Before: Stair Hall in Ackerman Farmhouse by Fuller/Overby Architecture

Before & After: Old Beams Meet a New Metal Staircase in a 1700s Farmhouse in New Jersey

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Before: When Clément and Eleonora bought the home, the lower level had been kept intact, while the upper two floors, where the remodel was focused, had been extensively changed in the ensuing centuries. "I wouldn’t necessarily say the beams caught our attention right away because they almost looked decorative, as opposed to integral to the structure," says Fuller. "They were so obscured and so messed with, they felt like a ‘ye olde country feature.’"