It's a historic Burlington farm house
that tells a 200 year old story.
"It was a 300 acre farm and the
first farmer here was Rubin Staniford, they named Staniford Road after",
says developer, Eric Farrell.
While the road remains the home is
"The challenge is to move this
building, and our new mantra is just don't drop it. It's tender, it's delicate,
so it has to be moved very carefully," says Bob Schwartz of Great Northern
Farrell is preparing the land for new
housing lots. He has hired crews to move the home rather than just tear it
down. Monday workers from Messier House Moving and Great Northern Construction
teamed up to tackle the engineering feet. Together they carefully lifted the
home, set on high-capacity dollies, and rolled it on a 200 yard journey down
"You have to thread this building
through the trees and we had about 12 inches between the trees and we had to
make a couple of final cuts on branches, but we have preserved the trees as
well as the historic wick house," says Schwartz.
The new location comes with a new
foundation, it's an amenity Farrell says was needed to help potential buyers
see new possibilities for the home. "The old foundation had low ceilings,
the basement was wet, it was a stone foundation and the house needs to be
restored and for someone to make a considerable investment into restoring the
house they want it to be sitting on a good foundation with good utility
services," he says.
The move and modern foundation come with
a price tag of close to $150,000. It's an investment Farrell hopes pays off for
him and the very old space.
"It is a painfully expensive
process, I'm not complaining, because I think in the end it will be worth the
trouble, I just hope someone comes along, sees the value in it and wants to
restore it," says Farrell.
It will take crews about a week before
the farmhouse is firmly in place at its new location.
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