Farmhouse Redux

This old Wisconsin farmhouse was moved and remodeled in the style of the swinging 60' shag carpeting, rough textured paneling, harvest gold countertops, and glitter in the swirled plaster ceiling!  A complete interior redo was needed.

Picture windows were replaced with oversized double hungs in the main rooms.  An enclosed porch was constructed under the existing shed roof by building up thick columns with capitol and base mouldings and fitting narrow double hung windows between.  The inset panels below are a period appropriate feature, set on a thick projecting sill that is flush with the new wood floor inside.  The columns "read through" on the interior to give the impression that this was originally an open porch.  It solves the problem of a wind swept location by providing an airlock entry in the winter, and when all the windows are thrown open in good weather, is just as good as a screen porch.  Sunny spring and fall days extend indoor/outdoor living.  Just 7 feet by 14 feet, this space proves that small is better by offering comfort and conversation for three or four.

A kitchen without upper cabinets avoids a boxy, closed in feeling and with the addition of artwork and open shelving; the room feels like an extension of the sitting area.  Beadboard walls & ceiling in a natural finish is a fresh take on a vintage material.  White cabinetry with inset doors & drawers fitted with butterfly hinges and half-moon pulls add to the turn-of-the-century look.  A butcher block counter with an oil finish eliminates the need for separate cutting boards, if you have no problem with a lived-in look.  Dishes are stored in the drawers and a food pantry takes care of the rest.

The warm tones of the kitchen extend into the dining and living rooms.  The entry and powder room offer cool contrast with natural slate tiles and blue walls.  The bedroom brings together the two color schemes.  A custom designed fireplace surround in oak blends flat casings with a more traditional crown moulding under the mantel.


608-935-9020 178 1/2 N. Iowa Street Suite 204 Dodgeville, WI 53533