Historic Saltbox Colonial Saved From Destruction

The David Dudley Field House "Before"
This circa 1722 Saltbox Colonial, a historic Madison, Connecticut landmark was almost destroyed in 2003 when a developer offered the local fire department $10,000 to burn it down. As it turned out, the fire chief was a historic home enthusiast himself and declined the offer. Still, the house was falling down, all on it's own. Despite being on the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation's list of endangered houses, it's future looked bleak. Thankfully, rescue came in the form of New York museum director, John Herzog and Madison contractor Peter Gulick, who together with business partner John Spradlin make it their mission to restore Old Houses.
The Field House "After"
Is this what they call a "fixer-upper"?
Magically restored.
David Dudley Field, a local clergyman and Yale graduate would have been pleased.
The house in earlier days.
Contractor Peter Gulick (on the right) of Gulick & Spradlin Renovation Contractors in Madison, Connecticut was the just the man for the job. With years of experience in Antique Home restoration, he and his crew worked painstakenly to bring the Historic Property into the 21st century, retaining it's original character while providing modern amenities. Every detail of the restoration was meticulously planned:
These photos say it all. This project was a huge undertaking.

Bedroom "before"
And "after"
And if you're in the market for a new home, it's your lucky day! This gorgeous, historic home is presently for sale. Enter through the door below and see the final renovation in all it's glory!
The beautiful photos are courtesy of Photographer Rebekah Butler.
The story was so kindly brought to my attention by Shane Walden, who personally worked on this project and brought this incredible home back to life. Many thanks!

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