The Petty Home, a turn-of-the-century Queen Anne, is being fully restored by Miles Honeycutt. Miles is the same general contracter who oversaw restoration of the Clapp-Ferguson home and Winston's Broken House, both in the Cleveland-Holloway neighborhood. Miles is restoring the home in keeping with historic elements of the original house to a single family dwelling. Check back often and watch this great home come back to life.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Second dumpster being dropped off; all that debris in the yard will quickly fill #2. It may take three 30 yarders to get the majority of the "demolition" done. That should allow space to rebuild all that has been eaten by termites. What appeared to be a slight bow in the floors turned out to be the entire back band joist totally compensated and eaten by termites.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

National Register of Historic Places Description

610 Carlton - Petty House - c. 1907

This one story, three-bay, double-pile house has a vernacular form with Queen Anne detailing. The house features a ridge running the width of the house that is intersected by two front gable creating an H-shaped ridgeline. The gables each have imbricated shingles, gable returns, and rectangular gable vents. The house has a brick foundation and an interior brick chimney. It is sheathed in German-profile wood siding with a wide, flat friezeboard and has a standing-seam metal roof. Exterior doors and windows are replacements, but the overall form and detail of the house is in keeping with turn-of-the-century Queen Anne architecture. A hip-roofed porch runs the width of the facade and wraps around the house to the left (east) side, terminating at a projecting gable wing at the rear-left side of the house. The porch roof is supported by square, replacement posts with replacement rails between. However, a single turned pilaster remains on the west end of the porch. The house stands above the road and is accessed by concrete stairs with a concrete retaining wall running along the sidewalk. The earliest known residents are Dwight Petty (weaver), Isaac Petty (farmer), Miss Ada Petty, and Miss Alma Petty in 1907/08. Arthur H. Hall (bookkeeper) lived in the house from 1919 to 1939.

Friday, December 10, 2010

This is a picture of the home snapped probably in 2007. Not much as changed since then. Beautiful place: twin gable cottage with victorian details. Tax records show that it was built in 1930, but I suspect it could be older by the details. I'll be digging for that information in the days to come, but I figure at this point that it will take several months to go through bottom to top, side to side, and historically restore this home so that it can make a great 3 bed, 2 bath down the road. More to come soon...