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“This old house has so much of my life story in it,” remarks long-time owner, Anne Gossett-Worthington of her 18th Century Stone Mill home located along the meandering Dead Run Branch in Historic Frankintown, the 21st designated Historic District in Maryland.
“When Fred put his mind to something, I knew to get out of the way,” laughs Anne of her late husband’s decision to take on the suffering Grist Mill they happened on over 50 years ago. “We both fell in love with it, really,” she adds, “the rugged history between the stones and the down-home river-side setting just outside of the City…It found its way into the fabric of each of us,” she nods.
Anne recalls few days without work, especially early on when the renovation was more significant. She tells tales, though, of how the work was mostly as pleasing as a day of rest and how gratifying the restoration really was.
“We certainly put a lot into the house,” remembers Anne, “we worked quite a bit on the design of the guest-house and garage, too,” She adds. “ But it was the gardens, the paths and the walkways and how I wanted it to feel all around that took me over.” she says, trailing off at the end.
“I imagined my very own English garden,” she perks up with a start, “and all of a sudden, forty years later, its true!”
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