When interior designer Kim Morgan and her husband Kirk were searching for their dream home, they never thought they would find two of them. The couple found their unique property in rural Phoenixville after 15 years of searching, writes Paul Jablow for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
“They don’t come on the market very often,” said Morgan. “And we fell in love with it immediately.”
A pair of farmhouses built a century apart, Morgan was determined to bring them together in a marriage of both history and modernity. Sitting on 10 acres with natural springs and a pond was a structure built in 1833 and another built in 1995. While their stone exteriors made them look like sisters, the similarities stopped there as Morgan found the interiors to be quite different and difficult to merge.
Yet that didn’t stop the couple from taking on the heavy task of cosmetic construction needed to make it work. While most of the work was done to make the 1995 piece look like a modern version of its 1833 counterpart, they also upgraded the bathrooms in the historic structure and renovated the studio there.
Plenty more renovations took place outside as well, including turning the lower level deck into a covered porch to maintain the standards of a traditional Chester County farmhouse.
Morgan still wants to do some odds and ends jobs, and looks forward to what the future brings: “I never know what will be behind a wall when it is taken down.”
Read more about the Phoenixville farmhouses in The Philadelphia Inquirer.