Saraceni House

Wine Cellar
Why we built the addition
Blueprints and other plans
Prep Work - late April/ early May, 2005
Demolition - May 9th, 2005
Excavation and footings - May 11 - 24
Foundation Walls 5/26 - 28
Framing 5/31 -6/23
Windows n' Such 6/24 - 7/13
Chimney, siding & interior paint 7/14 - 10/15
Completed Family & Dining Room
Completed Livingroom
Completed Master Bedroom & Bath
Completed Kitchen
some small rooms also completed
Wine Cellar
Backyard Pizza and Bread Oven
The REAL Saraceni House

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So... you remember that rock in the basement?  Let's take a little walk down memory lane, shall we?

Here it is... as first discovered

Here it is with the foundation poured...

...and here it is in the basement.

So... what to do with this cold and clammy space?  Well... here's the other elements of the puzzle:


1)      In the autumn we make wine from our vines here and with additional grapes sourced from a vineyard in nearby PA.  It’s a lot of fun for all, but takes a fair amount of space.

2)      I tend to save all the unusable scraps of wood left over from my various carpentry projects around the house.  This had created what may, in fact, have been the world’s largest collection of tomato stakes.


What to do... what to do...

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That looks better!

Room for 426 bottles... and Rachel's rock polisher

reverse view

The ceiling is flooring salvaged from the old 1980’s addition, now demolished,  all the other wood, including the door, is pieced together from scrap I had around the garage.