Commonwealth Preservation Group

Aspen Lawn, Southampton County

 

Aspen Lawn, Southampton County, VA  |  Before

Aspen Lawn, Southampton County, VA | Before

Aspen Lawn, Southampton County, VA  |  After

Aspen Lawn, Southampton County, VA | After

At the beginning of an extensive project begun in 1997, Aspen Lawn was uninhabitable. The early nineteenth century home had been vacant since the 1960s, and although it had been ‘patched’ multiple times, it was never updated. Descendants of the house’s original owners renovated the dwelling, rebuilding three walls of the crumbling foundation, replacing rotting wood and torn plaster, and installing a modern kitchen, bathrooms, electricity, and HVAC. The front porch was reconstructed using historic photos and ghost lines on the dwelling’s weatherboard siding. Utilizing state tax credits, owners were able to completely transform the Federal/Greek Revival-inspired home.

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