Portland Charmer for Reconstruction
I found this house in Portland, Maine on HistoricProperties.com.
The multiple additions and yellow doors just called to me. Then I read the following description, which made me a little sad:
The Trickey-Chick-Boivin Farmhouse was built around 1760. In May of 2000, this house was dismantled and has been stored in two 18 wheeler trailers since. Because there was less than a month to dismantle the building, there was no time to document and mark the house as it was being taken apart. Thus it is a giant jigsaw puzzle. While taking the house apart, we learned that the house was originally a two room cape built in 1760. Around 1800, two more rooms were added to the first floor and four rooms on the second floor. A new front door was added to a North facing entrance. The entire house was finished off in a Georgian Federal style. In 1868, a third floor with four rooms and an ell were added. The front entrance was moved back to the East side. The eastern facade was finished in a Victorian style, with the North side retaining its Federal style. There is a tremendous amount of wood and materials to build your dream home: king pine flooring, baseboards, 3 mantels, beams from a three-storey post & beam structure, 8000+ bricks, Federal window sashes, Victorian windows, sheathing, Federal front door, Victorian Front door, 12 interior Federal doors with original hand wrought iron latches, 7 lightning rods, etc.
Now I really want to paint a front door bright yellow (my doors are always red and orange). Maybe when I buy my tiny cottage in Cedar Key someday...