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    Default Rebuilding a tower destroyed by Cromwell

    Fenton Tower, a 16th-century structure in the East Lothian section of Scotland, was restored by John Macaskill, a New York banker, and Ian Simpson, a Scottish farmer. When they were children, the two men used to play in the tower ruins, which stood on the Simpson family farm.



    A photo of the tower before restoration work began in 2000. It was built circa 1550, from local sandstone, then was all but destroyed by Oliver Cromwell and his army in 1620.






    The lower ground area of the tower castle before renovations began.









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    Fabulous job! What a difference!
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    Looks great. Fantastic job.

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    wow. i love it.
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    What a wonderful transformation.

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    That is awesome! I wonder how much $$ they had to shell out for this renovation?
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    It's a beauty!

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    they did a fantastic job on the restoration.
    it's not my style.. i think those dining room chairs are beyond ugly but i absolutely love the ceilings.

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    I guess it's OK if you are into Scottish Baronial style. I hope they have really good central heating.
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    Very nice. I love the honey colored floors/ ceiling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    I guess it's OK if you are into Scottish Baronial style. I hope they have really good central heating.
    yeah it's not really my thing. it's actually almost kitschy and disney looking, like they tried too hard to recreate a period house. you don't have to go full on museum to restore an old house, or stick 100% to one style. especially when you're doing that much restoration. it ends up looking almost fake.
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    Hate all the furniture/color scheme.

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