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Hi. I’m Joshua Crow. I’m an Aspiring Architect, Historian, Husband, Cat Dad, Procrastinator, Hoarder of Old Things, Lover of Big Shiny things, and Restoration Guru. This is my blog about restoring my 1893 Folk Victorian, The Crow’s Nest.

The Front Door

I still remember walking into the front door of the Crow’s Nest the first time and seeing the original front door still in place. I knew we had something special right away. The house felt old yet maintained. It felt loved. It felt like an old friend coming back from a long trip. It sounds […]

Figuring out the kitchen and the original layout.

No part of the Crow’s Nest has changed as much as the kitchen wing. I had a couple different ideas of what it originally looked like but nothing concrete. I knew it had originally been a series of rooms as was customary of that time but recently I reached out the Schaefers to see if […]

The Carriage House Windows Part 1

The Carriage House/ Garage has been the long neglected sibling of the main house. However there is a plus side to this. The Carriage house held a few remnants of the past that previous owners have left for us. However one of the biggest issues we have currently is replacing the old windows on the […]