Modern Take on a Traditional Farmhouse in Missouri

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October 8, 2012
Originally published in American Modern
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A Little Bit Country

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.
    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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  “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.”
    “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.”
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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.
    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.
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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.
    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.
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  Behind the main house is the barn, where Paul builds furniture and works on cars
    Behind the main house is the barn, where Paul builds furniture and works on cars
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  Inside, Paul often dispenses whiskey to friends from behind the rustic bar.
    Inside, Paul often dispenses whiskey to friends from behind the rustic bar.
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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.
    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.
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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.”
    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.”
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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.
    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.
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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.
    The best view in the house may be from the freestanding Eaton acrylic bathtub off the master bedroom, which overlooks a neighboring pasture.
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  The view from the bathroom.
    The view from the bathroom.
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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.
    In the kitchen, Titan 1 Pendant lights illuminate the walnut-topped bar lined with LEM Piston stools, both from Design Within Reach.
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  Built-in shelves and a changing table 
by Ducduc in Hawk’s room offer ample storage.
    Built-in shelves and a changing table by Ducduc in Hawk’s room offer ample storage.
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  MODERN TAKE ON A TRADITIONAL FARMHOUSE IN MISSOURI 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. The homeowners call the house Porch House after it's majestic wraparound porch. photos by: Joe Pugliese

    MODERN TAKE ON A TRADITIONAL FARMHOUSE IN MISSOURI

    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. The homeowners call the house Porch House after it's majestic wraparound porch.

    photos by: Joe Pugliese

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