This 110 year old farmhouse had been abandoned, and left to the elements for 15 years.
The weather had taken its toll, but the original builders had imported American Oak, carting it across the Canterbury Plains by horse and cart. In the end, their hard work paid off. The building's structure was still in pristine shape even after such abuse. The less important, more cosmetic parts of the building had mostly rotted away, but the framing was sound.
Full restoration and renovation of the building consisted of removing all of the rotting floors, walls, ceiling & roofing; and replacing them with new materials.
The final result is a modern building in the shape and style of the original heritage farmhouse, with only some changes to the room & door layout as per the new owner's requirements.