At Wilderness Road Hospitality, we see historic preservation as a form of stewardship. Restoration of old buildings and homes is truly a labor of love and something our founders are deeply passionate about.
This is why we are proud to announce that we are adding another guest house to The Stanford Inn at Wilderness Road! Located at 401 Lancaster Street, this will be our oldest guest house dating back to around 1812. Because of the age, our team will give the house a completely different look than our other properties so that it fits the original timeframe.
Here is the rendering from our architect, Garlan VanHook. The exterior will feature cedar shake siding that will age into gray or charcoal over time.
There is a long process ahead, and demolition is the first step. By stripping away all past remodels, the team will be able to see the base structure. The next step is to develop a general plan to preserve the house’s historic features while also providing modern amenities and the best floor plan for the home.
In the exterior drawing, you can see the plans to take the windows back to their original length and open the closed-in porch to its original intention as a side porch. This will allow more light into the house and offer more outside enjoyment as it connects the porch to the outdoor patio area.
We can’t wait to share more information about the process and look forward to bringing this home back to its original glory.