In 2005, we were the general contractor for the restoration of a circa 1703 home that had been deconstructed and stored in pieces in a trailer. Our team rebuilt the house, nail by authentic nail. Any floor and siding sections that had to be replaced were hand planed with blades and techniques matching the period in which the house was built. Molding was cut to replicate the original bead, and paints were blended with early 18th century hues. When complete, the house in the trailer grew into an elegant superinsulated home, with insulation tucked into deep window wells and the gambrel roof. Now surrounded by a landscape of stone, grass, and flower, this painstaking reproduction house stands as a model of historic aesthetic and modern building science.