the many details of sensitively restoring a historic home...
The left side of the house, shown in this March photograph, also sports a new coat of paint. Later, painters will apply the final off-white paint and complementing trim.