Kathy and I built this house in 1990 as an authentic reproduction of the Richard
Dole-Little house in Annisqualm, Connecticut, which was originally built in 1670, remodeled in 1795 and is still
lived in today. It was common to name houses then and we named ours Pinehaven after the
many pine trees we planted on the property. The tree behind the flag pole, however, is an
We have very fond memories of this house and the effort it took to build. We did extensive
research on the period before we built. We tried to reproduce as much as possible in the
middle of the Sonoran desert. It has 4 Rumford fireplaces, all eastern white pine flooring,
doors with thumblatch handles, antique lighting fixtures and much more.
Click here to read an article I wrote in the late 1990's discussing
saltboxes and what it took to build this house.
These pics were taken of Cindy on Flag Day 2012 and the flag is the same one we flew during
the 6 years we lived there. It is a replica of the 1795 flag, with 15 stars & stripes,
just after Kentucky joined the union in 1792.
Pictures from when we lived there between 1990 and 1996.
The Real Estate flyer from when we sold in 1996
The Front Door. Circa sign we bought in Annapolis, Md. The
bulls-eye glass is from Ohio
The Inside Front Entry facing the Dining Room door.
The front door is ajar.
The Keeping Room. We cooked in the pot and baked in
the oven to the right. The ceiling light is touch-on. The mantle is an 8x8" beam from a
barn in southern Ohio, circa 1900. The structure beside the fireplace is called a "chimney
cupboard". The pine cupboard on the right is from Connecticut, circa 1910.
Another shot of the Keeping Room. Left board&batten
door to the upstairs, the other to the backyard
The Library. One of 4 Rumford fireplaces in the house,
built by Buckley Rumford Co in Port Townsend, Wa. All the floors throughout the house
are 12-23" wide eastern white pine from Connecticut, laid
with common cut nails in a random patten.
The Master Bedroom. I made the chair. The bed was
made in Fredericksburg, Texas. The wood is southern yellow pine salvaged from an old gin
mill in Orange, Tx. The quilt was hand-made by an Amish lady in Shipshawanna, Indiana. We
picked out the colors and Ohio Star pattern and commissioned her to hand-stitch it over the
winter and ship to us in the spring.
Another in the Master Bedroom. The blanket box is
from the Connecticut River Valley, circa 1870. The double wedding ring quilt was made by a