But most of the bottom floor was uninhabitable. “I mean it stank. It was awful,” he recalled. “I couldn’t believe she even wanted to buy it.” The developer of Country Squire Estates wanted to unload the farmhouse, so the couple got a good deal on it and set to work refurbishing it, with the help of a contractor. “We painstakingly were taking down walls, painting everything, putting whole new flooring in. It was unbelievable,” Lindsay Simmers said. “Once it was finally finished we were pleased as punch. We were so, so, so happy.