The couple also revived the estate’s crumbling horse barn, and it is a rustic version of the primary home. Concerned that adding insulation could remove the appearance of the construction ’s interior, a barn was bought by them and installed it.
The estate sold for $2.575 million together with Caryn Black of Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty.
A walk in fireplace graces the living room, while the dining room boasts French doors that open onto a terrace. For a more cozy ambiance, the 4-bedroom home’s library features a fireplace and picture-window views.
Take a stone farmhouse from 1810, combine it together with the best furnishings you can find at flea markets in Paris, and the result is this beautifully remodeled Colonial house outside Philadelphia.
The barn’s French windows face the lake along with the meadow, offering front-row seats to the nesting of two bald eagles who live at a grove of trees.
Michael Friezo and owners Michele remade the nearly 8-acre grounds, adding informal and formal gardens. They planted over 300 kinds of flowers in a meadow with a fire pit that overlooks a private lake.
The pleasure of watching the sun on autumn evenings is rivaled only by watching the snow fall while sitting by a roaring fire in the barn, Michele Friezo said.
A manicured wall that was floating has been set up to allow a lake view. A chandelier hangs over the bed, and supporting it is a sitting room.