The original floorboards of the Captains House had been patched with newer boards. We later replaced those with wide pine boards from the same period.
What is now the Family Room, in its original state before restoration.
The front parlor's paneled fireplace (now the Living Room), original shutters and rafters were all restored.
From top - the original Front Parlor paneling, fireplace, and Pumpkin Pine flooring, the restored version of the same view, and the restored original interior shutters, ceiling beam, and flooring.
In the family room, existing wainscoting was restored and enhanced further by adding additional wainscoting throughout the room. A makeshift closet addition, unkind to the period, was removed from the side of the fireplace and replaced with new built-in bookshelves that carried the same wainscoting.
Photo 1: Original room with an unkind closet and damaged mantle.
Photo 2: Damaged mantle and surround.
Photo 3: Mantle being restored to its former state.
Photo 4: Damaged stack post closet removal.
The fireplace and mantle, which had been cut off by the modern closet addition, was completed in its original design once the closet was removed.
A view of the completed fireplace and mantel, including restored beams using original fabric.
A window seat was restored and augmented with the same wainscot treatment.
The new Family Room window seat, on the left, displaying the same original wainscot treatment, on the right.
On the second floor, a dormer was added to the rear of what was the original Main Bedroom to create a Master Suite. Original floor boards were restored in the Master Bed and Bath, and all beams and moldings were restored.
The Master Bedroom, and part of the new Master Bathroom to the left, before restoration.
The original adjoining bedroom that has since been converted into the Master Bathroom as part of the Master Suite. The concept of a window remained but was relocated to over the tub.
There was 6 inches of pitch in the Master Bedroom, reflecting the character of the house. The pitch was creatively offset with built-in closets and a window seat.
The original East wall before the addition of a custom window seat and built-in closets and before the pine floors were refinished.
A previously unfinished attic was used to hide venting for HVAC and to create a “Crow's Nest” bunk room for younger deckhands. The original ladder to the widow's walk was repurposed.
Attic in its original condition. Reimagined as a “crew’s” quarter.
The New Addition: