Beverly Farrington from Accents of the South has been working diligently on her Historical Home Renovation in Huntsville Alabama. Southern Lady Magazine has recognized the way Beverly is keeping the historical significance of the home in tact while also bringing the home up to modern standards and elegance. Because of this, Southern Lady, is featuring a Renovation Diary with Beverly about the process that has gone into renovating the historical home on Gates.
The House on Gates, a handsome Dutch Colonial, was solid white stucco with an asphalt-shingled roof had been put on in the 1920s, the last time the house had been completely remodeled. Over the years, the old-world red color of the roof shingles had faded to a luscious shade of silver-pink. The main body of the 1818 house had a gambrel roof that was put on during the renovation; the side wings, part of an 1834 addition, had a flat roof hidden behind a short parapet wall. Strong front columns stood about 12 feet tall and 24 inches round and had Doric-style capitals. The house had large hand-blown glass window panes, six over six, and a charming pergola off the side. Beverly thought it was one of the best-looking houses in Twickenham.
The Original House on Gates
You can read more about Beverly’s amazing Historical Home Renovation in Huntsville Alabama on Southern Lady’s website.
In Beverly’s first post, she shares about the history of the House on Gates, her personal journey that brought her to purchasing the home, and her plans to turn the home into a haven for her and her husband.