Needed: A New Family for Holcomb Rock

A new chapter for Holcomb Rock:

My children's father, Tom Berkeley, and I saved Holcomb Rock in 1983. We scraped the exterior paint, treated the clapboards with a mixture of linseed oil and turpentine before painting it, fixed the holes in the walls and the floors, added heat, added plumbing.

My children grew up there. Now at least part of the work and much of the work I had hoped to complete needs doing. The house is much too big for either of us, and is silent without the sound of play and visitors.

Our chapter at Holcomb Rock is over, and now we are looking for the next family for a house that has always had families and has out survived all but a few.

Friday, October 12, 2012

This is the house is better days. At least the paint was new, the roof intact. The only time more beautiful at Holcomb Rock than in the snow, is during the fall. Despite our best (and very expensive) efforts, not all the trees are still standing- but the one in back, carefully trimmed away from the house, and anchored with big bolts , still stands. 

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