1. Mary

    Congratulations on your new OLD (very old!) home! The Williamson family will be adding more wonderful stories to the history of this special house. PS. I think you are an excellent writer!

  2. Jaclyn

    Congrats! You are a natural and the house is already so beautiful can’t wait to see and read more!

  3. Judi Shooter

    I am soooo excited for you Jessica! And a little jealous because if I was to buy another home, it would look just like this. Can’t wait to watch the progress. Best of luck to you and your family as you begin this journey. You are right, it will be amazing, scary, stressful, crazy, but all so very worthwhile when you are sitting on your porch watching your children running around the yard. All the best!

    • porterbradstreet

      Thank you so much Judi! I have a feeling that visual is going to see me through some stressful times ha! But you are right – it will all be so worth it and, truly, the journey itself is already so much fun 🙂

  4. Kaarin

    Very excited for you, Jess. HGTV should follow you around with a camera team! And I still remember you as a great writer!! 🙂 Have fun — what an awesome adventure!!

  5. Lauren Rec

    I cannot wait to watch and be a part of the transformation! Thank you for letting us into your world and beautiful home:) So happy for you all!! Xo

  6. Jill Pelletier

    Congratulations! This is so amazing! What a wonderful home and “project”. I cannot wait to see all the updates and read your blog. All the best to you guys!

    • porterbradstreet

      Thanks Jill! Can’t wait until we can actually host a family gathering, might be a while though ha!

  7. Ross Scullion

    I have never followed a “Blog” before… I feel so modern! The place looks amazing guys can’t wait to see more and Im sure it will look incredible when it’s finished ☺

    • porterbradstreet

      Ross! Thank you so much. I applaud not only your ability to follow along thus far, but to also comment! It is more than I could do when I started all this haha…You will need to come see us when you are in the States again (we can put you to work – if not in the construction aspect then definitely the wine-pouring, late night music chats department)

    • porterbradstreet

      Thanks love! I can’t wait for you guys to visit. All our kiddos will have plenty of space to run around while we chat haha xoxo

  8. Jessica Carbone

    Ok I thought I left a message but I don’t think it went through! So I’ll try avian lol

    Hi jess! Congrats on your new home. It’s beautiful. I love that you decided to do a blog on this. I can’t wait to read more 🙂

    • porterbradstreet

      Thanks Jessica! So weird to be “blogging” but there really is no better way. It will be fun! 🙂

    • porterbradstreet

      Thanks Chris! Especially for your loving support – particularly while we were homeless there for a bit haha!

  9. Janis Clifford

    Hi Jess and Nick,, I am so happy to hear you bought this property and are going forward to restore it!! Our first house on Hyde St was a tiny antique colonial and we didn’t quite restore it, but updated it. I love old houses with the charm and history that goes along with them. This will be an adventure for you, but sooo worthwhile. And the girls will be so proud of their parents. I’m loving the blog already and your prose. Looking forward to the updates!

    • porterbradstreet

      Aw thank you so much Janis! Any tips about updating an antique house…or living in an antique house…and/or living with each other while updating an antique house… are always welcome haha! I also love old houses but never dreamed I would get to live in one quite like this. So happy to have you along for the ride with us xoxo

  10. Susan Williamson

    Jesus, the blog is a wonderful idea. Thanks for doing it. I love driving on to the property. It feels so serine and peaceful.

  11. Susan Williamson

    Jess, the blog is a wonderful idea. Thanks for doing it. I love driving on to the property. It feels so serine and peaceful.

    • porterbradstreet

      Hahahaha there may have been some occasions when I have been described as “a saint”, but even then I could hardly take credit so maybe Jesus is a stretch ha! 🙂 This will be so much fun!

  12. Kathy Ciman

    So pleased that you will chronicle this adventure. Please post lots of photos. Thank you for preserving this glorious home.

    • porterbradstreet

      Thank you Kathy! Once I get more time-efficient in creating the posts, I will certainly be including more pictures. I’ve taken a ton, but they are mostly cell-phone shots, so I’m also hoping to get more “real camera” pictures up soon!

  13. Pat Smith

    So happy for all of you … congratulations !!!! It will be so exciting to follow your progress. The house and property look beautiful.

  14. Susan Dee

    Jessica you are a wonderful writer I am looking forward to your journey. Call me when it’s time to go shopping!! So excited for you!!

    • porterbradstreet

      Thanks Susan 🙂 I CANNOT WAIT to furnish/decorate this house! It is a huge exercise in patience for me right now. It’s already trickling in a bit…Nick is all pragmatic and construction-y, and I am all “recessed lighting will just not fit with my vision for this space Nicholas…” Ok maybe not that bad, but I definitely see “vintage-ambience” and he definitely sees “expen$ive $conce” haha…

  15. George Zink

    Let the journey begin….
    couldn’t think of a better family to continue the history of a beautiful home…

    • porterbradstreet

      Thanks George! We are really excited to have you join us at some point – we will need all the help we can get haha…

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