The sheer amount of original details that we uncovered throughout the renovation, as well as meeting the sweet family that lived here years ago, made this such a special project. The exterior was constructed with Wissahickon Schist, a sparkly stone native to the area, and the the original woodworking was uncovered and restored. We restored the fireplaces, found reclaimed solid wood doors to match the other original ones, uncovered the windows in the kitchen and sunroom, and refinished the original flooring throughout. A visit to a salvage shop turned up some beautiful old doors with beveled glass that fit perfectly in our entry, and we restored the leaded glass side lights on either side. The large yard was landscaped from the jungle it had become from years of neglect, and when spring came around, some old flowers began to poke their heads out of the soil.