Historic Farmhouse Revitalization

Historic Farmhouse Revitalization

award winning home remodelThis historic green remodel project transformed a historic farmhouse from the late 1890s into a real home—durable, healthy, and energy-efficient. Over its life, the structure had served many functions: carriage house, stable, servants’ quarters, and, since the 1920s, single-family residence. The original plan was to remodel the downstairs, but as the old stucco was removed, structural problems became evident. This necessitated a total redo, with the owners insisting that the structure’s historic character be maintained.

The old carriage door bays were fitted with new, large, dual-pane windows to allow for abundant sunlight to infiltrate the entire bottom floor. Blown-in cellulose insulation and a radiant barrier also improved the overall comfort and energy efficiency of the structure. French doors and windows were installed in the kitchen, offering beautiful views of the original, still-intact water tower. Engineered oak floors grace the living and guest rooms, while tile and custom cement countertops create a modern, crisp kitchen. The cabinetry in the kitchen and the three bathrooms is from a manufacturer known for its sustainable practices and selection of materials.

Quality craftsmanship and the ability to effectively resolve the problems associated with a century of deterioration and neglect have brought life back to this historic structure, creating a beautiful and comfortable home. (Architect: DesignARC.)



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