The Sound House

by on May.29, 2012, under blog

The Sound House at 16 1/2 Mill Lane was in a former life a garage but prior to that it was used as an outbuilding to hang the sounds of fish for the end use in manufacturing isinglass.

“Isinglass is a substance obtained from the dried swim bladders of fish. It is a form of collagen used mainly for the clarification of wine & beer. It can also be cooked into a paste for specialized gluing purposes. Isinglass was originally made exclusively from Sturgeon, especially Beluga sturgeon, until the 1795 invention by William Murdoch of a cheap substitute using cod. This was extensively used in Great Britain in place of Russian isinglass. The bladders, once removed from the fish, processed and dried are formed into various shapes for use.”*

Further down by the Pond Rueben Norwood, Karl’s great, great grandfather cut ice at the Mill Pond and housed it in the ice house which has since burned down. The Sound House was used for the hanging and drying of cod until it was converted to a garage during the advent of the automobile. In more recent times the garage was then further converted to a guest studio aptly named The Sound House”.

Over the past sixteen years it has had several iterations of improvements with the most recent being accomplished three years ago with an updated kitchen and bathroom. The cottage i.e. The Sound House still retains a working fireplace and along with the addition of a lovely bay window drinks in the views of the ocean. Decorated in a Martha Stewart/nautical theme with all of the comforts of home, a vacationer may enjoy wireless internet, flat screen tv and the conveniences of modern day life in a jewel box vacation studio within a two minute walk to Front Beach.

Surrounded by historic graveyards, an old English appearing lane with glowing lights from the lantern at the fronting graveyard – you have come back in time when life was simpler, peaceful and reflective. A perfect place for “two” and best of all, you can bring Baxter, Bailey, Max, Montoro, Sherma and Finigan as we are pet friendly!

*Facts in quotes were taken from the Wikipedia web site.

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