Integrating Rural and Modern
On a newly subdivided lot a young family wanted to create a modern-day traditional farmhouse with a relaxed and inviting interior.
Entering the center hall one immediately recognizes the relaxed design of the modern farmhouse style, with wide plank white oak floors left natural, white paneled walls, and vibrant color paint accents. Adjacent to the center hall is the main feature of the home, the cathedral ceilinged kitchen and adjoining breakfast area. This space brings everyone together by connecting to the family room, informal dining room, and the exterior entertainment areas. A dormer in the vaulted ceiling washes natural light over the kitchen’s gray cabinets, natural stone counters, hand painted cement tile, and white oak beams. In the family room, trusses bring an intimate scale to the grand space which is anchored by the floor to ceiling fireplace finished with venetian plaster. Blackened steel and glass sliding doors keep the space visually open to the kitchen while still offering the option of separating the spaces.
The exterior of the house gives the presence of an early 1900’s New England farmhouse, complete with the traditional covered porch, metal standing seam roof, rafter tails, and barn style garage. Yet, the interior gives way to a modern and fresh spin of the farmhouse style. The fun and relaxed atmosphere continues to the rear of the house, where the covered porch includes a swinging bed and a poolside screened-in porch is complemented by an outdoor kitchen.