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Modern Take on a Traditional Farmhouse in Missouri

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Thanks to Matthew Hufft, their envelope-pushing architect and longtime friend, Hannah and Paul Catlett have a new home in southwestern Missouri that’s a fresh, unconventional take on the traditional farmhouse.

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  Thanks to Matthew Hufft, their envelope-pushing architect and longtime friend, Hannah and Paul Catlett have a new home in southwestern Missouri that’s a fresh, unconventional take on the traditional farmhouse.
  Photo by Joe Pugliese.

    Thanks to Matthew Hufft, their envelope-pushing architect and longtime friend, Hannah and Paul Catlett have a new home in southwestern Missouri that’s a fresh, unconventional take on the traditional farmhouse.

    Photo by Joe Pugliese.
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  “They were really pushing for a traditional farmhouse,” explains architect Matthew Hufft, of the Kansas City–based firm Hufft Projects. “But through the design process, they got more and more excited about modern.”
  Photo by Joe Pugliese.

    “They were really pushing for a traditional farmhouse,” explains architect Matthew Hufft, of the Kansas City–based firm Hufft Projects. “But through the design process, they got more and more excited about modern.”

    Photo by Joe Pugliese.
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  Link Catlett and Butters, the dog, stroll alongside their home’s namesake wraparound porch, made of Brazilian ipe. Rolling slatted doors screen 
the living room windows, providing shade on sunny days.  Photo by Joe Pugliese.
    Link Catlett and Butters, the dog, stroll alongside their home’s namesake wraparound porch, made of Brazilian ipe. Rolling slatted doors screen the living room windows, providing shade on sunny days. Photo by Joe Pugliese.
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  The hallway leading to the master bedroom is lined with an assortment of framed photos of family and friends and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the verdant James River Valley.  Photo by Joe Pugliese.
    The hallway leading to the master bedroom is lined with an assortment of framed photos of family and friends and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the verdant James River Valley. Photo by Joe Pugliese.
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  Behind the main house is the barn, where Paul builds furniture and works on cars  Photo by Joe Pugliese.
    Behind the main house is the barn, where Paul builds furniture and works on cars Photo by Joe Pugliese.
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  Inside, Paul often dispenses whiskey to friends from behind the rustic bar.  Photo by Joe Pugliese.
    Inside, Paul often dispenses whiskey to friends from behind the rustic bar. Photo by Joe Pugliese.
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  He built the walnut bed and nightstands in the master bedroom with the help of Hannah’s two brothers. One of his clients at his hair salon gave him the American flag; the bedside lights are Tolomeo classic wall lamps by Artemide. The bed linens are 
from Inhabit. A sliding barn door rolls sideways to reveal the bathroom.  Photo by Joe Pugliese.
    He built the walnut bed and nightstands in the master bedroom with the help of Hannah’s two brothers. One of his clients at his hair salon gave him the American flag; the bedside lights are Tolomeo classic wall lamps by Artemide. The bed linens are from Inhabit. A sliding barn door rolls sideways to reveal the bathroom. Photo by Joe Pugliese.
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  Though the fire pit was “kind of an after-thought,” says Hannah, the family uses it year-round. “In the spring and fall, it warms you up on cool nights, and in the summer, it just adds ambience.”  Photo by Joe Pugliese.
    Though the fire pit was “kind of an after-thought,” says Hannah, the family uses it year-round. “In the spring and fall, it warms you up on cool nights, and in the summer, it just adds ambience.” Photo by Joe Pugliese.
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  Paul painted the antler chandelier in the dining room, purchased from a friend in Alaska, glossy black. The pulley, selected from Paul’s growing collection, is fully functional. The custom-built dining table is ringed by Folio Leather side chairs 
from Crate & Barrel.  Photo by Joe Pugliese.
    Paul painted the antler chandelier in the dining room, purchased from a friend in Alaska, glossy black. The pulley, selected from Paul’s growing collection, is fully functional. The custom-built dining table is ringed by Folio Leather side chairs from Crate & Barrel. Photo by Joe Pugliese.
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  The best view in the house may be from the freestanding 
Eaton acrylic bathtub off the master bedroom, which overlooks a neighboring pasture.  Photo by Joe Pugliese.
    The best view in the house may be from the freestanding Eaton acrylic bathtub off the master bedroom, which overlooks a neighboring pasture. Photo by Joe Pugliese.
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  The view from the bathroom.  Photo by Joe Pugliese.
    The view from the bathroom. Photo by Joe Pugliese.
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  In the kitchen, Titan 1 Pendant lights illuminate 
the walnut-topped bar lined with LEM Piston stools, both 
from Design Within Reach.  Photo by Joe Pugliese.
    In the kitchen, Titan 1 Pendant lights illuminate the walnut-topped bar lined with LEM Piston stools, both from Design Within Reach. Photo by Joe Pugliese.
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  Built-in shelves and a changing table 
by Ducduc in Hawk’s room offer ample storage.  Photo by Joe Pugliese.
    Built-in shelves and a changing table by Ducduc in Hawk’s room offer ample storage. Photo by Joe Pugliese.
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    Photo by Joe Pugliese.
    Photo by Joe Pugliese.
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    Photo by Joe Pugliese.
    Photo by Joe Pugliese.
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    Photo by Joe Pugliese.
    Photo by Joe Pugliese.

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