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Come into this old farmhouse in New York’s Hudson Valley to find rooms inspired by those described in 19th-century novels. Owner James Coviello is a reader, a traveler, a collector of curiosities, and an appreciator of times past. He’s also a talented fashion designer whose work, like his house, is vintage-inspired and detail-oriented.
With disarming respect and gratitude, a history-minded couple describe their relocation and restoration of a late-18th-century house.
Embued with the spirits of the original family, the Italianate house on Long Island was a relic, a sentimental gateway to a time gone by, and, for preservationist Bert Seides, an object of reverence. He restored it, largely through his own labor and by leaving well enough alone.