When Bobby and Eric found it, about eight years ago, the previous owners were flipping it after a year and had done little to undo the mashup of 20th-century alterations, which included a picture window presumably added in the 1950s. "But no views to the west," recalls Bobby, who developed a vision of what might be after walking around back and picturing sunsets enjoyed through windows that did not yet exist.
A former filmmaker who fell on good times, Bobby saw potential in the funky, well-sited farmhouse and persuaded Eric, his partner in life and in real-estate ventures, to invest in a project that would almost inevitably include wrestling with pipes and peeling up kitchen linoleum for an unexpected glimpse of the basement.
In the living room, worn barn timbers, rough-sawn pine, and brick brushed with mortar mingle with a polished concrete floor and sink-down seating.
Vintage checkerboard: Hunter BeeOrange throw: High Falls Mercantile