It is one of my life goals to buy a little fixer-upper house and give it a makeover so I am always touched by home renovation stories. I saved (and made John read) this article from Country Living about a white clapboard farmhouse in upstate New York. The Brooklyn based couple (stylists Sacha Dunn and Edmund Levine) wanted a country retreat and found it in a dilapidated 1800 cottage in Columbia County for a mere $120,000. When they began the residence had no kitchen and one room even had a dirt floor, but after months of renovations and decorations just look what they pulled off! Below, a before + after feast!
(photographed by Dana Gallagher)