Welcome to our little site. A little bit about us… Nick and I both grew up in Danvers, MA, where the Porter-Bradstreet house is located. I am an oncology nurse at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA. Nick is a licensed general contractor, real estate investor and owns/operates several local businesses. We have two little girls, ages 2 and 3.
Through a series of serendipitous events, we found ourselves at an open house for this gem back in May. Even though we had no real intention on moving, we quickly realized that it was the perfect property for us. Both in spite of, and because of, the work that it will entail!
We wanted to create this page for a few reasons. A huge part is being able to document all of the projects and progress that we make, as well as any other experiences and surprises that come up along the way. I really look forward to our girls being able to see it all someday.
Another reason for making the blog (and furthermore, making it public) is because of the general interest in the house. It is clear that the house is one of a kind, and it would seem a disservice to the general public to go on this adventure behind closed doors, so to speak!
Here is the part where I would tell the long story of the house and explain it’s architectural/cultural/historical significance; however, this has already been eloquently done by Danvers Town Archivist Richard Trask. If you would like to read this, click on the link below:
Again, welcome to the page, and thank you in advance for your encouragement, suggestions, and general support as we embark on this crazy journey… 🙂