The last renovation of the Roff Home occured in 1941. Although the home is now undergoing a long-term renovation, no renovation work is currently being performed that will interfere with your visit to the home.
The goal of the renovation is to take this gem and restore its original luster. The picture to the right was published in a history of the area in 1895 and is the guide for exterior restoration work.
In the first five years of our ownership of the Roff Home, we first performed work that stabilized the home and stopped further deterioration. We then developed a master plan for the restoration of the home. We are now slowly executing that master plan.
Here's a samplling of what's been accomplished so far:
On the exterior:
Removal of all prior roofing and replacement with roofing that is similar in style and color to the original
Paint removal from exterior brick to expose original, unpainted brick
Repointing of exterior brick with mortar that matches the original mortar, in both consistency and color
Analysis of paint, plaster and decorative details to determine original Victorian color scheme and interior design
Restoration and repainting of exterior windows and doors
Replacement of all broken window panes with leaden glass similiar to original