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}



  • judi marker

    July 30, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    love the show wish I could call you and get your advise for my kitchen. I just redid my cabinets to a light cream with a coffee glazing around the doors. They are beautiful. Got all new appliances. The other part of the kitchen is where my table and chairs are. I re stained the table top a dark walnut and painted the legs and frame of the table the light cream. I have a huge large wall and would like some idea on what to put on the wall. I don’t want the traditional hutch. Any suggestions?


  • Carolyn Stephens

    July 30, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Love your show Fixer Upper. I wish you can come to Toms River NJ to fix our master bathroom and kitchen!


  • Lacey Fairgood

    July 30, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    I really loved tonight show “Ivy’s” house, I was like let me buy it and move to Waco! I really love your Farm too and really enjoy you turning trash into treasure, you have my complete taste in style renovations I just can’t do the same thing as you can do in California as its too costly! Mom of 13, but just 8 left at home just wanted to let you know you’re a great team, I’d hire you if I decide to move🌹


  • Phyllis Leuschner

    July 31, 2015 at 6:35 pm



  • Jim Bean

    December 9, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    This is pretty much the best comment ever.


  • Jennifer

    January 28, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Love your show and your home.


  • 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.


  • Sarah F.

    April 7, 2015 at 9:10 am

    I totally agree with Samantha. We bought a fixer-upper before seeing your show, and we’re getting quotes from contractors that are astronomical. We also live just outside of the DC Metro area, so that may play a part in why prices are so high.

    We bought a farm house, too, and slowly we’re transforming it to be ours. Now, after watching the show, I suddenly want to take down a lot of walls and get some goats!

    Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration.


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