At home with Laurie: Alfred, ME | Renewal by Andersen

At home with Laurie: Alfred, ME | Renewal by Andersen


I’m Laurie March project manager and
home-improvement pro and I’m on the road with Renewal by Andersen all across the
country meeting special folks and seeing their cool projects that open a window
into the past and the future today I’m in Alfred Maine and I’m at the
home of Beth and John Folsom I cannot wait to tour this historic 1800s home
Beth and I have always been in older houses and older houses are a
lot of work but the character that’s in an older house is amazing because you
know the work that went into it before you what year was this house built it
was built around 1833 by William Littlefield and the ironic thing about that is my wife is a Littlefield the littlefield’s built this house and if
you head towards the ocean there’s Littlefield’s everywhere your people are
everywhere yeah they kinda are so what you did not grow up in this house I did
not you did right I did my father moved here in 1950 and the option came
to move back in and so Beth and I purchased it we’re living here now the first thing Beth wanted was something done about the windows the Renewal by
Andersen was definitely the choice as we were moving windows that have been here
for hundreds of years yeah we really wanted the continuity because they were
originally the same color as the woodwork and so you needed to keep that
the same and then the black on the outside was
was a big deal that we had that choice a lot of times
you don’t have a choice of two colors and color is important to you it is I
love color as you can tell I have a lot of different colors you sew as well what
do you make when you sit down in the sewing room well I would make clothes
for the children I’d make their coats and their dresses because I had three
girls so I made a lot of dresses so many memories in this house
a lot of memories the children all still have a lot of memories here
because Grammy and Grandpa lived here you know a caretaker is care taking care
so to pass that heritage down I think one of them will want it and they’ll be
the next caretakers

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