Restoration of this elegant residence was—and remains—an enormous undertaking begun when the Trust accepted ownership. Restoration of the Hay House and conservation of its collections will continue for several more years. Guiding the work is a carefully developed historic structure report, a master plan for restoration and interpretation, and detailed research for individual projects.
The Trust is currently completing site research and documentation, including material analysis and archeological and climate studies. Plans also include improving handicap access, restoring five rooms on the main floor, and improving the gardens and grounds.
Eventually, the ground level and the first and second floors—the living areas open to the public—will be fully restored and interpreted.