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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2,141 Comments

  • deborah snawder

    January 29, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Love your show, you guys are so cute together and the way you include your kids is heart warming. Beautiful family, beautiful home .

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  • Jessica

    January 29, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    My mom introduced me to your show last season and I cant thank her enough. I have since moved back “home” to Pittsburgh with my amazing husband and two young daughters. We are currently living with my parents as we search for our new home. Our first home was a fixer upper which my husband made into an outstanding home for us. We are now searching for a new fixer upper and watching your show gives me so many ideas. I have very similar taste with you both. I have jumped into falling down barns to pull out some amazing pieces to decorate our home. We love your show but more so love seeing Chip and Jo Jo each week as if your part of our family. You are truly a lovely inspiring couple.

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  • Joan Warren

    January 29, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    I’m with the rest, would love to have you come here (Jacksonville FL) and do this for us! What gifted awesome people you are. When HGTV found you, they found the real thing.

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  • Linda Desmond

    January 29, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    Love your show, Love your Home, decorating, love everything!!! Lets write a book!!!!

    Reply

  • Wilma Edwards

    January 29, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Love your show.I can say I am glued to the Tv and i enjoy watching you guys as a couple,
    so loving.It a reality show plus design. How cool is that,love you guys.

    Reply

  • lyn

    January 29, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    You two are so pleasant to watch. Glass of wine & your show , good way v to finish a night. Thanks chip & Jo. Darling little kids.

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  • lyn

    January 29, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Love watching you two and your gargling little kids. Awesome designs . Love the furniture you use. Awesome. Awesome awesome.
    Glass of wine & you two at night thanks.

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  • lyn

    January 29, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Thanks for a delightful show to watch chip & Jo. Love you two and your little darling kids.

    Reply

  • Jim Bean

    December 9, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    This is pretty much the best comment ever.

    Reply

  • Jennifer

    January 28, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Love your show and your home.

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