“A rustic 130-year-old property finds new life as a private refuge for local home improvement specialist Amy Matthews and her son"

Amy Matthews is an expert when it comes to older properties and what they can offer to potential homeowners. It was with this eye that she discovered a 4.5-acre farmstead nestled away in the St. Croix River Valley. Once home to a small dairy farm in the late 1800s, it was full of potential, boasting an old farmhouse, a classic red barn, a tiny milk house and a workshop/storage area. The buildings were dilapidated and in need of much work, but Matthews was enamored by the privacy the wooded slopes provided and recognized that it had something special that could not be replicated.

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