on the way home


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on the way home
November afternoon.

Buxton, Hollis and Limington


Posted: March 24th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: history | Tags: , , , | No Comments »


I want this book! I just stumbled upon lots of great photos from the book on Google Books.

old photos

Saco River. this view is now underwater due to damming of the river.

old photos

old photos of Hollis and Limington


more house news


Posted: October 25th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: excitement, financing | Tags: , , , | No Comments »


OK, we’re totally obsessed with this house and absolutely overflowing with excitement and anxiety to find out whether the whole deal is going to go through! Today we got some positive news, our offer has formally been accepted by the bank, on paper. Looks like it’s a go!!!!! Thursday is supposed to be our official closing date. So, we’ll be able to really say it’s our house by the end of the week, hopefully! My mom went in to the town office and did a bit of research, and learned that this property & house were last assessed in 2003, at that time they were valued at around 400% the price we’re going to pay! WOW. Perhaps that was before the barn collapsed and before the ell roof fell apart.

house in limington

Meanwhile, we’ve been doing lots of research about the place. Because the house has a historic plaque on the porch, Mike started researching the history and has been corresponding with the Limington Historical Society, he’s found some colorful stories about the history of the town but hasn’t found anything specific about our house yet.

historical plaque - the house in Limington

historical plaque on the porch

We read all about the Francis Small nature preserve, hiking on Sawyer Mountain, and swimming at Pequawket Beach on Horne Pond, just down the road from our house! (Of course there’s also the Limington Rips, where I remember splashing around as a kid.)

Anyway, I’ve got some more pictures of the place! Here is the exterior:

complicated roofline

complicated roofline (front side of the house)

In back of the house is the ell, which is in terrible condition:

side view of house

side view of the house and ell

side view of house

I think this is currently the main entrance (on the side of the house)

ell and junk

trashy looking junk piled up beside the ell

Ell interior

The ell is filled with junk. My mom found a fridge in there, still filled with food! yuck.

the house in Limington

there is also an “in-law apartment” in the ell, but it’s badly damaged by water from the leaky roof so it’ll have to be all torn out and… maybe we’ll even have to demolish the whole ell. or maybe we can save it. who knows.

Here’s the back yard:

the house in Limington

i’m pretty sure that’s one of three apple trees growing in our back yard!

the house in Limington

too bad about the barn

the house in Limington

squash growing in the back yard

the house in Limington

basketball hoop behind the barn

the house in Limington

richard and backyard

the house in Limington

backside of barn

looking towards the house from the barn

back side of the ell – looking towards the house from the barn

inside the house!

our new house in Limington!

nice wood floors and windows. first floor, front room (this is inside one of the front turrets)

downstairs

downstairs

our new house in Limington!

kitchen

nice bannister, missing plaster

nice bannister, missing plaster

upstairs, turret bedroom

upstairs, turret bedroom

missing plaster, upstairs bedroom

more missing plaster, upstairs bedroom

granite slab & boulder foundation

in the cellar – the granite slab & boulder foundation

front porch & front yard:

the front porch

the front porch

barn view from porch

barn view from porch

retaining wall, street view from downhill

retaining wall, street view from downhill

hydrangea

hydrangea bush

pampas grass

pampas grasses

hitching post

here’s the hitching post where visitors used to tie up their horses

it looks like there are lots of other pretty old houses in the neighborhood! here’s a video of my sister and brother-in-law driving around getting lost in the neighborhood:


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