The farm outside Schöneck has been in the Katrina Divine family for three generations.
She and her boyfriend Joe went there for a weekend vacation from Lancaster’s home. Then they came to the farm for a wedding, and all the time they believed that this meant their eternal home.
One problem? Farmer.
“It was a house built to go outdoors, and eventually I slept in it,” says Joe. “That’s all.”
The small room and lack of modern convenience did not cut it, especially for couples who worked at home.
Major renovations have added the latest updates such as a dining room called the “Viking Hall”, a kitchen overlooking the land, and an audio system for the entire home.Dramatic changes will be part of Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Human Innovators Home Tour.. The annual tour sees seven homes in the area and the second year is virtual. The tour will open on Saturday, August 28, as a non-profit fundraiser to renovate affordable homes for local families.
After a break during the pandemic shutdown, Habitat’s local construction site is busy.In the last year, the crew has completed the refurbishment Two houses Andrew Saley, Lancaster and executive director of a local Habitat affiliate, says.At Lancaster, the work is 400 block home renovation on East Strawberry Street We are affiliated with Thrivent Financial.
Next are two refurbishments of Lancaster. One is Howard Avenue (with the Highland Presbyterian Church) and the other is Howard Avenue. One on South Lime Street..
The 2021 renovator tour revenue goes to an overhaul of a Lime Street home allocated for a single mother and her three children, says Szalay.
Residential homes are sold to families who meet income guidelines and other qualifications. Once accepted, one householder will have to spend 250 hours volunteering and attending financial education and home maintenance classes.
Devines took the tour thanks to Charlie Yohe, the project architect for Capstone Design + Build. Yohe has been on tour since it started six years ago.
The house has been in Katrina’s family since her grandmother Trebag Lebrunas bought the property in the 1930s. Her mother moved, after which Katrina’s mother, Nanette Longenecker, grew up there. Divine investigated the history of the house with the help of the Cocalico Valley Historical Society and found that it was built before 1840.
Their construction project is ready after getting married here in 2019. Construction began in October 2020, and in March we were able to move in with two cats and a chinchilla.
Katrina describes the refurbishment by pressing the reset button on a house that hasn’t been updated since the 1940s.
“We want it to last for another 200 years,” she says.
Before the overhaul, many rooms had one outlet. It won’t fly, especially if both are working from home. Katrina, 36, is a scientist. 41-year-old Joe works in the field of technology.
No new plumbing, electricity, heating and cooling systems are visible, but with a voice-activated audio system, it makes the home more comfortable.
Kitchen for storage
The kitchen is one of their favorite rooms in the house. Katrina and Joe both love gardening, New Holland Farmers Fair For their canning.
The kitchen has a pot filler next to the stove to easily fill large canned pots. Fermentation stations such as sauerkraut are right next to the pantry. The freezer / refrigerator is divided into 50-50 pieces, which reserves space for freezing prizes.
Another highlight is the deep green tiled back splash. Mercury Mosaics Vermont Pine Tile.. Joe and Katrina loved green and fought for different shades throughout the house.
Around the corner is the dining room with high ceilings and radiant punched concrete floors. In between is a 12-foot table and fireplace made by Lancaster woodworker Jonathan Colon. Landscapes and wildlife can be seen through high windows with automatic shades.
They call it the Viking Hall: a magnificent, unique, rustic, and entertaining space.
Elsewhere in the house, there are details such as a secret door to the office and a steam shower with rainbow-colored light. There is also space for furniture that has been in this house for generations.
There is a living renovation outside. Restoration focused on sustainability and conservation. The devils still have gardens and have great ideas for reclaimed agriculture, forest management and native plants.
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