Farmhouse Renovation & Addition
Renovation & Addition to a Main Line Farmhouse
Like many 18th and 19th-century homes, the rooms in this house were small, the hallways narrow, and the closets non-existent. We collaborated with a well-known Architect/Historian/Author to make this beautiful and well-maintained stone Farmhouse into a standard 21st-century functioning home. A detached guest cottage was connected to the main house by a large timber-framed family room, with a stone fireplace, and wide plank heart pine floors. The Southside had the family entry with an airlock/vestibule, entry closet, and hallways connecting to the master suite (the guest cottage) with a half flight of cherry stairs that lead to the original parts of the house. The kitchen was expanded, by removing a window and creating an overlook to the family room. A breakfast room, full of tall windows, was added off the kitchen to the east side, with a door to access a cool summer patio, a children's play area, and beautifully landscaped gardens. With stone and portioned mortar mix that matched so well, along with the reproduction Millwork the old and the new flow undetectably into each other. The blending of site salvaged, reused, and new materials gave the perfect patina for comfort and flow. Radiant floors, superior insulated walls and ceilings, daylighting, energy-efficient lighting, appliances, and HVAC equipment, minimized operating costs for years and years to come while maximizing comfort.