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Showing posts from September, 2009

Now with pictures

Rainy day putting finishing touches to this page I know you are not meant to blog about blogging but I spent today organizing the pre-renovation photos and putting them on flickr. The resolution of the pictures was reduced when the images were imported to flickr. Let me know if you want to see sharper/high res pix. Below find images of the DeJoux House history, pre-renovation pictures and original features of the house .

We have signed the purchase contract

The Christoffel DeJoux House . Amazingly, it looks like we are about to purchase a historic house in New Paltz, NY. It's been a long and protracted process, since we made an offer on the house way back in May 2009. However, it looks like we will close on the house in the middle of October. Here's what we know so far: The house was built in 1740 by Christoffel DeJoux (also spelt Deyo, Deijo, D'Iou, D'Oyaux, Deyoe). We opted to use an earlier spelling of the name as there is already a Deyo House on Huguenot Street in New Paltz. After the original house was built a kitchen/addition was added in 1765...other than electric and plumbing, very little seems to have been changed in the house. The house still has original dutch doors, 22 inch floor boards and original fireplaces and beehive oven. Located in Springtown, on the banks of the Wallkill, the house has 350ft of river frontage and has a huge pond with it's own island. There are many other stone houses in the S