The J&A Stover Farmstead
In Upper Bucks County, we were asked to guide the sensitive adaptive reuse of a Federal style farmhouse from circa 1830 and a Lake District stone bank barn from circa 1800. Our client wished to convert the farmhouse to serve as their offices for a landscape design and construction company. We reused the random coursed, ashlar stone structure and the interior organization of the five-bay wide “I” house with a center hall as they are, retained the architecturally defining features and restored deteriorated elements including the windows. We retrofit the structure with modern HVAC, electrical, lighting and plumbing systems without detracting from the historical appearance of the house. In addition, we made the 1st floor handicap accessible. Our vision allows this historic farmhouse to be saved in its original setting and be sensitively renovated to serve a business with 21st century needs.