Originally built in 1740s and owned by the Shippen Family (whose daughter married Benedict Arnold, one of George Washington’s most trusted generals before becoming an infamous traitor!), this early American farmhouse sits on a river with its own mill. The house had been abandoned for 10+ years in foreclosure. It was a complete gut renovation that started by stripping out many previous alterations, resulting in 30 dumpsters being hauled away. I turned it into a modern farmhouse, both comfortable and hard-wearing, with all modern-day energy efficient standards.