A New Take on the Classic Farmhouse
Bethany based her clapboard farmhouse on the style's basics—two stories with a gable roof and lots of porches—but she gave it her own signature.
"Instead of duplicating the compartmentalized way rooms are laid out in old farmhouses, I employed post-and-beam barn construction to open up the inside and get a more modern floor plan"
Mike Puopolo made the concrete kitchen counters with white sand for a light hue. Bethany chose the chandelier in the dining area for its pale blue hue.
The slate found in a quarry on their property lies atop a radiant-heat grid to create continuous flooring.
Barn builders used post-and-beam construction in rough-hewn yellow pine. Linen curtains with vintage trim add elegance to the rustic room.
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"I wanted windows with the traditional four-light look that is at once classic and also modern, but I also wanted them to be large—I like the purity of having my windows made. I bought the individual sashes and had my barn builders turn them into operable casement windows with handmade hardware."
"Farmhouses always have porches, but I added even more. Half the home's 2,400 total square footage is devoted to breezeways and porches where we can see the animals, take breaks from gardening, or have a meal and watch the sunset."