living vicariously through an urban cottage

urban cottage

I’d love to restore an historic home to its former glory, but I’m just not sure I have the time/energy/money/patience to do it. So in the meantime, I’ll live vicariously through An Urban Cottage. The blogger is restoring an 1842 Greek Revival in Cambridge and tracing the previous owners and documenting the frustrating permitting process along the way. If old houses are your things, grab a coffee, your computer and start at the beginning. It’s worth the read. — Sarah L.

Just wanted to thank you for watching. I don’t know that I set out with the idea that I wanted to restore an old house. Like many other people, I found a house I could afford and that I thought I could make livable with a little elbow grease and paint. Restoration became a responsibility as the house’s history and mysteries revealed themselves through research. Project by project I hope that I’m making decisions that will leave the house ready for the next 170 years.