Farmhouse Refresh

A writer and her designer daughter transform a 19th-century abode

By Candance Karu
Photograph by Justin Levesque

It spoke to me, first in a whisper as I ran by on my regular beach loop, and then in an unequivocal shout when I saw the For Sale sign in the yard. The low-slung 1850s farmhouse with the original attached barn in Cape Elizabeth had surely seen better days. But something about it tugged at my heart.

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