Beautiful Belgian-inspired Farmhouse

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Nestled in the northern suburbs of Chicago is a Belgian style farmhouse. Visionary behind the project is homeowner, Yoanna. Wanting to downsize and simplify her life, she was inspired by Belgian architecture and Scandinavian design. Alongside her husband, architect Michael Abraham and kitchen and bathroom designer Mick De Giulio, she began construction on her modern farmhouse. Yoanna carefully choose every element that went into the home, from the wide plank European White Oak flooring to the custom Carrara marble countertops. Her value for functionality and livability played a large factor when designing and furnishing the home. It was important to her that the exterior be an extension of the interior living. The traditional style farmhouse is represented in the indoor's shiplap walls and exterior's white stucco, cedar wood, and custom black window frames.

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Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Farmhouse Building Type, and Stucco Siding Material. Home exterior features white stucco, cedar wood trim, custom black window frames and handmade front door from Poland. Photo  of Beautiful Belgian-inspired FarmhouseView Photos

Home exterior features white stucco, cedar wood trim, custom black window frames and handmade front door from Poland.

Modern home with Exterior, A-Frame RoofLine, Stucco Siding Material, Farmhouse Building Type, Shingles Roof Material, and House Building Type. Crafted by Michael Abraham Architecture. Photo 2 of Beautiful Belgian-inspired FarmhouseView Photos

Crafted by Michael Abraham Architecture.

Modern home with Living Room, Chair, Ottomans, End Tables, Light Hardwood Floor, Recessed Lighting, and Stools. Inside the main entrance is a private seating area furnished with large-scale art pieces by Wesley Kimler and Marc Chagall, and Ligne Roset chairs. Photo 3 of Beautiful Belgian-inspired FarmhouseView Photos

Inside the main entrance is a private seating area furnished with large-scale art pieces by Wesley Kimler and Marc Chagall, and Ligne Roset chairs.

Modern home with Staircase, Wood Railing, and Wood Tread. Natural light, vaulted ceilings, bright white walls and furniture creates an airy yet welcoming space.  Photo 4 of Beautiful Belgian-inspired FarmhouseView Photos

Natural light, vaulted ceilings, bright white walls and furniture creates an airy yet welcoming space.

Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Sectional, Stools, Coffee Tables, Chair, Recessed Lighting, Light Hardwood Floor, End Tables, Bench, Lamps, and Floor Lighting. Award winning kitchen opens up to dining and living space. Kitchen designed by Mick De Giulio. The kitchen lighting is by Belgian brand, Delta Light, and the dining room table, benches and barstools are AM Designs. The living room is furnished with Ligne Roset sofa and chairs, Flos floor lamps and a handmade hemp rug from Turkey. Photo 5 of Beautiful Belgian-inspired FarmhouseView Photos

Award winning kitchen opens up to dining and living space. Kitchen designed by Mick De Giulio. The kitchen lighting is by Belgian brand, Delta Light, and the dining room table, benches and barstools are AM Designs. The living room is furnished with Ligne Roset sofa and chairs, Flos floor lamps and a handmade hemp rug from Turkey.

Modern home with Kitchen, Marble Counter, Stone Slab Backsplashe, White Cabinet, Range, Range Hood, Marble Backsplashe, Ceiling Lighting, Wood Backsplashe, Wall Lighting, Recessed Lighting, Light Hardwood Floor, Drop In Sink, and Wood Cabinet. Piet Boon, a Belgian designer, china is on display in the open concept kitchen. Photo 6 of Beautiful Belgian-inspired FarmhouseView Photos

Piet Boon, a Belgian designer, china is on display in the open concept kitchen.

Modern home with Bedroom, Light Hardwood Floor, Bed, Recessed Lighting, Ceiling Lighting, and Chair. The master bedroom oasis furnished with Gervasoni furniture by Paola Navone. Photo 7 of Beautiful Belgian-inspired FarmhouseView Photos

The master bedroom oasis furnished with Gervasoni furniture by Paola Navone.

Modern home with Bath Room, Recessed Lighting, Marble Counter, Stone Slab Wall, Ceiling Lighting, Open Shower, Marble Wall, Drop In Sink, Light Hardwood Floor, and Freestanding Tub. The master bedroom opens up to the master bath and closet area. Photo 8 of Beautiful Belgian-inspired FarmhouseView Photos

The master bedroom opens up to the master bath and closet area.

Modern home with Bedroom, Recessed Lighting, Storage, Ceiling Lighting, Wardrobe, and Light Hardwood Floor. The Master Bedroom features a custom Master Bathroom and Closet. The open concept bathroom (designed by Mick De Giulio) leads into the sleek closet (designed by LA Closet Designs).  Photo 9 of Beautiful Belgian-inspired FarmhouseView Photos

The Master Bedroom features a custom Master Bathroom and Closet. The open concept bathroom (designed by Mick De Giulio) leads into the sleek closet (designed by LA Closet Designs).

Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, Trees, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Gardens, Landscape Lighting, Grass, Shrubs, Garden, Planters Patio, Porch, Deck, and Walkways. The indoor outdoor living is defined by large steel and glass doors that open to a covered barbecue area. The natural wood and white finishes are an extension of the home's interior design. Photo 10 of Beautiful Belgian-inspired FarmhouseView Photos

The indoor outdoor living is defined by large steel and glass doors that open to a covered barbecue area. The natural wood and white finishes are an extension of the home's interior design.

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  • Michael Abraham

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  • Farmhouse