Rustic Efficiency for a Renovated Farmhouse

Kristin and Scott Camp dreamed of owning beautiful acreage full of trees, rolling hills, and flower gardens and on July 30, 2010, that dream became a reality. The Camps purchased ten acres of land complete with the perfect little farmhouse just north of Omaha, Nebraska and quickly began prioritizing improvement projects. Number one on the list was renovating and updating the turn-of-the-century homestead.

When they began their project, Kristin and Scott knew that they wanted to preserve their home’s historic character — even as they added space, modern conveniences, and their personal touches. They also wanted to improve the home’s energy efficiency. As an architect, Scott knew it would be a challenge to find new replacement materials that would match the historical style of their farmhouse. Help came when Scott references one of his past design projects.

As a project architect for BVH Architects, Scott was responsible for designing a new building for Peace Lutheran Church. The team specified Pella windows for the build, and Scott recalled Pella’s focus on energy efficient products, as well as several historical renovations in the area that used Pella windows and doors.

With this in mind, Scott and Kristin completely remodeled their house and replaced each window with Pella® Architect Series® double-hung windows that enhanced the home’s architectural integrity. The home’s classic features create a sense of warmth. And details, like historically-styled double-hung wood windows, patio doors and interior and exterior finishes, complement the home’s original look and feel.

The homestead has become the perfect backdrop for the Camps' family and friends to create great memories. From Christmases to Sunday lunch visits, to their nephew’s wedding — this rustic paradise has been transformed into the welcoming space Kristin and Scott always intended.

The Camps' favorite view:  They especially love their west-facing windows that allow them to enjoy sunsets year round from the comfort of their cozy home. And they can also watch deer gathering in the pasture from their patio door.