Stone house with "hollow" sounding exterior walls
In my escapade of looking for an old house to call a new home, I came across one I really like. Its stone on a poured concrete foundation, circa 1900 - built by a contractor (and the front porch is steel/concrete).
BUT - when you tap on the interior of the the exterior walls there is a distinct hollow sound. Not as void as in a balloon framed house, but nonetheless, hollow. Where the stone chimneys are the sound is totally solid (they are within the walls and plastered over).
Someone suggested that the interior was furred out and lath and plaster added. In another old house I had once upon a time (1893) plaster was put directly on the solid brick exterior walls - thats what I was expecting in this house.
Could it be a balloon framed home with stone "veneer" ? or something else?