One of our favorite things to do in the evenings is to take the dogs for a walk in the pasture.
The trails lead down to the vegetable gardens and back up to the house.
I am adding wildflowers to the sides of the trails so I can gather flowers as I walk.
Ok, if that doesn’t just make you want to be her BFF or better yet, grab your dog & move right in!
That is Cynthia Weber, of Cynthia Weber Design, leading you down her garden path and back for a stone farmhouse tour.
Today I am sharing the home of this hardworking, creative designer, master restorer and delightful person with you!
Cynthia & her talented husband Kent are the owners, shall I say stewards of, Bannock Burn 1878.
Since October 17th 2014 Cynthia & Kent have worked their magic tirelessly to revive, restore & refresh this historic stone home.
The first owner of Bannock Burn 1878 was James McFarlane (1833-1899). Born in Perthshire and educated in his native Scotland, McFarlane immigrated to Canada in 1856, and shortly after his arrival located to the empty lot where the stately stone house now sits. In 1861 he married Eliza Stewart, and they had five children: Eliza Ann, Jane, Agnes, John and Isabella. In 1878, after two years of hard labor, the remarkable stone house was finally completed.
Completed, but not “Cynthia-ed” ~ now the house, 138 years later, is a stunning home & working farm.
The grounds and gardens of Bannock Burn make my green thumbs burn!
And my senses yearn for more dramatic changes of season.
The interiors make me Pin and take notes!
All this beauty does not result from teams of gardeners, assistants & maids. Nope, Cynthia & Kent do it ALL and more themselves. Truly my kind of girl!
Oh they do have 2 assistants Emmitt & Ty, but they take lots of breaks.
And some help mowing the lawn ~ but Willow takes her sweet time.
Follow Cynthia on Instagram ~ and when you do, find someplace comfy to sit you will be scrolling & tapping for a while.
Cynthia & Kent have truly found the end of their rainbow and to our delight they share it all with us on IG & the blog.
If we hang around long enough maybe they’ll invite us in to sit by the fire.
If you are in the market for a wedding or other photoshoot Bannock Burn might be the perfect spot ~ well, it is the perfect spot.
Thank you to Kent, Cynthia, Emmitt, Ty & Willow for letting us enjoy a stone farmhouse tour!
** Kelly **
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