It was September of last year when I walked up the hill, through the horse pastures, and my eyes landed on the heart-sinking sight of the Seven Gables Farm after it had been consumed by fire. I mentioned it on this blog then, you can see that here. The entire Milton community felt the pain and came out to offer help and support to John and Gail Bogino. It meant so much to the Boginos’ to have those thoughts, prayers and offers of help from the community.
The cause of the fire was never determined but the search for that cause did have a small impact on how quickly demolition of the old structure and permiting of the new home could begin. But they were able to get past those hurdles, a temporary residence was set up behind the old home and construction of the new home….or should I say; the rebuilding of the old home, began in January.
I’m happy to report that this past weekend John and Gail were able to finally move back into their home. Rebuilt on the exact same footprint, it’s neary identical to the home they lost, with the exception that you can’t truely re-create the portion that was a 150+ year old farmhouse. Very little of the original home was salvagable. The gazebo survived, intact, and they were able to cleanup and use the large copper venthood in the kitchen, along with one painting, a horse scene, that now hangs in the foyer. You can see these below.
Please join me in wishing John and Gail a huge ‘Welcome Home’ with many happy and safe years to come.