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Outstanding Cape Cod Colonial ... the Crippen Hurd House ... built in 1688 in Moodys, Ct ... 1,200 square feet ... $ 40,000 + Freight.


Disassembled by professionals for a University of Connecticut historic reconstruction project depicting colonial houses.  This is a wood frame house that have been professionally documented, disassembled, packed in a semi-trailer, and is ready to be shipped USA.  Located in Connecticut.   Stored for 30 years, the timber frame is a scribe-rule hardwood frame with finishes and woodwork consistent with that of a small first period colonial dwelling house.  Damage caused by animal and insects reduce the  recoverability of the intact frame elements to 70%.  It is a fine early frame, but, at 300 years old, considerable damage was already present when stored for long term preservation. This structure is an excellent candidate for restoration, but much preliminary work will need to be embarked upon prior to commencing restoration.  Moving, restoring, and reassembling the frame is professionally forecast to cost $ 60,000. 






The 1688 Cape Cod house is reasonably complete.  From wood components and stone hearth to hand made square nails. The house will need to add two posts on the first floor as it was fitted into a hillside.  We have the shell, interior doors, staircases, vertical board walls, floors, stone fireplace, and 1 window.  Typically rebuilds use new double hung windows for insulation. So the windows can be placed wherever the architect wants. 






It is in Storrs, Connecticut.  The 1688 house is stored in a 40' semitrailer with a waterproof roof.  The house buyer gets the trailer. The trailer only has to move once.  Pick it up with a rollon/off container truck and deposit at the new building site for storage until needed.


Worthy endangered houses can be moved by professional architects, engineers, and construction tradesmen resulting in a historic, modern, efficient house on a desirable site worth far more than it cost.


Most historic structures suitable for preservation are supported by public interest, funding, tax credits, historic listings, et al. ... placing costly technical requirements on new owners often requiring continuous communal oversight and public funding.  It is often not worth the effort, and worthy architecture is lost to redevelopment and demolition by the inability to secure enough money to save and sustain the building.  The original cost of disassembling the house was $ 70,000.   The passage of time and resulting damage reduces its value to our $ 40,000 asking price, as reconstruction will use the majority of the superior first growth hewn hardwood oak components, and substantial UConn documentation that the Crippen Hurd House is authentically from 1688.   When the house was disassembled, the intention was to rebuild it immediately as a public exhibit in an New England theme park, not as a residence.  The new owner has an opportunity to rebuild with priceless material.  


Because this house was removed from a historical site, it was freed from all the folderal of third party controls.  It will not qualify for tax credits, nor can it be listed on the Ntl Register of Hist blah blah   But it will be the reserection of a 335 year old house with original materials and modern comforts. 


ResErections does not rebuild.  Prices quoted herein are for the work ResErections actually performs ... acquisition, documentation, disassembly, and preparation of shipping and the value of the rebuilt house.  Freight costs would depend on distance.  The buyer will need to employ local architectural trade professionals to rebuild.


This house is free from oversight by authorities other than the future site's municipal building department.  There are no committees to satisfy.  The owner and his architect/engineering staff are free to redesign each house to the owner's desires.  We hope that the external character of the house is retained and enhanced, and expect the interiors to be comfortably modern. 


It can be successfully rebuilt on a new site with the participation of a local architect/construction firm employed by the buyer.  Architecture is a local business.  66% of firms have less than 5 partners, and 90% of income is disbursed as salaries.  They have the expertise, and most importantly, connections with local building departments and local craft trades resources.  With their participation in planning, it is possible to secure bank mortgages.  


ResErections will not tie the buyer's reconstruction efforts to bureaucratic qualifications for government tax credits or require the employment of certified historic craftsmen and archivists or seek protective covenants and expensive finicky rehabilitation agreements ensuring that the buildings will be protected from changes. We do not offer cultural resource management, historic preservation planning, historical research, litigation encouragement and support, and academic grantsmanship.   We will not solicit government - taxpayer - dollars to do the work.   You Buy It ... We Ship it ... You ReBuild It ... You Own It.




We have two other pre-revolutionary large New England homes ... A 1755-77 Dutch Colonial (4,725 sqqft) and a 1740 Saltbox.  All are loaded in trailers in Connecticut and ready to ship.  Click on the image to visit page.


 1777 Colonial  

1755-77  Dutch Colonial


  1740 Saltbox   

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