The FarmhouseWork In Progress
This historic Farmhouse needed some rejuvenation and updating after serving a local family in the Farming Industry for decades. My clients fell in love with the landscape and the charm of the home and its great bones. Looking forward to years of family getaways and rural experiences, their family wanted to make it their own reflecting their personalities, taste and lifestyle.
The project is a 2 phase plan with Major improvements to the well and septic systems, roofing and a number of safety updates. An original addition to the Rear of the house was under utilized previously and it was important to the homeowner to make this a livable space with two bedrooms and a laundry room /mud room.
With the addition being almost as old as the home, it lacked some modern amenities so it was decided to take it back to its original bones in an effort to update all of the electrical, structure, and insulation. Importance was placed on maintaining as much originality as possible and we kept all of the old 10 and 12 inch floor beams (log timbers) as well as the structural members in place.
With a little added help from some new framing, the old charm was salvaged and maybe even improved. We utilized government rebates where possible in the upgrade process. Spray foaming the entire addition as well as the old Limestone Foundation beneath the main house. The benefits of this will be reaped for many years to come. Coupled with new, thermal pane, Lo E windows, the home is sealed nicely to keep the warmth of the wood stove in the house. Upgrades were made to the heating and cooling system throughout the home and the building was prepared for Phase 2 which will include updating the main home further after the owners have had an opportunity to spend more time in the home to better establish exactly what their needs will be.
Landscaping has been completed to open up the view over the acres of rolling fields behind the home and the forest and creek beyond. New windows were added to take advantage of this feast for the eyes. As our project moves toward completion, the feel of the home has evolved from Charming usefulness to dignified playfulness. I think it will be a place of peaceful adventure for the family. A place where the focus is on family and enjoyment without the frustration of troubleshooting many of the challenges that come with owning a historical home.
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