This article from Old House Online tells the tale of a person at a crossroads in their life who takes on the restoration of an old abandoned Character Home. Bringing this 1804 home back to life was quite an undertaking, with many surprises along the way. Luckily, the owner saw the home's potential, and followed the restoration through to a beautiful finish.
Read all about the history, mysteries and details that the owner uncovered when tackling the restoration here: https://www.oldhouseonline.com/house-tours/restoring-an-abandoned-house/
Source: Old House Online