December 04, 2017
Saved from Abandonment: A Historic Hudson Valley Farmhouse Receives the Ultimate Makeunder
For most people looking for a country getaway, a derelict 1830s farmhouse that had been abandoned for the past 40 years might appear a little too distressed. But for New Yorkers Don Howell, an artisan furniture maker, and his partner, Ray Camano, the home’s “oxidation and decay” were part its charm. (The 40 acres of woods, meadows, and streams that came with it may also have been part of the draw.) “We wanted something that hadn’t been renovated or polished,” they say. So when the couple bought the eyebrow style colonial home, they set out to preserve as much of its rough-hewn character as possible....
Photography by Justine Hand for Remodelista.