History & Architecture

West Side of the Pasfield House

West Side of the Pasfield House

The most dramatic change to the west side of the Pasfield House by the current owner was the installation of a basement stairwell. This provides for a second access point from the outside to the basement providing safety and better basement window utilization.

All windows currently existing are original. A window (in a former bathroom) was eliminated. The boarding over of this small window allowed for better symmetry and restored the Pasfield House to its original appearance. The roof dormer on the west side of the house does not appear to be as originally constructed. Like other nonconforming architectural details of the house the changes probably were made during the apartment conversion in the 1940s.

Original West Side
Plans are underway to have an exit door and porch constructed on the west side of the house above the basement stairwell. The porch will also help hide the commercial exhaust that will run along the fascia board. This side porch will be at a level of the house just above the brick foundation and allow for a new entrance. An additional access with a compatible porch structure will bring further architectural interest to this side of the house. The lot to the west of the Pasfield House gives several options to future expansions either for additional rooms for expanding the Bed and Breakfast or for an additional parking lot if further zoning regulations make it necessary.