Beautiful Belgian-inspired Farmhouse

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

Crafted by Michael Abraham Architecture.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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).

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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