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

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 Rear Elevation

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Front Entry

Laundry and Pantry Hall

Kitchen

Living, Dining, and Kitchen

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Office and Sitting Room

   

 

Master Bedroom

   

Master Bathroom

Girls Bedroom

  

   

Boys Bedroom

   

   

Staircase

Upstairs Livingroom

Coffee Bar

Craft Room for Kids

Jo’s Craft Room

Guest Room

Guest Bathroom

Outdoor Eating Area

Jo’s Garden

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{ Photo Credit:Molly Winn Photography}

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3,572 Comments

  • Sherry

    March 29, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Fixer Upper is my most favorite show and never miss a show! Jo Anna your sense of décor and design is amazing! Chip you have such a great sense of humor and bring a lot of laughter to the show and not to forget all your hard work on these homes! You both are amazing! You have a beautiful family and home! Hope Fixer Upper will be on HGTV for many more years to come!
    God Bless you all!

    P.S. Hope you get some more of those cotton wreaths on your online store would love to order one!

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  • Pam Riley

    March 29, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Love, love this show. You guys are a blessing to us and have a beautiful family. Joanna has great ideas, love Chips humor!! I wish you were closer to California. I need help. God bless

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  • L. Reichley

    March 29, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Absolutely addicted to your show. Every episode feels like hanging out with a super hard-working, fun-loving talented couple. You guys inspire my husband and I because you reveal the potential that lies in even the most dreary, doom-ridden spaces. Love the family feel to the show as well. Don’t stop and God bless!

    PS – If I paint or white-was the knotty pine in a few of the walls of our chalet-style log home, will I regret it?

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  • Arceli Abernathy

    March 29, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Hi Joanna and Chip. I stopped watching HGTV about 4 years ago because most of the shows that they were showing were distasteful and it was all about competing with other people and lack of warmth and family. One of my favorite show before all these competition shows came in was the “Gardener Guy.” My husband and I actually stop watching TV for about 7 years now. This weekend I actually felt led to look up HGTV in you tube and your show was the first one to come up and I loved it! I showed it to my husband and sister and we can’t get enough of it. I’m thankful to GOD that HE is still using HIS people in the market place. We’ve enjoyed watching you guys love for one another and your children. What a blessing to see a house that no one wants, but with creativity and heart something beautiful can come of it. Much more than expected! Love the hardwork, demolitions, designs and team work. GOD bless you both and your family…

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  • Jim Bean

    December 9, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    This is pretty much the best comment ever.

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  • Jennifer

    January 28, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Love your show and your home.

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  • 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.

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