The Farmhouse

After living in nine different homes, we were ready to settle on some land and stay a while. Living on a farm has always been a dream of ours, and we were excited when it finally became a reality. We bought the farmhouse in 2012 and spent a year and a half carefully piecing it back together. The oak trees that surround the property are what drew us to the place. The house, however, was too small for our family of 6. It started as a two bedroom house and the attic was unfinished. The only add on was our master bedroom and we reconfigured the rest of the walls within the existing home and worked with what we had. My main priority was to open up the main living, dining, and kitchen area. We also finished out the upstairs and created a nice size family room, a guest bedroom and craft room. It took several months to get all my ideas on paper because there was a lot of reconfiguring to do to make the space work for our family.

No one really knew what year the house was built, but when we started tearing off the vinyl siding on the exterior we found paperwork from 1895. If these oak trees could talk I would love to hear their stories! As we started the demo and the renovation process I wanted to make sure all the character of this amazing old house would not get lost. Since we added on our master bedroom I used the flooring in the attic for my floors and I also incorporated old doors so the space felt like the rest of the house. I had the best time looking for older fixtures and doors to use and we salvaged all the existing trim and molding to preserve the timeless look of this home.

The process took longer than anticipated because we were juggling our business renovations with our personal one. It was a good day when we finally moved in late October of 2013.  I chose whites and soft neutral tones in the farmhouse so that it would be a calm place for the family when life gets full. We are finally in and settled and it is home sweet home for us. We are loving farm life and all the animals that call it their home too. It’s been quite an adventure!

Welcome to the Farmhouse


 Front Elevation


 Rear Elevation


Front Entry

Laundry and Pantry Hall


Living, Dining, and Kitchen


Office and Sitting Room



Master Bedroom


Master Bathroom

Girls Bedroom



Boys Bedroom




Upstairs Livingroom

Coffee Bar

Craft Room for Kids

Jo’s Craft Room

Guest Room

Guest Bathroom

Outdoor Eating Area

Jo’s Garden



{ Photo Credit:Molly Winn Photography}



  • Joan C

    November 28, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    I love decorating and especially the Joanna Grimes style. Chip and Joanne you have a wonderful chemistry and a lovely family. I watch the show as often as possible for decorating ideas and good energy.


  • Joan C

    November 28, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    I love the show and watch as often as possible. To see the wonderful energy and chemistry between Chip and Jo is a treasure. Chip seems to be tireless…and Jo’s decorating and amazing sense of style. is the one I admire.. Keep up the great work!!!!


  • Laura Cerrito

    November 29, 2015 at 10:47 am

    You guys are just the best ever!! You both inspire on so many levels from amazing design and architectural engineering to sweating through the projects AND couple/family bonding and love. You set the bar for a beautiful life. Even though we don’t know you personally your warmth is communicated so well through television and media that we feel we can call you our good friends. It is such a joy to watch your lives in progress and all the amazing things you do and create around you for yourselves and others. Just simply put, THEEE BEST!! Way to go! May God Bless You All this holiday season and so much longer!!

    Your Biggest Fan Just Outside of Detroit Michigan (Bloomfield Hills),


  • WHen do the re-runs stop and the new big project with silos start??? Love the show, but tired of re-runs. susie

    November 29, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Still watching for the new episodes! I love the ranch episode with the property brothers. Waiting for
    the silos


  • Gwen Schill

    November 30, 2015 at 8:18 am

    just love your show, Magnolia Homes is on my Bucket list, also waiting for silos.


  • Gwen Schill

    November 30, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Love your show, Magnolia Farms is on my bucket list.


  • Jim Bean

    December 9, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    This is pretty much the best comment ever.


  • Jennifer

    January 28, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Love your show and your home.


  • Amelia Harris

    October 30, 2015 at 5:35 am

    This is my new favorite show on HGTV. Not only is the designs beautiful it is entertaining just watching this most amazing couple. They are so funny. Even my kids love this show…


  • Samantha Bennett

    March 4, 2015 at 10:16 am

    I have no idea where you work but my husband and I can never figure out how they do what they do for such little money. They are more than fair and none of the work I see is “cookie cutter” or stock. My goal is to move to their area and get a house they have lovingly restored. My fantasy is to work with them. They seem to be loving, honest, dedicated, talented, God-loving visionaries and we would be honored to know them.


  • Sarah F.

    April 7, 2015 at 9:10 am

    I totally agree with Samantha. We bought a fixer-upper before seeing your show, and we’re getting quotes from contractors that are astronomical. We also live just outside of the DC Metro area, so that may play a part in why prices are so high.

    We bought a farm house, too, and slowly we’re transforming it to be ours. Now, after watching the show, I suddenly want to take down a lot of walls and get some goats!

    Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration.


  • Marge U

    August 31, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    What the heck are you doing when the show starts, every week, in WACO TEXAS..?????… Chill out, relax and watch…. Marge


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