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ResErections, Inc. documents and disassembles architecturally unique historic buildings that can be reconstructed on sites where the investment results in the creation of new real estate wealth.


1740 Colonial Saltbox




A Rare, highly original, 38' X 30' ... 2,964 sqft saltbox with massive center chimney and four stone faced fireplaces. This home was professionally disassembled,restored, and stored.  Meticulously documented with photographs and “as built” drawings, and includes hardwood frame, major rafter with minor purlins and gunstock posts that form rooms with ceilings over 7'.  Carefully stripped interior woodwork including paneling, wainscoting, mantelpieces, trim and cabinetry (with lovely corner cupboard), feather edge detailing, window frames rebuilt and sash restored, rare original rear staircase. Foot-worn wide-board flooring throughout.  Extra woodwork and bricks from its highly unusual period summer kitchen.  This gem is stored in dry barns in Litchfield, CT and is ready to erect on your property.  Asking $230,000 already invested in rescuing this architectural treasure.  For additional information please contact Lee McClymonds at (513) 376-6235 or email nlm@reserections.com.

Deacon Saltbox

                                              Front View – symmetrical 9 window façade.


                                                                   East Side View


                                                                   First Floor


                                                                       Second Floor

Total  2,964 sqft.  1824 sqft on first and second floors.  456 sqft in garret of second floor under the cat slide roof.  684 sqft in attic for extra bedroom. 

Paneled walls with 3 fireplaces on first floor and 1 fireplace on second floor.  Rare original paneled board walls are complete for the two parlors – stripped and ready for finish.



All of the original interior doors are salvaged.  All of the interior paneled wall wood work has been stripped with peel away, and needs hand scraping.  All three exterior doors are missing.



Cabinets build into walls.



Corner Cupboard with period detail and graceful shelving. 



Beams and Joinery ... showcasing 280-year-old hand-crafted timber framing.   A heavy oak frame supports the house.   Hand-hewn logs of 8 to 12 inches square were used for posts and beams. These interlocked at joints and were secured with pegs.  Walls were infilled with wattle lath and daub (mud and clay) and sheathed with clapboards or shingles to protect from the severe New England weather.



A team of professionals documented and disassembled the house piece by piece. Damaged areas replaced with period compatible wood.  Note the one piece principal rafters running from peak to the end of the cat slide showing original house was constructed as a saltbox.  



Centuries old massive timber framed beams ... notched for rafters and purlins.  The Frame is a major rafter with minor purlin gunstock hardwood.   There is no sheathing, typical in Connecticut houses of this period.   None of the roofers were salvageable.



Stored in a dry barn with numbered beams, stair frames, and wide-board flooring.      All the flooring is footworn.   Most of the second , garret, and attic floors are intact, and half of the first floor.  



18 fully restored 12/12 double hung windows.  We milled and constructed all the window plank frames.  Most of the sash was salvaged{19th century?}, primed and reglazed with 2 or 3 antique glass panes per sash.   We also milled new sash for the ones that were missing 4 or 5.   All new materials on the windows are spanish cedar. There are also glazed storms and screen frames that need screens and hanging hardware.



18 Double Hung restored windows.  Including some old panes.




The house is stored in dry barns and can be transported on a flatbed.


Many pages of meticulous documentation.  Note the engineers tag on the drawings.


Scores of photos taken during disassembly.


This authentic 1740 Saltbox was disassembled carefully and documented with engineering accuracy.  Individual components were manually inspected and renovated.  The major components are irreplacable, and most valuable is the organization of the entire disassembly project to facilitate reconstruction of a large 3,000 square feet historic home.


Saltbox Architecture ... What would the house look like when reconstructed.  


Saltbox Architecture


Here is an existing house ... the Deacon Peck house windows are much larger.   These are big ... 3,000 sqft houses.





ResErections, Inc. specializes in documenting, marketing and disassembling architecturally unique 19th century stone buildings that can be reconstructed on sites where the investment results in the creation of new real estate wealth.  Buyers save an endangered  magnificent structure from demolition - and create new architectural art.


ResErections collaborates with local architects and tradesmen at both the source and destination of the buildings. We do not rebuild because we have no control over what the new owner and architect want to do. We build the supply chain between the seller and the buyer of reputable professional firms. We document the structure, supervise on-site work standards, disassemble, package, and ship the recovered components. We recover everything that will not crumble when touched.


Early Colonials homes were built on small rural acreages - 2 - 5 acres + that the occupants could farm.  Now surrounded by urban subdivisions, the land they occupy are prime resources for developers to infill with multiple houses.


Demolition threatens these architectural beauties.  Demolition sneaks up on buildings, as desirable redevelopment efforts function privately until the demolition permit is issued and the axe is already falling. Often the  buildings are going to be removed for good reasons by seasoned construction and development firms with institutional and government support.  Too often, they wind up in landfills.


It takes 2 days to demolish, but 2 months to document and disassemble a frame house.   Worthy endangered houses can be moved by local professional architects, engineers, and construction tradesmen resulting in a historic, modern, efficient house on desirable sites 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.  ResErections sidesteps these issues by securing a private buyer for the house at prices reflecting the low costs of carefully documented disassembly ... each item is identified on schematics and numbered with metal tags and packed in a barn.


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


These houses are 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 the 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.  The Saltbox at 2,964 sqft is large enough to command a high- end redevelopment.


It can be successfully rebuilt on a new site with the participation of 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 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.  The final cost of a reconstructed house would probably be 3 to 4 times the disassembly cost, or $ 150-200 per sqft. 


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 several Gilded Age mansions for private sale and relocation.  Two Romanesque, a Victorian, a Queen Anne, a Georgian Revival, an English Tudor, and 3 pre-revolution Colonials.   Click image for page.


                  1890 Romanesque I


                            1909 Queen Anne 


886 Victorian

                   1903 Georgian Revival 


                       1883 Romanesque IV 

                         1755 - 77  Dutch Colonial



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      Office       (513) 376-6235

      Cell           (513) 212-8496

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We would enjoy hearing from you by phone or email.          nlm@ResErections.com


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