A Family Affair
Barely a week after saying “I do,” Ben and Meg Shuptrine made another significant commitment – one of homeownership. In a far-flung corner of their family farm, the Shuptrines are spending their days in a quaint farmhouse with a storied past.
By Christina Davenport | Photography by Ryan Dugger/Creative Revolver
Once used as a structure to support farm operations, this home has been lived in by Meg’s parents and grandparents. It was even relocated from a separate part of the property.
“We were originally fixing the house up for my elderly grandmother,” explains Meg. “But when the walls went up, she decided that she wanted to stay where she was. It’s almost as if she wanted us to live here all along.”
For Ben, one of his favorite aspects of the home was getting to see its transformation from start to finish.
“When we first started working on the structure, it looked like a complete trainwreck,” he says. “I spent weeks and weeks helping Meg’s dad, Ray, fix this place up when we thought it was originally going to be her grandmother’s. To spend all of that time unknowingly working on my own home has made it even more special. Not only did Ray teach me how to do a lot of things around the farm, just watching him work day in and day out shows what it takes to create a masterpiece like this.”