All in Renovation

Pickering House Renovation on NH Preservation Alliance Walking Tour

In 2015, Pickering House was on the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance’s “Seven to Save” list of endangered historic properties. Fast forward two years and the property was one of the stops on the organization’s walking tour of historic landmarks in Wolfeboro. The walking tour was part of this year’s Seven to Save presentation, which took place on October 27 at Wolfeboro’s Town Hall.

What’s Happening: Windows

There are scores of windows at Pickering House, some of historical value and some not so much. Over the past few months, we’ve been working with Alison Hardy of Window Woman of New England, an Amesbury, MA company dedicated to window restoration, rather than replacement.

Alison did a thorough assessment and determined that the windows on the first floor of the main part of the house, which is also the oldest part of the house, are original and worth restoring.

Fear Not: The Trees and Porch Will Return

Sometimes the only option is to replace, rather than save. One of the hardest decisions we have made in the Pickering House renovation was to take down the maple trees in the front of the property. The trees will be taken down any day now, but we are happy to say that they will be replaced toward the end of the renovation – and we’re not talking about those tiny maples that you can buy at nurseries. We are actually transplanting mature maples for instant shade and beauty.