A Victoria’s Secret Model on Her Permanent Fixer-Upper

Frederique van der Wal decided to buy a weekend house 15 years ago, when she was pregnant with Scyler, her daughter with the screenwriter Nicholas Klein.

“I was looking for something with an authentic feel, where a child could run on the grass,” she said recently, strolling across the lawn of her 19-acre property near Rhinebeck, N.Y. “I ended up finding an old Dutch house and barn from 1790......

Angela Brugioni