My Country Farmhouse – Unique Century Old Properties for Sale

Here is a unique blend of Century + buildings, homes and businesses currently on the market across the Eastern parts on Canada. Each one has so much character and will offer you some great ideas if you are planning a renovation or refresh on your own property. You can see full listings for each property at

Located in my favourite town I haven’t visited yet – Lunenburg, Nova Scotia you will find this 1790 Lennox Tavern & Inn. It is the oldest British Colonial Inn to run in Canada. It has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, 9 fire places, 3400 square feet of living space and come fully furnished. It is so spectacular. At a list price of $750,000 you can find more information on this Inn at MLS® Number: 202012565.

This former church located in Seabright, Nova Scotia has undergone a serious transformation and is now a 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom home. Built in 1833 and listed for $379,900 it has a original windows, vaulted ceilings and original doors. You can see more pictures of this property at MLS® Number: 202012722.

Known as the Granville Ferry Hotel and located in Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia this 6 bedroom and 3 bathroom property is listed for $249,900. It has wood burning fire places, wood beams, hardwood floors, walk-in pantry, claw foot tubs and is just filled with charm. You can see more information and pictures for this lovely blue lady at MLS® Number: 202012633.

Located in La Cite-Limoilou, Quebec this gorgeous stone building has been converted in to condos. Built in 1800 this condo has a lovely curved staircase, wood floors, stained glass and coffered ceilings. At a list price of only $168,000 you can live in a super cool conversion. To see more pictures of this property please visit MLS® Number: 13824683.

Also located in La Cite-Limoilou this 1900 building has also been converted in to a unique condo. This 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom unit is listed for $239,000. Sit on your private balcony overlooking Old Quebec and admire the stone and brick walls that make your condo truly one-of-a-kind. You can see more pictures of this listing at MLS® Number: 10689352.

Truly one-of-a-kind. This majestic building doesn’t come with much info. It appears to be some kind of chapel… perhaps monastery? Built in 1867 it has 15 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. Listed for $2,499,000 you can see more pictures and read (very little) information on this property at MLS® Number: 11624960.

Located in Beach Meadow, Nova Scotia you can own your very own church for the low low price of only $69,900. You can see a few more pictures and read the information on this cute little property at MLS® Number: 202012799.

Located in Maxville, Ontario this charming storefront and apartment is listed for $249,000. This former general store and ice cream parlour was built in 1921 and has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. You can see more pictures and get more information on this unique building at MLS® Number: 1200245.

I hope you enjoy touring these listings. They are all so beautiful.


My Country Farmhouse – Lunenburg, Nova Scotia a UNESCO Heritage site

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While doing searches for listings in the East Coast I came across a town called Lunenburg which is located in Nova Scotia. What struck me about Lunenburg was that nearly every single property I’ve looked at is well over 100 years old and they’ve all been so incredibly preserved. Upon further inspection several listings said “UNESCO Heritage Site” something  I had only heard of briefly. So here is the description of a “UNESCO Heritage Site”

“A World Heritage Site is a landmark or area with legal protection by an international convention guarded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. World Heritage Sites are designated by the UNESCO for having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance.” Wikipedia

Old Town Lunenburg is one of only two urban communities in North America designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Seventy percent of the original colonial buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries continue to greet visitors with their colourful façades.”

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia – the facts:

Lunenburg is a port town on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. Founded in 1753, the town was one of the first British attempts to settle Protestants in Nova Scotia in an effort to displace the French colonial Roman Catholic Acadians and indigenous Mi’kmaq.

The economy was traditionally based on the offshore fishery and today Lunenburg is the site of Canada’s largest secondary fish-processing plant. The town flourished in the late 1800s, and much of the historic architecture dates from that period.

In 1995 UNESCO designated it a World Heritage Site. UNESCO considers the site the best example of planned British colonial settlement in North America, as it retains its original layout and appearance of the 1800s, including local wooden vernacular architecture. UNESCO considers the town in need of protection because the future of its traditional economic underpinnings, the Atlantic fishery, is now very uncertain.

The historic core of the town is also a National Historic Site of Canada.[2]” Wikipedia

To get ALL the facts please visit Wikipedia. It is quite a neat read.

And now let’s visit some of these historical homes and businesses that are for sale in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia:

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Listed for $475,000 / Built in 1829 / MLS® Number: 202007615

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Listed for $695,000 / Built in 1906 / MLS® Number: 202009860

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Listed for $750,000 / Built in 1870 / MLS® Number: 201910385

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Listed for $950,000 / Built in 1913 / MLS® Number: 202003888

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Listed for $599,000 / Built in 1845 / MLS® Number: 202009553

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Listed for $1,360,000 / Built in 1890 / MLS® Number: 202001254

With 61 designated heritage buildings in Lunenburg it makes its way up to one of the most historical places and one that I will have to visit.

