Older homes have a character that often is impossible to replicate. A 200 year old home has traces of daily life so different from our world today. That sense of history is what makes living in an old home wonderful. I once owned an 1865 schoolhouse that a friend and I converted into a weekend home. Some naughty children carved their initials in the siding over a hundred years ago and we treated those carvings with great reverence when the schoolhouse was painted. Along with the unique details of old homes come issues both internal and external. A rural farm house next to a dirt road sometimes ends up next to a highway, or an addition which made sense to a previous owner seems out of place in the present.
Our clients had a stunning view over an existing pond, but the room that had the best view did not work well or match their existing period home. We worked to give them a place to enjoy the view which felt comfortable with the rest of the house.