One day on an ordinary drive down an often-traveled country road, Suzie spied a house that spoke to her. “I’d seen this old, dilapidated house sitting in the middle of a field hundred times,” says Suzie. Even though the house was filled to the brim with junk, crowned with a big gaping hole in the ceiling, and had no stairs, Suzie saw potential. She and Stephen decided to move the cottage-circa 1903-the 30 miles or so to their river lot and begin the restoration. There was only one rule: If it came with the house, it stayed with the house.