Farmhouse Friday: Old vs New

While these two houses were built nearly 200 years apart, both are dripping with character and feature modern amenities. Which is your favorite?

Upstate NY: Malta, NY

This 200 year old farmhouse is more like an estate – complete with a barn, carriage house, and potting shed. I love the exposed beams and wide floorboards, but the highlights of the house are the four fireplaces in the living room, dining room and bedrooms. You’ll need the extra warmth to battle the upstate winters since this property is pretty far north of our usual territory.

4 BR/3 Bath; 340 Brownell Road, Malta, NY; $549,900


New England: Harvard, MA

This Massachusetts country home was built just 20 years ago, but is made to look like it was buitl more like 200 years ago. The property offers an original antique addition and barn, but the major bones and interior of the new house were designed to match. Builders added period details like wood beam ceilings, exposed brick fireplaces, wide plank knotty pine wood floors. What do you think of the result? Were you fooled?

3 BR/3Bath; 198 Prospect Hill Road; Harvard, MA; $599,000



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