Tour this historic farmhouse full of antiques, art and color

Poppy Slater

When artist Nellie Shepherd was looking for a new home, it wasn’t just herself and husband Andy she had to consider. She planned to run an art school so the setting and views around the house had to be picture perfect to her trained artist’s eye. And the landscape beyond had to hold inspiration for the students who in time would be arriving to paint. 

Luckily, the former farmhouse she found was beautiful inside and out – or at least Nellie knew it could be with a little work. Five years later, with the work completed the renovated house, its setting and sensitive renovation combine to create a truly special place to live.

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