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Beautiful and large ... Dutch Colonials ... the 1755 and 1777 houses must be purchased together for $ 250,000. They were disassembled by professionals for a University of Connecticut historic reconstruction project depicting colonial houses.  These are wood frame houses that have been professionally documented, disassembled, packed in semi-trailers, and are ready to be shipped USA.  Located in Connecticut.


Boardman Danforth House ... 1777 from Middletown Ct ... 3325 square feet      $ 250,000


1777 Boardman Danforth House


Henshaw House ... 1755  from  Middletown Ct ... 1400 square feet.  

1755 Henshaw House

Boardman Henshaw

The Henshaw house (Left)  was attached to the back of the Boardman house.


Characteristics of Dutch Colonial Architecture

Dutch Colonial Style

Below are samples of the many pages of written and schematic documentation.




 Building materials are stored in dry trailers in Connecticut.




Several entire walls were recovered intact.



The 1777 house and the 1755 house are both gambrel.  The two houses are 4,725 sqft with three stories.  They were adjoining houses on their original site, so the smaller was moved to be an addition to the other.  There are 7 rafters missing from the 1755 house because a large dormer was installed later.  They were disassembled in the 1990s, packed together in 40' trailers, and are ready to ship.   


We have enough windows for the 1777 house. The 1777 house has the complete shell, and much of the original interior: staircases, panel walls, flooring, fireplace, firepace stone, mantles, doors, etc. There wasn’t much interior of the 1755 house found. The plan is to use the 1777 house as the main house and the shell of the 1755 house as an addition, detached studio, or multifamily. 


Many photos during dismantling and complete schematic notes for the 1755 and 1777 houses.  Each element has a metal tag stamped with a reference number tying it to schematics for reconstruction.  An inventory for each house is included.  In all, about 8,000 board feet of wide board flooring, subflooring, siding, and over 400 posts, beams, and other structural elements. 


The 1777 is a real beauty, and its owner, Thomas Boardman, was a Silversmith and Pewter craftsman in Middletown.


Thomas Danforth Boardman   

Thomas Danforth Boardman

Boardman Pewter was very successful for over 100 years, finally closing its doors in 1880, and there is active EBay trading of antique Boardman pewter.


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, numbered with metal tags, and packed in truck trailers.

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 1777 house with original materials and modern comforts.  The house was a mansion of its era.  It needs to be sited in a substantial neighborhood with the Boardman house as the main residence and the Henshaw house as a separate studio or 2-3 car utility garage.  The house is big enough to command a value that would pay for professional custom construction.


The wood beams are rare high quality First Growth American Chestnut.  Chestnut forests were decimated by a Chinese fungus and gone by 1935.  Today, the industry wholesale price of Chestnut is $ 16 - 22 bdft, and is sourced from the disassembly of houses built before 1900.    More about Chestnut  >>    https://acf.org/the-american-chestnut/history-american-chestnut/


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 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.  The combined 1755-1777 houses are large enough to command high-end redevelopment.


They can be successfully rebuilt on new sites 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.  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.


What it would look like ???    These modern three story houses are what the Boardman house would look like, but Boardman is larger. 


Dutch Colonial Style       Boardman House

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