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  • Living Legacy: Creating a Family Home in a Historical Mansion
  • 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.
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    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.

  • The Childhood Dream Home Turned Dream Come True