Is it still a 1901 farmhouse? YES.
Most definitely. And as it should be.
There was actually a big court case in the UK a while back, about vehicles, that defined this in court.
A Japanese collector paid 10 million quid for Old Bentley Number One.
A vehicle of not inconsiderable historical value. And in quids too.
Then he saw film of it going over the banking at Brooklands, into the trees.
Neither it nor the driver fared very well - they were both trashed, in fact.
So the owner asked - what have I paid 10 mill for then ?
In a court case costing reportedly more than a million quid, the court ruled that the vehicle, as he bought it, was the rebuilt remains
of Bentley Number One, it was the sole vehicle involved, and that what had happened to it was part of its history.
And that he had no case to get a refund on his purchase.
Honour was satisfied, and buyer and seller shook hands.
That is now THE legal case that defines what is original in the auto world.
It couldn't be any other way.
Thats how history works....