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Federal-Style Retreat

A dilapidated 1830s clapboard is transformed into a tailored home with a modern spin.

The restored Federal-style façade of this Port Hope, Ontario home is accentuated by a buttery yellow hue that sets off its pretty clapboard, original to the house. The plantation-style verandas on the side of the house add Southern charm.

Watch a video tour of this restored home. Plus, see other luxurious country houses in our Grand Country Houses photo gallery.


  • Photographer: Michael Graydon
  • Source: House & Home February 2010 issue
  • Products: Porch construction, Clutterbuck Construction; dropcloths (for curtains), Canadian Tire.

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