My 100 Year Old Farmhouse Tour
In honor of the two year anniversary of moving into our home, I thought I would share it with you because it has such an incredible history! Our home is very unique because it’s one of the original houses built in Bountiful, Utah. In 1926 when the farmhouse was established, the front was originally the back, and the back was originally the front. Because of this, we named our home The Turnaround House. Another fun fact about it is that the original owners were polygamists. The first wife lived in our home, and later the husband also married the young housekeeper from England. He built her a home just up the road from this farmhouse. We feel so fortunate to be part of something long-lasting and full of history! Today I want to share with you our 100 year old farmhouse tour!
The living room is only 210 square feet and is right off the front entry to the home. It was actually the room that sold me on this house because it has a beautiful old reclaimed wood wall that I fell in love with. The living room also has the original brick fireplace and mantle from when the house was built. As an interior designer, I love when homes have history, character, and charm. This house has all of that!
The dining room is right off the living room and measures 157 square feet! We’ve had to adjust to smaller rooms in a smaller home. Another adjustment we’ve had to make in this house is the 18″ thick walls that are full of concrete and rocks. It’s very challenging hanging anything on the walls because of the concrete. We recently tried to hang a picture light and the electrician found lathe and plaster behind the sheetrock. Because the windows are set in 18″ thick walls, the only treatments we could use to minimize the distance between walls and windows was white plantation shutters.
I did a former blog post on our kitchen that you can read here.
I’ve blogged about this before, but when this home was built, public rooms (kitchen, living, dining) were built on the main floor, and private rooms (bedrooms) were upstairs. I think “master bedroom” is a loose term for homes back then. The master bedroom is only 221 square feet and shares the same tiny bathroom with the other two bedrooms upstairs (both happen to be teenage girls). Along with small rooms, the house was built with short doors. The door to the only upstairs bathroom is 5’9.” Because Andy is 6’4″ and doesn’t want to share the same bath with three females, he uses the only bathroom downstairs (he got tired of constantly hitting his head)!
Previous Turnaround House Blog Posts
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