A New Old House Bridges the Generation Gap

Nov 18, 2022
Clopay Gallery Steel on Farmhouse

Staying true to the feeling of a century old family farm guided every decision in designing this new American farmhouse.

When a young Ohio couple decided to put down roots on this 100-year-old family farmstead, their goal was to restore the original house that their great-grandparents had owned.

Unknown structural problems hindered their plans, so they did the next best thing and built a “new, old house” with modern amenities in the exact same spot.

Chandler Farmhouse
Tearing down the old farmhouse to make way for the new.

Before Remodel

After Remodel
Before and after: The new design honors the past history of the house.

Gallery Steel Clopay Garage Door
Gallery Steel garage doors with a low-maintenance wood-look finish have a vintage carriage house feel that fits the era.

The garage is a new addition with a surprise feature: a “drive-thru” garage door on the backside that leads to the patio and backyard. It can be opened up to move lawn equipment and toys outside or serve as extra space for outdoor entertaining.

This garage door feature is becoming increasingly popular in new home construction as a convenient outdoor access point that helps help minimize foot traffic through the house – especially with families.

Gallery Steel Garage Doors
The garage has three doors – two stalls to park the cars and a third door on the back wall of the garage that opens to the patio and breezeway.

Gallery Steel Long Panel Door
The view of the third garage door from the porch. Door style: Gallery Steel Ultra-Grain, long panel design with SQ22 windows in the Dark Oak finish.

The garage doors are insulated for year-round comfort inside the garage during the cold winter months and warm summer days.

Gallery Steel Door in Winter

Chandler Farmhouse Barn Before

Chandler Farmhouse Barn After
The iconic red barn -- then and now. The Chandler property is still a working family farm.

See more photos of this project on Instagram at @chandlerfarmstead

Like the look of wood without the upkeep? Learn more about Clopay Ultra-Grain wood-look finish for steel garage doors.

Order free color samples to find out if Ultra-Grain in the right choice for your new garage door.

Photos courtesy: Andy Frame and @chandlerfarmstead.


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