Real Estate

November 13, 2012

Renovation saves old farmhouse

Imagine living simply in a nearly century-old home that combines charm with energy-efficient green-building technology. Wide, old-growth pine floors in the upstairs bedrooms and radiant-heat polished concrete floors in the downstairs living rooms and kitchen. A wood stove and room-by-room zone heating and cooling and a tankless hot water system. Original bead-boarding and 10-foot ceilings upstairs and down, yet with and spray-foam insulation and low-E casement windows. Put that 1922 farmhouse on five acres in a bucolic rural setting with a quarter-acre garden and outbuildings for chickens and other animals. And, of course, surround it with a solar fence.

Related content


Editor's Choice Videos