My husband and I — along with our six kids, ages 17 to 1 — bought a 1920 Dutch Colonial Revival house in upper Wisconsin. Unfortunately, while the house was built by a master mason and plasterer, it was sold several times (and updated by each buyer) and then finally purchased out of foreclosure and flipped. Yes….flipped.
Gone are all the original doors, moulding, windows and more. They even hid the 2.5” maple flooring under carpet and laminate wood. New walls were added. Original walls were torn down and the entire building was covered in vinyl.
My husband and I have spent our first year basically “deconstructing” everything past owners have done and are making a conscientious effort to restore it to its original blueprint. We are documenting our journey through our blog, Going Dutch Colonial Style.
Here is a link to our blog: http://goingdutchcolonialstyle.blogspot.com/.