Here is a complete list of the designate heritage sites to help plan out your future vacation:

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An excellent site to visit is which is where I found the list of heritage buildings. It has all the details of the buildings and everything you could possibly want to know about Lunenburg.

Well I hope you enjoyed taking a few minutes to learn about Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It truly is a piece of Canadian history.


My Country Farmhouse – Last Weeks Collection of Oldies

This weeks collection of old homes are absolute gems. As fast as I post the new houses they seem to be selling. This week I posted a gorgeous brick victorian on Facebook and in a couple days it was sold. As I watch the market it is clear that houses are being scooped up as fast as they are being listed in some parts of the country. To see full listings of the properties listed below please visit

Let’s start off in the East Coast – their houses never disappoint.

Located in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia this 1880’s Italianate style home was built for Edwin Bailey, a Blacksmith. It is packed with original character and charm. Listed for $495,000 it has 3 sets of stairs, a charming country kitchen, bay windows, hardwood floors throughout, claw foot tub and sitting area in the tower. To see more pictures of this little lady please visit MLS® Number: 202011685.

This traditional colourful East Coast row home located in Halifax, Nova Scotia HAS IT ALL. Built in 1874 and listed for $554,900 this home has been fully renovated from top to bottom and retains ALL the original charm. Glass front kitchen cabinets, original mouldings, light fixtures, wood floors, fire places, leaded glass doors, ornate radiators and a basement apartment for extra income. Should you feel compelled to see more pictures of a home that will not disappoint please visit MLS® Number: 202011971.

Located in Windsor, Nova Scotia this 1905 beauty is listed for $219,900. This home has original floors, multiple fire places, carved wood stairs, thick mouldings, large kitchen and claw foot tub. Not as ornate as the homes above but still a classic charmer. You can see more pictures of this home at MLS® Number: 202011949.

YES! At the top of my favourites list is this gorgeous century home. The sun room sells it for me. Black and white floors are so classical. Located in La Cite-Limoilou, Quebec for $850,000 this house has it all! Original wood wainscotting, crown mouldings, wood fire places, built-ins, hardwood floors, light fixtures and French doors. To view more pictures of this brick beauty please visit MLS® Number: 12718507.

Located in Saint-Laurent-de-L’lle-d’Orleans, Quebec is the Gosselin House. Built in 1800 this warm and cozy house boasts original wood burning oven, bread oven, wood beams, wood floors, wine cellar and views of the river. Listed for $750,000 this house has 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms. Please visit MLS® Number: 20986496 for more pictures and information on this home.

Located in Westport, Ontario this four-square brick home built in 1908 sits on 440 acres of land (own your own small town). There are many out buildings and barns on the property to start your own farm. This house is listed for $589,000 and has been fully renovated. It boasts original wood floors, wood carved staircase, claw foot tub and wood beams. To see everything this property has to offer please visit MLS® Number: 1198101.

Located in Perth, Ontario this 1900 yellow brick home is listed for $549,900. It has several original fire places, wood floors, curved staircase, wainscotting and a sun room. It also has an in-aw suite that is currently rented for extra income. For more pictures and information on this home please visit MLS® Number: 1183911.

And finally finishing off our tour of available century + homes we end in Perth, Ontario.

This 4th generation family farm is just minutes away from heritage Perth. Listed at $749,000 this stunning limestone farmhouse sits amongst several out-buildings and barns. Unfortunately there are NO pictures of the inside of the home (so we will pretend its just as charming on the inside as the outside). You can get more information on this property by visiting MLS® Number: 1141463.

I hope you have fun touring these incredible homes. They each offer something truly unique.



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My Country Farmhouse – A New Collection of Century Homes

In keeping with my weekly browsing of new listings, here are some of my top picks of available Century homes listed from Ontario to Prince Edward Island this week.  To see full listings please visit

Located in Iroquois, Ontario this beautiful home circa 1891 is listed for $345,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a two car garage, hardwood floors, large sun room and eat-in kitchen. This house needs some updating but has SO much potential. To see more pictures and the full listing please visit MLS® Number: 1196057.

You can find this unique property in Maxville, Ontario. This church was built in 1925 and is currently listed for $215, 000. Now, it clearly isn’t a house – but just imagine how neat it could be to transform this space in to something amazing. It has original kitchen cabinets, pews, folding wood and cast iron chairs. Visit MLS® Number: 1195812 to see more pictures and get the details on this unique building.

