Building a Home for the Holidays

Featured, Custom
Jun 24, 2020

by Kinsley,

Kinsley’s Custom team was tasked with renovating the Sand Hill Farmhouse in Conestoga, Pennsylvania, to blend its traditional look with modern touches. The farmhouse, originally built in 1782, had a 1,626-square-foot addition that was constructed in the 1980s. 


Our work began with demolishing that existing addition in order to rebuild a new 3,900 square-foot, two-story space featuring: 

  • Three-seasons room 
  • Modern kitchen 
  • Great room with a masonry fireplace and timber-framed beams 
  • Mudroom with lockers, a dog wash area and kennels 
  • Three-car garage 
  • Loft area
  • Media room 

In addition to the new space, the project included renovations to create closets and an updated full bathroom in the home. Crews also converted the existing kitchen into a gun room, and the existing sewing room into an office with a powder room.


The house received a 1,000 gallon LP tank, which was buried in the island in the driveway, and a generator to provide electricity during power outages. Lastly, new wells were drilled for a geothermal heating and cooling system for the addition and renovated space.

To blend the existing farmhouse with the modern addition, our team saved all of the slate from the demolished building to mix in with new slate for the roof. We also delivered updated exterior finishes to complement the existing architecture.


With a scope including new construction and renovations, our team was able to complete this project by December 23, 2019, just in time for the family to enjoy their new space for the holidays. Congratulations to the entire project team for delivering quality work!




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