The Dramatic Transformation of This 100-Year-Old Barn Leads a Couple to Reconsider its Use

The Dramatic Transformation of This 100-Year-Old Barn Leads a Couple to Reconsider its Use

By Tim McKeough
A Quebec couple sought a backyard guest house for their adult children—and they loved the result so much that they moved in.

In 2007, Christian Élie and Marie Guillemette bought a former farm in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada, as a rural escape from their urban life in Montreal. At the time, they renovated the old farmhouse as a comfortable place to spend time with their four teenage children. 

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