Another super unique church conversion located in Saint-Telesphore, Quebec. This 1925 church has two bedrooms and one bathroom and is listed for $299,000. There is so much detail in the millwork through-out. Wood flooring, stained glass and large chandeliers add so much character. You can get more details on this property at MLS® Number: 11438579.

This stunning 1904 home is located in Massueville, Quebec with a list price of only $173,000. This fully renovated farmhouse has original wood floors, claw foot tub, wood beam, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a garage (which looks like an old barn). You should take a look at this house. It has been lovingly restored in all the right ways. You can see the rest of the pictures at MLS® Number: 25842961.

This 3 storey Victorian mansion is located in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. At a list price of $595, 000 every original detail has been well preserved from the exterior of the house straight into the home. Wood floors, several fire places, farmhouse kitchen with butler pantry, wide moldings  and some original lighting. Take a look at this property by visiting MLS® Number: 202010608.

Located in L’Assomption, Quebec this 1895 home is listed for $439,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, breathtaking wood work through-out, tin, coffered and shiplap ceilings, stained glass, and repurposed dressers turned in to vanities.  This home was and still is a showstopper. To see more pictures of this property please visit MLS® Number: 19871944.

Known for its incredible limestone properties this 1846 beauty can be found in Kingston, Ontario. It has everything you can imagine from wood beam ceilings, wide wood plank flooring, large brick fire place plus two additional fire places and eat-in kitchen. Listed for $579,000 you can find more pictures and details at MLS® Number: K20003282.

This colourful church conversion is adorable. Located in Dayspring, Nova Scotia at a list price of $250,000 this 1820 home has two bedrooms, one bathroom, original wood floors, stained glass and a landscaped yard for outdoor entertaining. It really is a must see if you like colour. Please visit MLS® Number: 202010719 to see all the pictures and full listing.

Located in Fredricton, New Brunswick the McQueen-Fergusson house is listed for $385,000. At 230 years young this house has 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a view of Saint John river, an ornate curved stair case, library and sun porch. To see more pictures of this charming old lady please visit MLS® Number: NB044656.

I hope you enjoyed taking a tour of these incredible homes. They all tell a little history lesson.


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My Country Farmhouse – Prince Edward Island Heritage Homes

Prince Edward Island has some of the most spectacular views in the country. No matter where you are on the island you will not be disappointed. It also has some of the most incredible century homes. Some with turrets and towers, rare island sandstone homes, mansard roofs and architectural styles of homes in bright east coast colours.

Here are some beautiful homes that you can find on Prince Edward Island: (Please visit for full listing details and photos)

This flat-iron design home was built in 1894 and can be found in Souris, PEI. It is a two-unit home listed for $159,000. The interior of this home is unique and could probably use some personal touches and character brought back. But the potential is great with that affordable price tag. You can find more information on this listing at MLS® Number: 202007529.

Located in Georgetown, PEI this home was built in 1915 by Ship Captain Stephenson. It has 9′ ceilings, Douglas fur thought-out, maids quarters, a north and south sunroom and  carriage house. Not to mention a pretty amazing kitchen sink. You can see more amazing pictures of this beautiful home at MLS® Number: 202009790.

This 3400 square foot home is located in Murray Harbour, PEI and was built in 1878. It has original wood floors, a hidden staircase, claw foot tub, and an attic that is ready to use as a great studio or bedroom. It has a list price of $249,900. You can find more information and pictures of this old lady at MLS® Number: 202008783.

This incredibly rare PEI Sandstone house was built in 1860 from a nearby quarry and can be found in Hamilton. It has been in the Ramsay family for 6 generations. It has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, 24′ thick walls, water views and sits on 1.21 acres of land. This home is listed for $319,900 and you can find more pictures and details at MLS® Number: 202007793.

This breathtaking 4500 square foot home is located in Summerside, PEI with a list price of $449,000. This 103 year old home has original wood trim and wainscotting, hardwood floors, a window bench seat on the middle landing, and double car garage. Mini mansion? Sure looks like it. You can see more pictures and read more information on this home at MLS® Number: 201913287.

