Comfortable living in an older home

Marwan and Nancy Mansour and their children George, Marwan and Nancy Mansour and their children George, 11 and Anna, 9 outside their turn-of-the-century farmhouse in Northport. (Feb. 7, 2013) Photo Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

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An old home offers its owners a daily journey into the past -- a place where fireplaces provided heat and hot food, and exposed beams and old-fashioned lamps nestled in the ceilings.

Whether your residence celebrates a centennial or you just love the designs of long ago, the stories of the following homeowners offer insight into how to create a space that provides the charm of times gone by with all the modern amenities needed for comfortable living.

 

1900 FARMHOUSE

OWNERS Nancy and Marwan Mansour