Follow along as we tour this gorgeously renovated stone farmhouse that dates back to 18th century, and how my love for old-world charm and all things French Country began with this stony piece of history.
Welcome to the first home renovations tour of 2019! I am so excited to share this particular home with your as it is near and dear to my heart. As mentioned in Designing Our Forever Home (read it here) my love for old world charm started with the years of growing up on my grandparents’ farms, both of which dated back to the 18th century. One of these farms belonged to Oma and Opa (German for gramma and grampa).
In the ’70s, my grandfather set out to find an old stone farmhouse to move his family of four into. He knocked on doors, watched for ads, and found this old beauty.
The original log cabin was built in 1763 and then the main farmhouse was added on in 1790.
As you can see at one time the house was covered in plaster and questionable if it even was stone.
But off the plaster came and . . . voila . . . beautiful centuries old stone.
My grandfather bought this stony piece of history in 1972 and began the process of bringing it back to life. The price tag for this home and adjoining 100 acres in 1972 . . . $90,000. Can you imagine?!
Renovated Stone Farmhouse – The Property.
Renovated Stone Farmhouse- Let the construction begin!
That original log house took some work. My grandfather would have been entirely justified in tearing it down, but in true Fixer Upper fashion, he went to work bringing this 200 year old historical gem back to life. I am so glad he did because it became my favorite place in the whole house.
Checkout these old windows.
Join us next time to see the inside of the renovated stone farmhouse before tour part 2!