Preservation of the Past

Historic farmhouse green remodel

We succeeded in meeting the needs of a working farm, preserving the historic character of the home and conserving energy using green technologies.

Preservation of the Past remodel and addition

The Project

The original ca. 1875 Italianate-style farmhouse was built from the walnut trees on this Manchester farm. The home had lots of character but was lacking in modern conveniences, like closets and insulation. Our clients’ focus was to modernize their home and make it as resource efficient as possible, while staying true to the original Italianate design aesthetic.


A full remodel of this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home included a new addition (kitchen, library, family room, master suite, mudroom, laundry room) that quadrupled the total square footage and added a three-car garage.

Lead Designer

KSF Architects

Project Manager

Joe Scanlon

Preservation of the Past remodel and addition
Preservation of the Past remodel and addition
Preservation of the Past remodel and addition


Item Material
Cabinetry Meadowlark custom cabinetry throughout
Countertops Granite
Flooring/Time Quarter sawn white oak flooring, tile, marmoleum
Siding/Trim Fiber cement siding and painted cedar trim
Foundation ICFs (Insulated Concrete Forms) on new addition
Insulation SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) for roof and walls in new addition, spray foam and rigid foam on existing exterior walls
Other Geothermal heating and cooling. Radiant floor heat in basement slab.