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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940 Comments

  • Prudence Laury

    October 29, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    I love this show soooo much and refuse to miss it. It is so awesome to see the transformations of these old homes. I love how they keep the character of the homes and yet still make the home seem as if it is a new home. Thanks Chip and Joanna for an awesome show!!!

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  • Kelly Odorisio

    October 29, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    Fixer Upper is by far my favorite show! I watch any time it’s on. I’m seeing all reruns, but I still enjoy them. I love everything that Chip and Jo do with these older homes. And I want to thank you for the glimpse into your family life. Love seeing your children and the farm animals. Looking forward to the new airings.

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  • Carmen

    October 29, 2014 at 11:13 pm

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    October 30, 2014 at 7:02 am

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    October 31, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Love your looks! I have an old colonial and just tore apart my kitchen. Restaining the cabinets right now, picked out my granite today and in mu nook area I am going to put up ship lap (we have horsehair plaster) trying to decide between whitewash or paint on the ship lap. Still thinking about the backsplash I really wanted a white brick look but only found faux bricks, they look real but really don’t know. Anyway thanks so much, your an inspiration.

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