Garces and his family—son Andres, mother Magdalena, daughter Olivia, wife Beatriz and amiable English bulldog Luna—gather around the Pennsylvania bluestone fire pit in the backyard.
Lay of the Land
A stately walnut tree shades the eastern side of the farmhouse, which sits on 39 acres. The doorway pictured was the original home’s front entrance; it’s now a side door in the study. An antique water pump is a relic of the farm’s long history.
Garces’s collection of well-used pots and pans creates a functional frame for the kitchen window. The wood paneling was coated in Benjamin Moore’s “Collector’s Item,” and the terra-cotta linoleum floors were replaced with slate tiles.