Houzz Tour: Treading Carefully With an 1820 Connecticut Farmhouse

Image courtesy of Rafe Churchill

A historically sensitive overhaul of a home in disrepair creates a bucolic New England retreat for an artist’s family

This Federal-style house in western Connecticut sat on the market for years with no takers. “I looked at it with other prospective buyers,” says architect Rafe Churchill, “but they just didn’t see the potential. It was pretty rough throughout, and the basement pretty much scared everyone away.”

But eventually, the nearly 200-year-old home found its new owners, and Churchill began the historically considerate renovation by treading softly. Read the full story HERE


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