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Not too big, not too small, but the details add up to a grand home addition, Lancaster County

In Goldilocks’ terms, this addition is “not too big, not too small, but just right”; however, the details make this addition grand.

Stone, used to face the chimney’s exterior, was salvaged from a local barn foundation; it matches the house’s stone. Random width, ship lapped, wood siding; every piece scribed to fit the irregularities of the abutting stone chimney and the house walls. The porch roof replicates, in every detail, one found on a not-too-distant mill.

Inside, vintage wood ceiling joists, including a massive summer beam, that were salvaged from the historic but now demolished Mountain Springs Hotel in Ephrata. Real plaster walls. Vintage oak flooring; many boards measuring 15″ wide. Vintage brick fireplace hearth. And the piéce de resistance; a new fireplace surround with doors, custom-made and painted to appear 200 years old, including vintage wrought-iron hinges.