A House in Rhinebeck
Before artist Lisa Camp and her husband renovated their 160 year-old farmhouse in Rhinebeck, a small village in the Hudson Valley in upstate New York, they discovered numerous surprises – some delightful, some not. A snake nest in one of the upstairs bedrooms and a raccoon’s den in the attic were among the unfortunate finds – as was a list of repairs longer than the average measuring tape! On the upside, quirky treasures such an old class ring, an original Doors album from 1968 (still in its packaging) and a child’s name carved into the one of the window frames gave the house a happy spirit.
Looking at these beautiful photographs below, it is difficult to believe that the house was in shambles when the couple purchased it in 1999. Only four families in its century-and-a-half history have called the address home and its current residents have achieved the perfect balance of comfort and style by bringing a youthful energy to the place without compromising its architecture. Bright rooms are kept that way through the use of light neutrals and uplifting hits of colour. A balance of modern and traditional elements keeps the spaces vital and prevents them from slipping into stuffy-farmhouse territory. Enjoy this little tour of their home!
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