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}



  • Laura P

    November 20, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Would like to know how Chip did the concrete countertops. I love your kitchen.


  • Erlinda David

    November 20, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    I would like to know where you got the big wall clock in Clint Harper house . your show Fixer-Upper is my new favorite.. I love your life with your children at Magnolia Farms.


  • Mona Groenheide

    November 21, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    I love your designs. They make my heart smile! What a gift you have.


  • Mary Claflin

    November 21, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Love the design of the whole house. Beautiful!


  • Monique Bellows

    November 21, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    I absolutely love, love, love everything you do and love your farm house. I wish you guys lived in CA! Or that we could move to Texas! ;). I’m so glad I found your show and we always look for the Matilda Jane that’s worn. ;). You have such a gift and if we ever move to Texas I’ll be looking you up!


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  • Mary Jo Palady

    November 22, 2014 at 8:42 am

    I have enjoyed all your shows since they started. We are kindred spirits. I told my husband we need to retire next year and move to Texas so Chip can find us a house and you can design and both rebuild it for us! Washington state will be hard to leave though, do you want to plan a trip up here?

    When I was young (1965) and started babysitting I spent my money on antiques. Tins,hairbrushes, mirrors, farm tables, buffets, beds etc. When I got married I furnished our whole house. The only newlywed with mismatched everything! And now everything we have is cool, what do you know!

    Your show inspires others to go out and find used interesting objects and remake them or just hang them on the wall. Keep those design juices flowing…….


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