Historic Sandwich house the main target of HGTV collection

Historic Sandwich house the main target of HGTV collection

SANDWICH — When Jennifer Macdonald was a younger woman, she would end her day on the Henry T. Wing Faculty and run to the Deacon Eldred Home, the place the Thornton Burgess Museum was positioned on the time.

Each her mom and grandmother labored on the museum — her “nan” a staple of the constructing for roughly 25 years.   

“We spent lots of time in that home — it’s really one of many the reason why I work on outdated homes,” stated Macdonald, co-founder of Full Circle Properties, a building and design  agency specializing in vintage restoration and design.

 “That home is my childhood.”

Historic Sandwich house the main target of HGTV collection

Macdonald now owns the house, alongside together with her associate and fellow preservationist Michael Lemieux.

House owners have childhood ties to Sandwich

The duo, who met in junior highschool, bought the Deacon Eldred Home in February for $100,000 from the city of Sandwich, and started restoring the property in July. The renovations are presently being documented by HGTV by Macdonald and Lemieux’s tv collection, “Homes With Historical past.”

Grasp carpenter and preservationist Wealthy Soares may even be featured engaged on the house in the course of the present’s second season. 

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Bill Sewall looks around the now vacant first floor at the Deacon Eldred House in Sandwich, built in 1756, in this 2013 file photo.

Full Circle Properties is eminently certified and devoted to the preservation of historic houses, based on Heather Harper, Sandwich assistant city supervisor.

Harper stated the tv protection is an unbelievable alternative for the neighborhood and the HGTV viewers to turn into extra acquainted with the historical past of the house and the city of Sandwich.

“This system may even function an necessary historic file of the renovation,” she stated in an e-mail.

Whereas the city awarded the venture to Full Circle Properties Feb. 22, the sale closed July 22. The Full Circle Properties crew will movie for roughly 10 to 12 hours per day, and can proceed because the restoration unfolds,  Harper stated.

Renovations to the Deacon Eldred House in Sandwich are being documented by HGTV's "Houses With History" series.

A sentimental buy

The Deacon Eldred Home is close to and expensive to Lemieux, who additionally grew up in Sandwich. Like Macdonald, he attended Henry T. Wing Faculty and the Deacon Eldred Home additionally stays within the forefront of his childhood recollections.

Each Sunday after church at Corpus Christi Parish, Lemieux stated his mother and father, William and Mary Lemieux, took him and his siblings to fill water jugs on the Dexter Grist Mill spring. Lemieux might typically be discovered traversing the fish ladder and wandering as much as Shawme Pond, the place he watched the fish for hours and fed the geese. Finally, he would discover his solution to the Deacon Eldred Home, which was often known as the Thornton Burgess Museum on the time.