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Modern Farmhouse Style

Modern Farmhouse Style Summer 2019

Modern Farmhouse celebrates the distinctive design aesthetic that comes from blending classic country elements with modern and industrial influences. Our featured homes showcase this eclectic style at its best, with character-filled interiors and charming outdoor living spaces that feel fresh and personal. Beautiful photography highlights the details that make these homes unique.

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United States
Meredith Corporation

in this issue

1 min
from the editor

Curb appeal counts! This phrase is particularly relevant when it comes to modern farmhouse style, which is often established from the outside in—with metal roofs, black-frame windows, Dutch doors, reclaimed-wood accents, and crisp white board-and-batten siding. But curb appeal is more than just the beauty of a well-thought-out exterior; it’s the message a home shares with the world. The right exterior—whether classic or contemporary—sets the stage for what’s inside. We found a shining example in Vermont, where Eduardo and Sarah Rovetto built their dream home on a few acres of land with the goal of creating the sense of an old farmstead (“The Perfect Balance,” page 34). The modern-meets-rustic design of the home effortlessly bridges the gap between past and present and keys an interior scheme that is equal parts…

1 min
on the web

BEFORE & AFTER Splashes of wit, wow, and charm give a traditional retreat on Minnesota’s Lake Minnetonka a sunny new attitude. You can’t help but compare and contrast the befores and afters. TraditionalHome.com/LakesideCharm DIG IN A veteran Minneapolis garden writer transformed the breezeway between her house and garage into a dream potting shed. Read her tips and ideas for creating and organizing the perfect garden work space. MidwestLiving.com/DreamShed GOT GOATS? Tennessee’s Little Seed Farm offers handmade soaps and skin-care products made from their goats’ milk. You’d never guess this was plan B. LivingTheCountryLife.com/GoatAdventure ON THE WATER A shingled Martha’s Vineyard home feels like a sophisticated farmhouse thanks to reclaimed oak beams and floors, V-groove ceilings, paneled walls, and handwrought masonry. TraditionalHome.com/MarthasVineyard…

4 min
lasting impression

Small Comfort Less is more for homeowners Jennifer Mathis and Mike Cline, who designed their space-savvy dream home in a sustainable development near Charleston, South Carolina. The 1,730-square-foot space blends modern minimalism with country charm. Grille-free windows and an asymmetrically sloped roof offer contemporary structure, while board-and-batten siding and a wraparound porch layer on homey touches. Simple stone pavers beckon guests through the gate, where a bright splash of lime greets them at the door. 1 Plant Care This outdoor planter made from recycled rubber is eco-friendly and virtually unbreakable. Tierra Verde Sonata 11.75 in. × 13 in. Pewter Rubber Self-Watering Planter, $40; homedepot.com 2 Updated Classic Contrasting textures give traditional board-and-batten a sophisticated update. HardiePanel Vertical Siding in Arctic White; jameshardie.com 3 Opening Act Paint this eye-catching entry door any color you like. Pulse Linea Off…

4 min
warm welcome

lesson number 1 Choose interesting lighting. Fixtures bring a design element to every room for sparkle, contrast, an artistic statement, or bold shape. There’s nothing quite like the anticipation of company coming to fast-track finishing a project. Only one month after they moved into their newly built home in Asheville, North Carolina, interior designer Liz Hackett and her husband, Kevin, were expecting 16 guests for Thanksgiving dinner. Boxes were unpacked, beds were made, and artwork was hung, but they still didn’t have a dining room table. Fortunately, Kevin, also the home’s builder, came to the rescue. “He sourced pine from a local mill and finished building it right before everyone showed up. The stain was still drying,” Liz says. But Liz and Kevin saw their vision for an open plan filled with friends…

3 min
rustic muse

There’s perhaps no better starting point for a new lake house than a warehouse full of reclaimed wood. That’s especially true if a natural, casual mood tops your wish list, as it did for Mary Helen and Andrew Heaner after they snatched up a waterfront lot on Lake Allatoona north of Atlanta. “We have such an affinity for the look of wood,” Mary Helen says. “We find it so comforting.” The couple asked architect Linda MacArthur and interior designer Emily Karempelis to capitalize on old beams salvaged from a family textile mill. The result is a new home that exudes a rustic warmth that is second only to peaceful water views. Karempelis embraced the use of wood from floor to ceiling, layering 12-foot ceilings in the living room with pecky cypress boards…

3 min
happy medium

The design styles of Nicky Holland and her husband, Peter, couldn’t be more different. Influenced by their backgrounds—Nicky was raised in the UK, Peter in Germany, before they both moved to New York in the late 1980s—they look at rooms through different lenses. Peter focuses on the big picture; Nicky tends to fall in love with one piece then looks to build an entire room around it. “He’s all about form and function, and I’m more comfort and color,” Nicky says. “Our kitchen is really the coming together of our aesthetics.” Despite their disparate points of view, the pair brought their remodel must-haves—including the open shelving and satin-nickel hardware inspired by a friend’s kitchen—to designer Amy Trowman for help blending their two styles and turning their Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, home into…