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Giving a new life to a late 60’s family home

This home is just outside of the village of Skaneateles just past a very old (former) dairy farm and in an area that is a comfortable community of family homes mostly all built in the 60s and 70s.  Certainly times and standards were different and most home buyers and builders at that time preferred to […]

Remaking a Skaneateles Classic Pt 2

Remaking a Skaneateles Classic Pt 2

Fireplaces, floors, basements, bathrooms…… What do you often love about old homes?  The patina of a well maintained but old wood floor, the huge, ornate trimwork, a large stone or brick fireplace hearth and mantel.  All these things (and more) are appealing to home buyers – young and old alike. Wood flooring in particular has […]

Remaking a Skaneateles Classic Pt 1

Remaking a Skaneateles Classic Pt 1

This project is close to home;  – literally, it’s right on our lane.  Lovingly cared for by its original owner for 60 years, we also recognize the obligation we have to renew a home recognizable and well known to many in the village.  We have grand plans! In simpler renovations, it’s often easy to decide […]