Once-Neglected Chester County Farmhouse Is Now Couple’s Cozy Home

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A previously uninhabitable farmhouse in Chester County has received a major glow-up and is now a couple’s open-concept dream home, writes Eileen Smith Dallabrida for the Main Line Today

While sometimes it is easier to build from the ground up than resurrect a tumbledown house, the couple opted for the latter option because they wanted to preserve the charm and character of an older home. 

Even though the home was barely standing when they first saw it, the couple were immediately smitten by its peaceful surroundings. 

“We’d looked at a ton of places, and when we found this one, we just loved the location — how it sat up on the hill and how it looked when you drove up the drive,” said the wife. 

The interior took some major work to make it livable. Wayne’s JTA Associates created a design that allowed them to retain the large central fireplace while creating an open-concept floorplan that is ideal for entertaining. The owners also removed a lot of earth and added a large skylight and French doors to create the light-filled interior. 

Many more alterations were made to create the final product: a local farmhouse in tune with the 21st century. 

Read more about the home in the Main Line Today

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