The house has finally been joined to the garage by the connection of our mudroom to the smokehouse. Both of these spaces received new concrete floors and will now serve as the main rear entrance to the home.
This is taken from the back side of the courtyard. The windows on the brick structure are being rebuilt. Additionally, the original shutters are being carefully dismantled and rebuilt by Winston Ingalls. Once they are complete, they will fully-function as would when first built.
Nearly complete shot of our new outdoor patio entrance. The covered roof section will have posts to mimic the original 1865 design. The original home had an open air porch but it had been enclosed in 1922. We determined to leave it enclosed as it created a nice foyer and sunroom.