The property where Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse now sits was purchased as a vacant parcel by an antique-collecting couple many years ago. They had located the land, now they wished to design just the right home to house their antiques. After reviewing many plans and architectural styles over 3 years, the couple still had not found an acceptable plan.
Originally from the East Coast, these antique collectors had heard how people were starting to purchase old farmhouses and moving them closer to the city to use as recreation rooms or even as part of a new home. They then thought if you could move an old barn 50 miles on a truck, why not keep it on the truck for 3000 miles across the country to California?
Thus the concept of the Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse began. First the main structure came from New Hampshire, a 1700’s barn/farmhouse that now makes up the grand room, breakfast area, kitchen and library loft. Then a timber home from West Virginia became the master suite and den. Later, a cabin from Tennessee was added to become the dining room – in 18th century Appalachia an entire family would have co-habited these close quarters. The sun room and guest house were added in the original style of these buildings.
To make the process completely authentic, each structure was disassembled and the individual timbers numbered and labeled before being shipped across the country. On arrival, the pieces were re-assembled in sequence and using original 1700’s construction techniques and materials. The end result was so special that it has since been featured in Architectural Digest and Country Living magazines, and continues to be used in photo shoots for major brand catalogs.
Today, the current owner has carefully furnished and decorated the Farmhouse with period pieces and antiques that are as authentic as the structures themselves, making the property truly one-of-a-kind.