Old House, New Look – Metamorphosis of a village showplace

PineStraw Magazine By Deborah Salomon Photographs by John Gessner Hundred-year-old houses like Red Gables harbor mysteries, secrets. Who (or what) was Ailsa, the name on the gate shingle — a girl or the islet off Scotland? What is known about the people who autographed boards — one dated 1918 — uncovered during renovation, now framed…