Old House Journal : 2020-08-04

House & Garden Details : 97 : 95

House & Garden Details

COLONIAL HOUSES Styles in the American vernacular: Cape, Gambrel, Saltbox. True to scale, these new-old houses are meticulous re-creations based on 18th-century houses found in Connecticu­t and New England’s Connecticu­t River Valley. A proprietar­y timbered ceiling system is post-and-beam, but allows for convention­al wall framing: The authentic look is there, but insulation and utilities can be contained within the walls. • Early New England Homes by Country Carpenters is a third-generation family business that began with salvaging old barns to create post-andbeam houses. Today, a purchase includes seven sets of engineered plans and constructi­on diagrams, materials lists, framing and the timbered ceiling system, a trim package and handcrafte­d details, and blacksmith-made hardware. Constructi­on is available within a 50-mile radius of Bolton, Conn.; otherwise, they will work with the client’s builder. Early New England Homes, earlynewen­glandhomes.com Real wood shutters make all the difference! Quality Exterior Cedar Shutters In All Types & Sizes Interior Louvers/Panels Full Painting Service Shipped Nationwide Family Owned since 1986 Visit www.shuttercra­ft.com Call 203-245-2608 Made In USA 95

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