We are in the process of acquiring this beautiful old house that is right behind our church conversion property. Our Hermits’ Rest Enterprises group put it under contract in late November 2018. We hope to share stories of its recent and distant past, once we’ve officially closed on the property.
One thing’s for sure. Everyone who sees the Gillis House loves it. It’s easy to imagine bringing this place back to its former glory. We will be sure to bring you along as that happens.
So far we’ve:
- Met with the current owner and negotiated a price that made her life easier. We are glad to help these good folks out, and hope to continue to work with them in the future.
- Enjoyed great tours and conversation with the owner’s daughter and grandkids.
- Brought in our architectural consultant, Ken, to get ideas for careful renovations to bring the house up to code and livable again.
- Toured the space with our hospitality industry consultant, Kyle, for ideas for converting the house to another use in the future. He also gave us leads on some materials we could recycle!
At the moment, we plan a slow renovation, but you never know when we might speed it up. Check the blog for progress.