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Heather Schlender, AIA

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Oakley Farmhouse

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After raising three generations of the same family, multiple additions and renovations, and sitting empty for years, this home needed a lot of attention.  It was built in the 1930’s as a home for farmhands and moved to its current location in the late 1940’s to house a young post-war family.

During demolition we discovered the original beadboard on the walls and ceilings as well as the original wood floors.  This provided the direction for the interior colors and finishes, shaping the space into a cozy farmhouse.  The renovation included:

· New electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems, as well as structural repairs

· Changed from 2BR/1B to a 2BR/2B without increasing the footprint of the house

· New cabinets, countertops, fixtures and appliances throughout

· Refinished the existing wood floors and installed new flooring in the kitchen and bathrooms

· New windows and siding

Photographs by Martha Kimball