Take a farmhouse from the 30's, don't do any work after 1953 and abandon for a few years...
...add a million dollars over six months, and it's an all new old estate. (composite pix)
A ballroom was added behind the old farmhouse in 1953 - the reason for preserving and restoring the home.
We made the ballroom the new living room, and added a formal dining room to connect the old farmhouse to the new living room.
The dining room and servant's wing, opposite the ballroom, was moved behind the new living room.