Before & After: Farmhouse Remodel
A 1790s North Carolina farmhouse is paid the ultimate old-house compliment—its new screened porch is often mistaken for being a century old.
Making any addition to a 200-year-old farmhouse requires sensitivity to its architecture and heritage. In this beautiful North Carolina farmhouse remodel, the architect added a screened porch, creating a space that is sympathetic to the existing structure but feels like its own space. Incredible features of this North Carolina farmhouse remodel include the screened porch’s vaulted ceilings, the salvaged timber island, and the hand-forged hook-and-eye tie rod that replaces a traditional wooden support beam. Even the stonework is the result of a passion for place: The homeowner spent a year collecting stone from the property to ensure it matched the home’s original structure. Such attention to detail highlights how passionate you can be about caring for, preserving, and enhancing a beloved house. But this place is much more—a North Carolina farmhouse remodel done with this amount of love and care can only be known by one word: home.