There’s something special about a white farmhouse in the snow, isn’t there? This one has been lovingly restored in Kennebunkport, Maine, and it has an interesting bit of history behind it, so let’s take a look…
The homeowner says, “This house maintains a personality, a kind of soul that needs caring for. We are just the present pulse that keeps it going.”
They wanted “the barn room” to feel old and rustic, like it had looked like that from the beginning.
According to Maine Home + Design magazine:
“Spang Builders dismantled a nearby barn that was being torn down and rebuilt it, piece by piece, into a living/dining area designed by Hans Warner.”
The house was built for a local sea captain who was in charge of writer Booth Tarkington’s schooner. They have some old photos of the captain and the farmhouse:
Wood was reused wherever possible in the remodel, including these beams in the hall:
In the bathroom, a large slab of pine acts as the countertop:
One of my favorite rooms has to be the kitchen with the wood countertops and brick fireplace:
Isn’t it lovely? You can read the article by Rebecca Falzano in the January 2015 issue of Maine Home + Design and see all the photos by Jeff Roberts there.