Farmhouse

This is the “home farm” for an extended family working the land south of Mineral Point.  The newly married couple who inherited it faced some resistance when they proposed tearing down the old place, but everyone was won over by our design.

Only a few of the old pines lining the driveway had to be removed.  The new house is much larger, but careful proportions and traditional detailing allowed me to use over scaled double hung windows and an open floor plan.  On the exterior notice the cement board lap siding, wide frieze boards, shingles in the gables, and generous trim with crown molding at windows & doors. 

A large front porch, used as the main entry, faces south and expansive fields.  Farm activities can be monitored from most rooms in the house, including the master bedroom (I'm told this is a good thing).  Below is a farm office, accessed through a mud room.  A “boot-friendly” arrangement often requested by my clients.

Inside, large cased openings flank a center hall.  Having the table right in the kitchen carries on a family custom, but this time generously sized for a crowd.  Bar stools at the island add a more contemporary seating option.  Mismatched cabinetry lends an added-on-over-time quality to the space, and the walk in pantry with marble countertops clinches the look.

The living room is comfortable and sunny.  Pocket French doors open on a three season sunroom, or screen porch in the summer.  Salvaged timbers from a neighboring barn were fabricated into a truss and fitted to the beadboard ceiling.

Construction by Bruce Geissbuhler of Darlington.

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