We all must be farm animals in our past lives, because we all want to are now living in barns now, ” affirms builder Matt Silva, who converted an 1800s barn in New Hampshire into a single-family home. Whilst his animal theory leaves room for debate,he or she hits on a good point. Farmhouses and barns are so popular these days. Nevertheless almost all of our daily hours are ingested by incessant screen time, is it any wonder nearly all of us prefer to come home to a relaxed, simple place a Luddite would be proud to call home?
Designers: Brett Balzer of Balzer + Tuck Structures and Jim Sasko of Teakwood Builders Inc.
Place: Saratoga Springs, New You are able to
Size: 12 feet, 6 inches by 8 ft, 4 inches (3. 8 by second . 5 meters)
Year built: 2011
Homeowners’ request: “They wanted an open-floor-plan vernacular farmhouse with timber features for a family home with capability to entertain, ” builder Brett Balzer says.Program of attack: “Planning of the area was critical. Many sketches went back and forth. The mirror and drawers sit directly across from the garage entry-exit. This divided the space into two zones: kids and adults. Natural light,view and connectivity to the outdoors were critical to all spaces in the home, and the mudroom was no exception.
“The full-light French door answered the request for all of these criteria. The three-quarter-height painted wood wainscot takes the daily wear and rip much better than painted gypsum wallboard, while keeping the room looking fresh andclean. Directly behind the photographer of this shot is the powder room, found in close proximity to the garage and outdoors while still hidden from the principle living space. ”
Designer: Jacque James of James & Co. Interiors
Location: Gallatin Valley, Montana
Size: 15 by 10 feet (4. 5 by 3 meters)
Year built: 2013
Homeowners’ request: “This home is situated on beautiful grasslands in Montana at the foot of a beautiful hill range, ” designer Jacque James says. “The homeowners wanted small and simplistic, a genuine homestead feel without all the bulk of typical mountain designs. They will really wanted function for the entry — dull boots, wet dogs and lots of coats. I wanted some decor, so we fused the two and had a simple reclaimed and iron bench created by local artisans, and I found huge iron hooks for the wall. ”
Strategy: “The entry formerly wasn’t very interesting. Right now there wasn’t anything to establish the space. I used reclaimed beams to framework the space and fabulous reclaimed wide-plank black pine for the walls. I needed a statement piece, and the custom pendant did the trick. ”