Affectionately called the 'Blue House', this iconic 1850 farmhouse was just that when first discovered: a blinding shade of blue. And the paint was about the only, well, bright spot. How bad was the rest of it? Upon seeing the giant hole excavated for the pond, the locals concluded that the city boy had finally come to his senses, as the enormous crater was obviously to be the old farmhouse's final resting place.
Blue Farmhouse, as found, virtually untouched since 1850.
The view from the pond includes an 1800s post and beam barn, salvaged in Pennsylvania and reassembled on the property.
A sunken living room opens onto a large bluestone patio and panoramic views.
Vintage soapstone sink, Viking appliances, rough-quarried bluestone countertops. Kitchen cabinets and island designed and built by Givonehome.
Kitchen, as found, July 2002.
Salvaged elements: trough sink found in a Pennsylvania steel mill and wide plank floors pulled from a collapsed barn on the property.
Two-person shower, second floor bath. The oversized bluestone slabs, quarried just two miles away, were hoisted by crane.
The barn, as viewed from the farmhouse.
Original posts, beams, wide board floors and rough roof planks define the barn interior.
Squares of bluestone, stacked like coins over a concealed steel column and threaded with thin stainless steel, line the barn patio edge.
The original hand-dug stone water well, concealed for a century, is made visible with a large pane of load bearing glass and walked across like the rest of the new stone patio, providing a unique glimpse into the farmhouse's storied past.
Lit from within, the original well casts a glow across the stone patio while revealing the water 25' below.