Farmhouses appeal on a nostalgic, emotional level. Donald A. Gardner Architects does a great job of delivering the right old-fashioned look with the open layouts and modern details that buyers crave today. Here are some of our favorites.
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Inside this graceful family home, you'll find a modern layout with amenities designed for the way families live today. For example, check out the kitchen: an e-space keeps your phone and tablet at hand while they charge, the island gives chopping room, and a snack counter is perfect for casual meals. The breakfast nook flows effortlessly into the family room, where a see-though fireplace steals attention. Across the home, the master suite boasts walk-in closets, porch access, and a spacious bathroom. Three more bedrooms rest upstairs, along with a bonus room. See more images, information, and the floor plan.
This farmhouse captures Old Time ambiance with a large wrapping porch, a trio of gables, and an inconspicuous side-entry garage. Inside, two-story ceilings top the foyer and the great room; a balcony overlooks both areas. A counter separates the kitchen from the great room and breakfast nook. A fireplace, built-in cabinetry, and bay windows are thoughtful and special details. The master suite is complete with a spacious master bath; upstairs, two more bedrooms and baths are separated by a loft. A short hall accesses the bonus room. See more images, information, and the floor plan.
With two massive porches that nearly wrap around the entire exterior, a prominent gable with a Palladian window, and twin dormers, this house showcases charm. The striking staircase creates a grand focal point upon entry. Smart details of the layout include the placement of the pantry near the garage entrance (making grocery unloading easier), a huge walk-in closet in the master suite, and a versatile bedroom/study on the first floor. High vaulted ceilings elegantly top the foyer and great room. A bay window expands the breakfast nook, and the bonus room (accessed by a separate staircase) provides space for a future home office, gym, or studio. The large utility room with a sink, extra storage in the garage, and second-floor linen closets allow homeowners to be organized. See more images, information, and the floor plan.
Beautiful stone adds enormous appeal to this family
farmhouse. Inside, the highly efficient layout is ideal for families who like
to entertain with the emphasis on the super-spacious kitchen. The breakfast
nook and great room sit nearby, with the latter opening to the expansive rear
porch (the master bedroom opens to this outdoor space as well). A butler's pantry and mud room are useful
details. Designed for ultimate sanctuary, the master suite offers an elegant
tray ceiling, a large seated shower, and dual walk-in closets. Upstairs, two of
the bedrooms include built-in desks, while the third offers private access to
one of the bathrooms. A rec room and bonus room provides plenty of leisure
space. The elevator makes it easier to age in place. See more images, information, and the floor plan.