An 18th-century farmhouse in Willistown Township has been completely renovated and modernized by local architects and builders, writes Carla Westerman for The Hunt magazine.
Downingtown’s E.C. Trethewey Building Contractors performed the work on the farmhouse over a period of several years. The owner wanted to update the house for her daughter’s family, while she moved into a newly constructed, single-story home on the same property.
She worked with West Chester’s Archer and Buchanan Architects to design her new home.
“I had a good idea of what I wanted, a traditional-style home with beautiful stone that would fit well into the area,” she said.
Her new home includes a great room that opens onto a spacious covered porch, a spacious kitchen, and a master suite and study off the great room. It has also been infused with the same craftsmanship as the farmhouse, making the adjustment a little easier.
“There’s something to be said about the charm of an old farmhouse,” the owner said. Thankfully, they were “able to carry that same feel into the design of my new home.”
Read more about the restoration in The Hunt magazine here.