Palmer House

Renovating and Restoring Our 1880 Folk Victorian

Ugh…so maybe the title is more dramatic then what it ultimately ended up being, but that’s exactly what this whole project felt like – hell. I loved my floors! Original, two-inch maple that was colored, aged, and worn so gorgeously that I never, ever wanted them to leave this house. So much of the original features …

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When we walked into Palmer House for the first time, the first thing I noticed were the original 2″ maple floors…that led right into the most amazing dining room with the most stunning built-in hutch I had ever seen. Here is the picture of the room from the listing: Beautiful room, isn’t it? The only problem …

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Ahhh….Halloween, that most festive of fall holidays. If you know me personally, you’ll know (or maybe you don’t know) that I am a Halloween freak! I don’t mean that I like to dress up in costumes and run around getting candy on Halloween night. I don’t even mean that I like going out and partying …

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I’ve been going back and forth with what I wanted to put into this blog post. It’s hard to make a post interesting when some of the improvements made to Palmer House took place two years ago and you don’t have pictures! Not to mention, sometimes the improvements are made out of necessity, and aren’t …

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When Chris and I were brought through Palmer House for a showing, the one and only thing I remember wanting to change was the color of the walls in the mater bedroom. While standing in the room I remember turning to Chris and saying “These lavender walls have got to go!”. I have nothing against lavender…it’s …

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