Cleanly Colonial: Renovating a 20th-Century Farmhouse, Toxin Free

Suffering from chemical sensitivities brought on when she helped build a log home, Linda Mellen and her husband, Peter, take an early twentieth-century farmhouse back to its nontoxic roots.

In the space that was formerly the attic for the old summer kitchen, the Mellens created a guest bathroom complete with eighteenth-century beams bearing nails made by Thomas Jefferson’s nailery at nearby Monticello.
Photo By Philip Beaurline