The restoration of Thaddeus Clapp’s home, a National Registry of Historic Places property, is both a labor of love as well as an commitment to preserve the past. It is also quite a challenge: how to retain the beauty and historical integrity of the original while adding modern conveniences.
When the house was built in 1871, it was state of the art for its day. The Clapps installed central heat (coal fired steam) and indoor plumbing. The architectural style is Colonial Revival, but the interior is Arts and Crafts.