The Work-Around…Build the New Around the Old…


This is pretty ingenious….build the new around the old when told that you couldn’t build on the property unless you preserved the 300 year old cabin that was already on the property.

Rules are funny, though.

How much would it have been to revive the old structure?

It was pretty far gone.

History is a fluid thing…new replaces old all the time.

I guess that this accomplishes what they needed to do…in an unexpected way.

Another great Kirsten Dirksen video.

(When I watch this video, I’m reminded of what I find when I repair things in our old house. The only difference is that we covered up a lot of the old stuff when we fixed our place up. Maybe we should have just left it all exposed and built a new shell around the whole thing?)

About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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