Join us on our heartfelt journey crafting a modern farmhouse, where classic charm and contemporary design unite. Experience our story from foundation to finish.
Welcome to Home Sweet Farm Home! As we embark on our dream to build a farmhouse blending yesterday's charm with today's style, this blog is our storybook. It's here that we'll share our experiences, inspiration photos, and the joys of creating a home that's a true reflection of our lives.
While many people would love a chance to build their own home, I’ve always preferred the magic and soul of an old house. My husband (the Farmer) and I appreciate history and I always pictured us restoring the old family farmhouse one day. I grew up in an old house and timeworn was really all I knew until I went college and started living on my own. I was raised on hand-me-downs, thrift store gifts and repurposing items because money was always tight (and sometimes nonexistent). I guess you could say, my family was hip to old things before restoring, repurposing and vintage was cool.
I also have an interest in and appreciation for family history and everything that comes with it – because that helps shape who I am and how I was raised. So, my ultimate dream was to restore an old farmhouse that had been lived in by generations of one of our families…but that dream didn’t gain much traction since there was no beautiful old family home to take on and restore.
That leaves us to where we are today. Farmer and I will be building our new (old) Farmhouse on our farm and I hope to show you our ideas and progress along the way. We are blessed to have the opportunity to build our (within budget) dream house. And a few years ago, I would have told you that we would have already been in our new house build, but as what always happens, life happened.
Long story, semi-short – the week we were planning on submitting our plans for our new (old) Farmhouse build to the structural engineer, a local farm popped up for sale with a once-in-a-lifetime list price. In less than 24 hours of the property being listed, we had visited with the sellers, called the bank, placed an offer and had our offer accepted. Less than 24 hours! I didn’t even have time to think about what this purchase would do to our dream build. You see, we farm for a living. It’s our bread and butter (in most years), our family heritage and something that we hope to pass down to our children.
So that leaves us where we are today – with a large property payment for a farm, a cleaned-up spot on the 5th generation family farm where construction was supposed to happen and a toddler. The Farmer and I have decided that we still want to live on the same land that his family has for so many generations, it will just take a little longer to get there.
We’ve decided to move forward with our house plans and each year we will fund a different part of the build, so hopefully, in a handful of years, we will be living our long-standing dream. Although patience has never been a strong suit for me, this is a goal I can wait to achieve. So sit back, grab some iced tea and get ready to savor the sloooow Farmhouse build.
Below is a snapshot of our plans and dreams for our house that we hope will be in our family for generations.
The Essence of Modern Farmhouse Design: Our design journey is rooted in a neutral color palette, embracing shades that bring calmness and clarity. This choice is more than aesthetic; it reflects a mindset of simplicity and elegance, fundamental to modern farmhouse style. These hues will flow throughout the home, providing a canvas for our life's evolving tapestry.
Key Design Elements of Our Farmhouse House Plans: Our farmhouse house plans are a mosaic of modern and traditional elements. We're integrating white walls, large windows, wood beams, and clean lines to invite natural light and openness. A balance between modern elements and traditional farmhouse style is key, ensuring each space feels both fresh and familiar. The popular style of the modern farmhouse look will be incorporated by barn doors, calming paint colors and use of natural materials. However, we will also incorporate old farmhouse charm with simple light fixtures, a porch swing and white cabinets.
Creating a Welcoming Atmosphere with Open Floor Plans: The open floor plan is the heartbeat of our modern farmhouse plan. It's here that spaces merge seamlessly, from a kitchen bustling with activity around a central island to a living room where conversations and laughter resonate. This layout not only enhances the sense of space but also nurtures our family connections. I envision our kids playing in the living room while we prepare dinner. We will also incorporate French doors that lead out to a big front porch that wraps around the entire house.
Modern Farmhouse Kitchen: The Heart of Our Home: The kitchen, our home's epicenter, will fuse modern farmhouse inspiration with functionality. A large kitchen island will stand as a gathering spot, surrounded by open shelving and sleek appliances. Food is the centerpiece of our home and in this kitchen, we will share family moments, creating a space that's both efficient and warm.
Blending Traditional Elements with a Modern Twist: Our living spaces are where the past and present meet. A brick fireplace will anchor the room, symbolizing the warmth of traditional homes, while modern farmhouse decor adds a contemporary flair. This blend is our homage to heritage and innovation, creating a space that respects tradition while embracing the new. Our powder room will have a mix of materials and color scheme that will be fun and have some flair for the smaller space.
Exterior Charm: Our Farmhouse's Metal Roof and Natural Elements: The exterior of our farmhouse will echo the essence of a working farm, with a metal roof and expansive front porches. These elements are not mere adornments; they're functional, durable, and steeped in rural tradition. They represent our commitment to preserving the past while building for the future.
Classic Details in Our Long-Awaited Dream: Throughout our home, classic details will coexist with modern touches. Hardwood floors, reminiscent of traditional farmhouse style, will lay the foundation for rooms bathed in natural light from large windows.
Our Farmhouse Plans: A Home Tour in the Making: As we progress, I'm excited to share glimpses of our ideas and designs of each room. From the welcoming front porch to the cozy interior spaces (like our pantry), our home will be a showcase of our personal style, reflecting our journey from dream to reality.
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