|Kingsland Manor: This Old House Needs A Lot of Love and Care|
THE NUTLEY TRACT
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Although the building was rated “very good” for its condition relative to its age at the time of its purchase by the Township of Nutely, much work was needed to bring it to good repair according to H.A.B.S.’s plans.
Much of the work was normal maintenance and repair made more difficult by the historic significance of the Manor. The Town does ground keeping and light repairs, but the Trust tackled the big jobs. Dormers were relocated and chimneys rebuilt and cleaned. A new wood shingle roof was installed on the house in three stages, the main and final section completed in 2005. Flashing, copper lined gutters and downspouts were added. Doors, windows, shutters and trim were scraped, painted and caulked.
The stone work was repointed, replaced and cleaned. Inside, original floors were bolstered to meet standards for public buildings. Windows and doors were replaced and the porch rebuilt.
The property was landscaped and a colonial garden with period plants added. Extensive exterior brick walkways were restored.
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