I love a good makeover story.

I see an old house and see all the potential beauty.

I dream of amazing renovations with beautiful wooden floors revealed or architectural secrets discovered that the house has been keeping for years.

So, imagine my delight when I came across this old, burned, stone house in the country in Illinois.

There was another house on this property that was probably being lived in.

It made me start thinking what I would do if this old burned down house was on my land.

I thought it would be incredible to clean the insides out and plant a beautiful flower garden.

I would want paths and a fountain.

I would want to hang white lights and entertain here.

This is where I would come to think, draw, have my coffee in the morning.

Did you ever dream about a secret garden when you were little?

Hidden spaces were always the most fun!

I think these people have a treasure on their property and they don’t even know it.

What would you do if this old stone house was on your land?