Rue Magazine's fifth issue is pretty stellar! In it, I was struck by the beauty of an 1850s farmhouse featured in "Farmstead Restoration," (pg. 84). Photographed by Emily Gilbert and styled by Meagan Camp (who kindly provided images that didn't make the mag), the home is on 25 acres of land in Rhinebeck, NY. The abode belongs to artist Lisa Camp and her husband. For eight months, the couple lovingly restored the 19th Century dwelling that was said to be in a "near total collapse."
The Camps removed a tennis court; repaired every floor board in the home; added storm windows; reconstructed the front porch; and restored the front banister. Near the home, a barn went through a thoughtful restoration as well.
Before Christian Mundigo and his wife Braden Rhetts moved in, the barn was used as a home and a veterinary practice. The couple made sure to keep the structure's original details -- the tall ceilings, intricate moldings and wide-board pine floors -- intact. The steps that the two families took to retain the farmhouse and barn's history are incredible. I love it when I see people respect and honor the past.
Images courtesy of Meagan Camp