I don’t usually copy and paste the full details of a property however this home has such a great history. And so here are the details as written on the MLS listing at “Offered for sale is the Battersby Farm House, home of the Battersby sisters, well known local farmers. This home originated near the shoreline of St. Peters Bay. Sometime more than 100 years ago it was moved across the farm where it stood for more than 100 years near St. Peters Rd. In 2001 the present owners moved it back to the shoreline at the back of the farm and undertook a massive renovation. Today it is one of the most impressive farm homes in P.E.I. dating back to the colonial era. The home sits on five lots next to St. Peters Bay. The mansard style roof is typical of construction in 1870-1880. Today this home is thoroughly modern throughout & offers gracious bay side living in a private setting. It is being sold with most furnishings and contents. Forty minutes to Charlottetown there is nothing else like it on the market in eastern P.E.I.” Listed for $399,000 you can see more pictures of this gem at MLS® Number: 202008352.

I hope you enjoy your tours of all these incredible Prince Edward Island homes. They definitely deserve a look.


My Country Farmhouse – Sunny Century Homes

There is something so happy about the colour yellow. It’s warm, inviting and cozy.  Whether on the inside of the house on the walls, the exterior siding or simply a hit of yellow on the front door. You can’t help but feel like smiling when you see it.

Here are some sunny century homes to brighten your day: (please visit for full listings)

Located in Temiscouata-sur-le-lac, Quebec this gorgeous yellow home was built in 1928 and is currently listed for $274,500. It has a 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms (B&B potential). It has warm wood features and amazing repurposed bathroom vanities through-out. For more pictures and information on this property please visit MLS® Number: 14017000.

Located in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia this spectacular yellow house was built in 1845. It is a show stopper. With 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a bar, original wood flooring, and brick fire place. At a list price of $599,000 you can find more pictures and information on this home at MLS® Number: 202009553.

This 1888 home is located in Saint-Jacques-le-Mineur, Quebec for a list prince of $379,000. It has 4 bedrooms and one bathroom, original hardwood floors, claw foot tub, brick fireplace and wood trim through-out. Please visit MLS® Number: 25944473 for more pictures and information.

Located in Hillsborough, New Brunswick this cute country farmhouse sits on 9.74 acres and has multiple out buildings, horse stalls and breath taking views. You have to see the interior pictures. It has original wood through-out, painted furniture, bead-board ceilings, claw foot tub and so much more. Listed for $249,500 you can find the pictures and information at MLS® Number: M128660.

This 1912 B&B is located in Kempt, Nova Scotia at a list price of $415,000. It has 12 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms, indoor pool, diner style kitchen, a self-contained 2 bedroom / one bathroom apartment and and library. Please visit MLS® Number: 201927377 for more pictures and information.

This is such a neat property. Located in Yarker, Ontario at a list price of $399,000 this 1904 building is known as the former Waterfall Tea Room. It sits on the Napanee River with absolutely incredible views. This is perfect for a live-work investor. Cafe, gallery, antique store – skies the limit. There is a residential unit on the upper floor. You can see more pictures at MLS® Number: K20003047.

I hope you enjoy taking a virtual tour of each of these properties. They are all truly one-of-a-kind.


My Country Farmhouse – Spectacular East Coast Inns

With the economy at a complete halt it was no surprise to see many Inn’s or large family homes for sale. These businesses rely on people coming and going (mostly during the warm season) which means they don’t often make money during the winter. Insurance, hydro, heating, land taxes and running costs on an empty property will simply overwhelm these independent businesses so quickly. And in the end – they will feel they have to fold. I hope that is not the case for any of these beauties.

Here are some of the Inns I’ve found over the last couple of days while watching the real estate market: (please visit to view the listings)

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Located in Tusket Nova Scotia at a list price of $228,000 this house was built in 1856.  It has 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. It sits on 11 acres of mostly wooded land. There is a workshop/stable and a separate studio over the garage. This house can easily be left as a single family home or play host on Air BNB or Inn. You can see more pictures at MLS® Number: 201926033.

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This 8 bedroom 4 bathroom house is located in Yarmouth Nova Scotia for $498,000. This place is large and retains all of its 1868 charm and character. Wood detail throughout, marble fire places, hardwood floors and a curved staircase are just so dreamy. There is a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment over the workshop which means you could live and work on the property. This would be a lovely inn.  You can see all the pictures of this beautiful house at MLS® Number: 201923261.

Built in 1874 this gorgeous heritage house is a turn key B&B. Located in Yarmouth Nova Scotia for $799,000 this home has 8 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. It retains all the original character with crown moulding, hardwood floors, multi-level curved wood staircase and some original wood trim. You can see more pictures of this house at MLS® Number: 202007126.

Known as The Turret this 1869 Queen Victoria home is located in Annapolis Royal Nova Scotia. It has a list price of $459,000. This established B&B has 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms and is being sold furnished. It has a separate living quarter for the owners on site. Live and work from home. This house is worth taking a look at. You can find more pictures and information on the Turret at MLS® Number: 202008232.

