The Heritage Houses are a collection of ten homes on Strawbery Banke’s property being restored to their original period condition to be leased as residential and office space. The initiative is meant “to generate an income stream that will maintain the buildings and contribute to the long term sustainability of Strawbery Banke.” I would be interested in learning more how the incorporation of modern conveniences are being addressed while still maintaining the homes historic integrity. Photos from inside the The Wheelwright House can been seen here.
The homes are breathtaking and very similar in structure to my house. We’re in the process of fixing some rotten window sills, corner boards and clapboards and the Heritage Houses offered beautiful inspiration. Above and below snapshots from our morning.
So who’s moving to Portsmouth to have the chance to rent one of these homes? I want to live in The Wheelwright House!
The Wheelwright House is part of the Heritage home collection and can be rented. “Sea captain John Wheelwright came home from the American Revolution to build a house that is a typical reflection of middle class family life in the late 1700s”.
The Cotton Tenant House a modest house constructed by Leonard Cotton in 1835; specifically as apartments. The renovation will be completed in spring 2012 and available for rental.
A close-up of the berries. I think it’s Beautyberry?