Welcome to my door this Thursday. I’ll put the coffee on. 🙂
We live in a large two-family farmhouse built in the early 1800’s with a handsome barn on almost four acres of land.
Our daughter and her family live in the original part of the house. In the 1980’s, a major addition was completed that included more living area for the farmhouse as well as an upstairs apartment.
We bought the farm in 2004 and many DIY update projects were completed which kept the feel and history of the original farmhouse but also provided some updated conveniences.
The original door to our part of the house was on the second floor. When we took that part down to the studs, doubled the living area and added a garage, the architect moved the door to the first floor.
Then we had a large entry area that could house a sitting area for putting shoes and coats on and off, an elevator, and the stairs to the upper living area. Yes, there is an elevator. We knew that we weren’t getting any younger and might need it ourselves or for moving heavy items like furniture, groceries, and bags of wood pellets. For the past 12 years, it has been a really well appointed dumb waiter.
Upstairs, we have a large master bedroom suite, family room, eat-in kitchen with island, sewing area, and four-season porch. It is the perfect size for two retirees who don’t have a need to house visiting family.
Picture upstairs downstairs with an additional cast of characters – a dozen hens, six ducks, two goats, and two dogs. 🙂
Linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, October 26, 2017.