Remodeled Farmhouses

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Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 54,280 / 168 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.6
LoC Category: TH
Downloads: 551
Added to site: 2010.10.02
mnybks.net#: 29155
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction

There is a certain fascination connected with the remodeling of a farmhouse. Its low, raftered interior, its weather-beaten exterior, never fail to appeal. Types vary with the period in which they were built, but all are of interest.

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ed slightly in order to meet present needs. The house to-day overlooks extensive grounds and is embowered in a wealth of rambler roses and iris. It resembles the old house in its lines but shows in its remodeled form a most wonderful effect and reveals what beautiful results can be obtained by correct restoration.

[Illustration: From the Garden]

The house is named "Iristhorpe," the name being chosen by the mistress of the house, who since her childhood has taken great interest in the iris because of a fairy tale told her by her grandmother, in which the flower was supposed to be the home of the fairies.

[Illustration: The Entrance Porch. Another View]

With modern methods of living, it would have been an impossibility to retain the old house in its entirety. More room was needed, and a service department was an absolute necessity, but in its enlargement such careful attention was paid to carrying out the lines of the original type that to-day it is almost an impossibility to find wh

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