Farmhouse Addition, Craftsbury, Vermont

A couple has brought a magnificent farm in northern Vermont back to life; the nearly intact ca. 1880 farmhouse was paneled in butternut and even has a lead bathtub. The adjacent carriage barn had been converted to an apartment in the '70's, however, and needed to be totally refurbished.

The carriage barn was integrated into the house and the main entry moved to a new addition. The lower level became a large kitchen and family room. A new fireplace with wide pine paneling was used to separate the spaces. The kitchen, with soapstone counters and custom cabinetry, looks out over the meadow.

Elsewhere in the house, a '70's sunporch was completely rebuilt with double-hung windows and beadboard. The house's exterior was completely restored, and the owners lovingly refinished all the historic interior finishes.

For Further Reading:

"Something Old, Something New" by Nancy E Berry

New Old House Magazine - Summer 2008

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