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#5584533 - 02/05/15 02:53 PM Over 150 years ago
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My great great grandfather started building a tiny home out of timber harvested from this property in Houston Co. in 1836. Luckily it was able to be kept in the family over the years, and this past December, after being vacant for 10+ years due to the untimely death of my cousin who lived there, was passed down to us by my Aunt.

My cousin was intent on saving it, and making it liveable, which he did in the late 90's, adding on several rooms, baths etc, all built around the original structure.

Being vacant for 10 years has taken it's toll on it, leaks in roof, rats, ransacked by theives etc. but the restoration has begun. Can't wait to spend the first night there with my family.



The original house started to the left of the window, was roughly 20x20 with a loft area.


View from added living area to the back of the original house.

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#5584537 - 02/05/15 02:55 PM Re: Over 150 years ago [Re: Tres]
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Very cool. I like that the original roof is still visible from inside the new addition.
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#5584545 - 02/05/15 02:58 PM Re: Over 150 years ago [Re: Tres]
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Yeah, me too, going to get some old barnwood to put up where that plywood is.
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#5584547 - 02/05/15 02:59 PM Re: Over 150 years ago [Re: Tres]
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cheers Be interested in seeing how this progresses over time. up
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#5584552 - 02/05/15 03:02 PM Re: Over 150 years ago [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
cheers Be interested in seeing how this progresses over time. up



How Cool up Love that Stone Work
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#5584558 - 02/05/15 03:04 PM Re: Over 150 years ago [Re: Tres]
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Awesome.
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#5584560 - 02/05/15 03:04 PM Re: Over 150 years ago [Re: Tres]
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Beautiful, I love old places like that.
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#5584589 - 02/05/15 03:15 PM Re: Over 150 years ago [Re: Tres]
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Very nice! Pretty cool to have heritage like that.

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#5584594 - 02/05/15 03:17 PM Re: Over 150 years ago [Re: Cast]
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Thanks, will update as we make progress.
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#5584599 - 02/05/15 03:18 PM Re: Over 150 years ago [Re: Tres]
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good luck with the renovation!

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#5584628 - 02/05/15 03:30 PM Re: Over 150 years ago [Re: Tres]
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Thats awesome!
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#5584630 - 02/05/15 03:32 PM Re: Over 150 years ago [Re: Tres]
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awesome! up
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#5584650 - 02/05/15 03:42 PM Re: Over 150 years ago [Re: Tres]
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#5584745 - 02/05/15 04:17 PM Re: Over 150 years ago [Re: Tres]
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That's Cool!!

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#5584795 - 02/05/15 04:34 PM Re: Over 150 years ago [Re: SniperRAB]
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Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
cheers Be interested in seeing how this progresses over time. up



How Cool up Love that Stone Work


X2 Keep the pics and story updae coming. up
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