There’s something about old white farmhouses that get me every time.
Anyone who knows me will tell you that I belong on a farm about as much as Eva Gabor did on Green Acres, but I love the idea of it.
Lonny magazine tells the story about Kieran and Stéphane, bought this 19th-century farmhouse on 16 acres in Acra, New York, and spent years fixing it up.
Stéphane says, “Buying a 150-year old farmhouse sounds romantic and charming, but it’s not for everyone.”
However, he adds, “I can’t think of any other projects — other than my children — that have given me as much pleasure or pride.”
This picture of what the mudroom looked like when they
bought the property gives you an idea of what they started with:
Lonny reports: “The resourceful duo redid it from the ground up, laying slate tile floor, ripping out existing cabinets, and repaneling the walls and ceiling in cedar.”
Here’s how the mudroom looks now:
They turned what used to be another bedroom into a dining room:
Next on the couple’s project list? The kitchen. I’d love to see how it turns out!
Check out the story in Lonny magazine’s October issue
(article by Sarah Storms, photography by Ball & Albanese).