Dingmans Homestead

Remodeling Whole Residential House Renovation for Construction Between 1500 & 2500 sq ft

The owners dream to have a stone farm house was made reality with the total renovation of this ramshackle 1920’s kit house into a simple, yet classic, modern home.

The homeowner’s vision was to take this dilapidated 1920’s kit house and create a classic Pennsylvania stone farm house as a retreat for family and friends. The project is highlighted by a perfect combination of modern and efficient systems balanced with features that are historic in character and custom-built to meet the flavor of the home.

The vision became reality through a complete ‘gut out’ down to the studs leaving only the exterior walls and floor systems. The roof structure was entirely rebuilt to make it structurally sound and to raise the 2nd floor ceiling. A small addition was added for a 1st floor laundry and bathroom and 2nd floor bedroom. New high-efficiency windows and doors were installed with custom trim work. Spray foam insulation was utilized throughout to create a highly energy-efficient structure. State of the art mechanical systems were installed including a hybrid heat pump/ propane HVAC system and propane fired on demand hot water.

The small, yet open, 1st floor plan is highlighted by a custom kitchen open to the dining and living areas and the entry with its built-in shelving and column room divider and oak staircase. The main feature of the 2nd floor is the set of matching built-in captains’ beds; perfect for guests. The house’s exterior is clad in a custom mixed cultured stone veneer with raised joints that give the appearance of old stone and clapboard siding. The front porch is a stand out feature with fir timbers and custom cedar railings. The new landscaping includes a small patio, fire pit and tasteful plantings.