Joyce A. Aros
Tue Sep 27, 2022 10:48

You will be happy to know I am trying to keep the house as close to the original as I can. It is now 140 years old and was originally Judge Moses' home for about a year. The walls are very thin and there is no insulation so it is very cold in winter and very hot in summer.

Over the years people who were in it always tried to modernize it or add on, which does not work with old houses, but in the twenties or thirties they apparently installed electrical wiring and the wires were all covered with that metal tubing so we kept that which probably saved having to replace old wiring. Also the long front porch was partially filled in so it made an office for my son but it is ugly and not done right. If I had the money I would rip it off. The house also needs some gingerbread but too expensive on SS nowadays.

When we got the house 25 years ago, it was so neglected it was unlivable. We made a bathroom out of the large pantry. There was no kitchen floor, just dirt and a tree was growing in the middle and out the kitchen window.

Needless to say, I love it, have most of it filled with period furniture and it is quite livable now.


  • GOOD STUFF, JoyceSharon Cunningham, Tue Sep 27 2022 9:04
    That you own the Lutley house! Wish I'd known that when I was still visiting you in T'stone, Lo, these many years past!
    • Sharon.... — Joyce A. Aros, Tue Sep 27 2022 10:48
      • Lutley HouseSharon Cunningham, Wed Sep 28 2022 8:05
        Great to see in my mind's eye, your home, Joyce. I'm so glad it has owners who care for history... even a 140-year old house! Hugs, my ol' Friend. Sharon