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Located in Annapolis Royal Nova Scotia for $624,900 The Garrison House was built in 1869. It has 7 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms as well as an owners quarters. It has 3 dining rooms, a bar area and parking for 10 cars. This Inn offers more than just a place for people to sleep. Imagine events taking place in one or more dining rooms. You can see more information on this incredible home at MLS® Number: 201916700.

Aged to perfection – The Bailey House was built in 1770. This truly is a piece of Canadian History. Located in Annapolis Royal Nova Scotia for $850,000 this B&B has 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. For the complete history on this Georgian beauty visit To see more pictures of this stunning 250 year old house please visit MLS® Number: 201916699.

Located in Bear River Nova Scotia for $299,000 this home has been operating as an Air BNB. There are 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, studio apartment, and tons of preserved wood detail. It has over 5000 square feet of living space to accommodate a lot of happy guests. You can see more pictures and get more information on this property at MLS® Number: 201919819.

I hope you enjoy taking a tour of the properties I’ve listed above. I know I wouldn’t mind living in any one of these homes and playing host.

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My Country Farmhouse – All About the Mansard (Nova Scotia Edition)

What the heck is Mansard? A mansard or mansard roof (also called a French roof or curb roof) is a four-sided gambrel-style hip roof characterized by two slopes on each of its sides with the lower slope, punctured by dormer windows, at a steeper angle than the upper.

Here are some super cute Mansard style properties located in Nova Scotia. You can find these listings at

Absolutely the cutest little house for only $97,500. This would be the cutest summer home. Located in Osbourne Harbour Nova Scotia this little Second Empire house was built in 1882. This house once belonged to Captain John King who along with his brother, owned a Schooner that sailed out of the harbour to Jamaica, trading salt cod and hay for rum and rope. Check out this little gem at MLS® Number: 201923666.

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Is my age showing? Built in 1892 this Second Empire home located in Salmon River Nova Scotia is listed for $115,000 but really needs an overhaul inside.  Bring me to life!  You can find more information and see the interior pictures at MLS® Number: 202003920

Hope you’ve enjoyed learning about a Mansard roof. Now you can point them out to everyone you see.



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My Country Farmhouse – Ye Old Churches

How cool would it be to do a church conversion? SO COOL! Here are some churches that are currently for sale in Canada (Yes I’ve expanded the search).  You’ll want to see these. They can be found at

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Located in Campbell’s Bay Quebec this church was built in 1958 ( I know – not quite 100 years old yet) but it is only listed at $90,000.  It already has a kitchen and bathroom that you’ll want to renovate but at that price tag this could be a fun project. You can find more pictures of this little guy at MLS® Number: 16152713.

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Check out that view!  Located in St. Mary’s River Nova Scotia this little church is just waiting for someones creativity to take over. Cottage? Air BNB? Second home? This cutey was built in 1914 and is listed for $172,000. It sits on 4.2 acres and has 700 feet of waterfront – luxury. You can find more information at MLS® Number: 5117131.

Stay tuned for more inspiring properties.


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My Country Farmhouse – Ontario Gems Part 4: Anything But Brick

It’s time to show love for the houses that are not made of brick or stone. Perhaps they are log, wood siding or more commonly now – vinyl siding.  These houses are just as charming and generally have at a slightly lower cost (if you decide to you’re ready to buy). Take a peak at these properties at for some inspiration.

Located in Renfrew Ontario this 1875 log cabin is one of the most spectacular transformations I’ve seen.  This cabin has been well thought out and keeps all of the rustic charm with all the modern comforts of a luxury hotel.  The beautiful floating steel and wood stairs, traditional wood beams, open concept kitchen, living and dining room and a luxurious bathroom with stand alone tub. Listed at $279,000 can be found at MLS® Number: 1188391

Located in Stone Mills Ontario this beautiful blue home has all its original features. Wood ceilings and beams, hardwood floors, wood burning cook stove, screened in porch, 3 season sun room, and a tire swing.  This house is cozy and warm and sits on between 1 and 3 acres of land. Listed at $399,000 you can find this gorgeous house at MLS® Number: K20000495

This white 1900s home is located in Campbellford Ontario on a nice street in town and is listed at $299,900.  It has been updated over the years but needs some TLC. It has an unfinished attic with tons of potential (studio, library, master bedroom). The exterior of the house will need some love to bring it back to its glorious self. You can get more information on this little gem at MLS® Number: 252827

Stay tuned for more incredible Century old farmhouses

*If you have any before and after pictures of a Century old house that you’ve been working on please feel free to send some pictures and I will do a post to inspire others who follow this blog