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A 159-Year-Old Prince Edward County House Gets a Modern Facelift

In the summer of 2015, photographer Jaime Kowal and her friend Anna Hardwick, an actor who recently appeared in the Oscar-winning Birdman, travelled to PEC for a relaxing girls’ weekend. One thing led to another and the pair decided – just for fun – to check out some local real estate. They stumbled upon a four-bedroom house in Picton built in 1859. The historic home was being operated as a bed and breakfast, but its poor shape (think crimson walls, shoddy flooring and an outdated kitchen) earned plenty of one-star reviews online. Regardless, Jaime and Anna saw potential. They bought the place and, over the course of a year, transformed the dilapidated interior into a stylish boutique accommodation worthy of a few more stars.

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