This stone and stucco home is inspired by an Italian Farmhouse, but with a contemporary twist. Clean lines make the architecture stand out from the traditional, and large windows and sliding doors provide sweeping views of the Hill Country.
A built-in hall tree in the mudroom of this newly built farmhouse features a low bench with cubbies perfect for storing boot trays lined with shoes. Simple coat hooks line the paneled wall, while a high shelf provides space for display or additional storage. The crisp white palette is punctuated by soft gray trim that updates and distinguishes the architecture.
By stripping the farmhouse's additions back to their frames, the architects were able to remove all extraneous decorative elements. In turn, the two gabled forms now read more forcefully and without distraction, which better complements the home's original architecture.
Influenced by Colonial and Victorian architecture, the uniquely American Farmhouse home style looks just right with tall, narrow, double-hung windows, bay windows and window groupings, and 2-over-2 grille patterns. Black exterior window frames add striking contrast for curb appeal.
In the kitchen, the design mixes the farmhouse-like architecture with antique details and chef's grade appliances for a space that's totally efficient and totally charming. A vintage butcher block table makes an ideal petite island in the relatively narrow room.
Though defined by clean lines and sleek surfaces, the master bathroom includes one surprise: a galvanized metal tub. This piece adds a slightly farmhouse touch to the room while complementing the sinks.
The large, open floor plan kitchen connects to the comfortable living room and inviting dining room. A large center island houses a farmhouse sink, provides extra storage and prep space, as well as a casual dining spot. Exposed wood beams add a rustic quality to the entire space.
This fishcamp cabin kitchen by Historical Concepts Architecture & Planning hits just about every country note: Rustic wood, milk-paint colors, suspended plate racks and casual scatter rugs – and, of course, a deep farmhouse sink. Pale walls and a disciplined lack of clutter keep it all from becoming overwhelming.
This open plan kitchen pays homage to the home's barn architecture via a few charming details: Upper cabinets are closed off from view by a sliding, barn-style door. Another shelving niche has an interior in classic barn red. And a farmhouse sink finishes the rustic picture.