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February 18, 2014
Inspired by architect Lucy Marston's edited farmhouse in the English countryside (featured in our March 2014 issue), we've rounded up a few more modern farmhouse renovations.
Extended outdoor view of modern house with wraparound porch

For one couple's home in southwestern Missouri, “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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Originally appeared in Modern Take on a Traditional Farmhouse in Missouri
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boone, north carolina, farmhouse, chad everhart

Nestled in two and a half acres of land near Boone, North Carolina, Chad Everhart raised a barely-standing old farmhouse into a modest residence that relies on its vernacular roots. Everhart salvaged some hemlock and chestnut flooring here, some one-inch-by-ten-inch planks of white pine there and rebuilt the house with a similar profile on the original concrete block foundation. Image courtesy Chad Everhart Architect.

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Located off the dining room, the deep covered porch features an outdoor countertop and sink for washing vegetables on their way from the garden to the table.

After Will Rosenzweig and Carla Fracchia bought this 100-year-old farmhouse in Healdsburg, California, they hired Arkin Tilt Architects and Earthtone Construction to make an eco-friendly example out of it. Re-clad with rigid insulation and painted Hardie-board, and topped with a ventilated roof with deep overhangs, the old house is many times more comfortable and energy-efficient than it used to be, while still retaining its original character. 

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Originally appeared in IdeaGarden Eco-Farmhouse
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Joanna Mourning, Geoff Mouming, yum yum farm, farm house, iowa city, john deforest

Geoff and Joanna Mouming wanted their house to blend modernist ideas with the agrarian Iowa landscape. “We like wooden ceilings. We like red. We like modern architecture,” Geoff says. “But we wanted it to respect the context.” Photo by Mark Mahaney.

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Originally appeared in Farm Fresh
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floating farmhouse kitchen dining area

Tom Givone updated this 1820s farmhouse in upstate New York with many modern touches—including a wall of skyscraper glass and a Cor-Ten steel wood-burning oven—but kept the kitchen otherwise authentic, with a giant butcher block island in the kitchen and a vintage table with salvaged wooden chairs. Photo by Mark Mahaney.

Originally appeared in Kitchens We Love: Part 2
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Outdoor view of renovated farmhouse in Norfolk, England

Subverting the traditional, conservatively cozy British barn conversion, Carl Turner created a getaway in rural Norfolk for himself and his friends to visit, repose, and consider the beauty of agrarian minimalism. Photo by Christoffer Rudquist.

Originally appeared in A Pair of English Barns Hide Unabashedly Bold and Budget-Friendly Minimalist Interiors
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Lucy Marston home interior hallway

In architect Lucy Marston's own Suffolk farmhouse, bold color infuses the traditional wood siding in the entrance hall. She designed the new house for her family, from the ground up, that was inspired by the property's crumbling farm laborers’ cottages and Victorian barns—all part of a former working farm. Photo by Damian Russell.

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And for anyone seeking legit tips on how to convert a farmhouse into a thoroughly modern abode, check our ten tips gleaned from the folks at Modern Farmer magazine.

Originally appeared in Modern Farmer's 10 Ways to Update the Classic Farmhouse
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Extended outdoor view of modern house with wraparound porch

For one couple's home in southwestern Missouri, “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.

Photo by Joe Pugliese.

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