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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870 Comments

  • Laura Baker

    October 23, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    I watched your show for the first time today and I LOVE IT! It’s like watching my father and me doing it back when it was unheard of. My dad and I completely renovated 2 homes while I was growing up, the only difference was we lived in the houses while we did the work. Our second one didn’t even have running water. And when I say my dad and me, I really mean my dad, I was his “little goffer”. If you ever make your way out east, I would LOVE it if you could remodel and decorate my home!!

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  • Ceci Williams

    October 24, 2014 at 9:08 am

    I would love to know where I can find the vanity light from the boys’ bathroom? Your home is amazing and what a wonderful dream to have come true. Thank you for the inspiration.

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