Historical homes have a lot to offer. They have a character and heritage you just can’t replicate. Yet they’re not always perfectly suited to life in our modern world. When it comes to remodeling a home from centuries past, there’s a delicate balance between installing those services and conveniences we take for granted and preserving the very things that make these homes so special. It turns into a labor of love.
We have a project in the design phase that will update an 1800s farmhouse into its next chapter. Older homes, like this one, tell their own stories. Our clients are researching the house’s background with a historian to learn more about the place they now call home. It is believed the home was used during the Civil War. The next piece of the puzzle we have is a feature in the Cincinnati Enquirer documenting an extensive remodel and addition done in 1949, as seen in the images below.
In its next chapter, we’ll be building a new farmhouse-style kitchen that will be connected to the 1949 addition. A new family room will also be added to the side of the home. The fireplace will be converted to a two-sided unit while maintaining the beauty and charm of the natural existing stone.
To echo and honor the look and feel of the existing farmhouse, we’ll be using heart pine flooring and rough-sawn beams in the new spaces.
We’re not forgetting about the exterior, either. A new front porch will present a more welcoming entry to this historic landmark.