This Old House Saved!
Three families moved heaven and earth for the chance to make the fantasy of saving a house from This Old House magazine's back-page column a reality
Storied Farmstead: After
Who: Scott Pluckhahn and Keith Crosby
Where: Lithonia, Georgia
Issue: May 2012
"When I look back, we were really crazy to do this," jokes Scott Pluckhahn, fondly recalling the day he and partner Keith Crosby committed to buying and restoring the 1,200-square-foot Housworth farmhouse, just outside of Atlanta. The Georgia natives had been living in a cottage nearby when they first toured the historic home, which was for sale two years before it appeared in the magazine's Save This Old House column. "We were looking for something with an interesting history," says Scott. "We just loved that it had only been owned by one family. It looked like it was frozen in time, it was so rustic!"
Shown: In a nod to the house's origins as a farmer's cottage, the homeowners grow cotton and tobacco in the parterre garden.