Monday, September 14, 2009

The Stone House

Near the campground we go to there is a trail that leads to a beautiful old house. I've been intrigued by this house from the moment I saw it. Recently a preservation society took over the property and has began cleaning it up. I was thrilled to go to their website and see the first two photos you see below. As you can see by my pictures that follow, changes have already been made. Unfortunately the website does not say what they plan to do with the site. I'll keep you posted!





Here's what the website says about it:



"Acquired in December of 2008, Fieldstone Farm is a 52-acre property. The land is a mix of woodlands and fallow fields, with Tank Creek flowing along the northern boundary of the property. The property also has two freshwater ponds and numerous hillside springs and wetland areas. The remains of a picturesque old stone house that burned down in the 1960's can be found in the northern part of the property.



Property records indicate that a Carl Tielenius owned the property in the late 1800's to the early 1900’s. We believe that Carl Tielenius built the house on the property for his daughter in the early 1900’s. The stone house and was built using slipform masonry construction. Slipforming is an old style of masonry, resulting in a random appearance, without the uniform joints or sharp, clean lines of most modem masonry."



You can read more about it here:



http://www.phlt.org/Preserves.html





These are my photos:





























See the heart?





I can just imagine standing at this window, the breeze blowing in from the trees....




Such an amazing fireplace...











There are stone walls all around the property but it was difficult to get pictures since they are all overgrown....

A path behind the house...



I only hope the house is restored to its original beauty. It would be wonderful to see them do something special with it. She certainly deserves care after all these years.



16 comments:

Nancy said...

Michelle,
What a neat story behind the old house. I hope it's restored, too. It would be so beautiful.

Nancy

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

I hate seeing homes no longer being taken care of and loved. I always wonder what the orginal owners would think of all their hard work.

What a beautiful backdrop for a wedding though.

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

I love those photos, and the bit of history! So many stories must be held within those wonderful stone walls. (: Vicki

a little bit vintage said...

Mmmm....SO pretty! :)

Smiles,
Rachel

Its So Very Cheri said...

Thanks for coming by and glad to see you are back. I thought maybe you were taking the summer off.

Cheri

Wendy said...

WOW, that is really neat! What a cool place. I hope they save it.

Kasey said...

I'm so happy it's being saved.
welcome back!
xo

Theresa said...

Can't wait to see what they do with it! Great pictures and I loved the heart! Must be some story behind that house:) Have a blessed day!

Anonymous said...

That was a nice post on something you don't see very often.
I have missed your blog. Good to hear from you again.
Thanks, JolieAnne

Lisa Shatzer said...

What a wonderful looking park for your family to visit. I love stone houses they are so beautiful.

Darlene said...

That looks like a really neat area. I bet that was a beautiful home at one time. Maybe they will restore it...wouldn't that be neat?!?!

carolinajewel said...

What an amazing stone house! Love it!! :D Jewel

jet said...

Wow, how beautiful!

Rue said...

Hi Michelle :)

That house is beautiful! I can see it!! I really hope they do something great with it too. Can you imagine? I know you can :)

rue

Jen said...

I can't wait to see what comes of this! thanks for sharing!
Jen

Elizabeth said...

How lucky you are to see such beauty.The pictures are breathtaking.Thank you for sharing!