Updating old buildings and redeeming them into livable, inviting spaces takes skill and planning. Reusing original materials and salvaged finds also takes a clever eye.
The following brought-back-to-life farmhouses are examples of how a clean, fresh home can be established while still holding onto the characteristic elements from the past.
From Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects, this home has distinguished details and a gorgeous design inside and out.
Upscale but not stuffy, the Hupomone Ranch is set on a sprawling 160 acres of Californian farmland that is settled in the Chileno Valley.
It remained unused for more than 3 decades when purchased for renovation. The homeowners wanted to have a family friendly environment with a focus on sustainably, and designed the barn house around their farming lifestyle.
The construction obtained LEED Platinum certification, and has several smart additions that make it impressively energy efficient.
In addition to geothermal and solar power, passive heating and cooling systems, efficient insulation and materials with a high thermal mass are utilized.
Ranching, farming and living off the landscape are ingrained in the design, as are the scenic views, which probably served as inspiration for the stunning large windows.
Also, the see-through feature made possible when the modern barn door is slid open is a great nod to the original.
Above images are © Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects.
This farmhouse from Magnolia Homes is another great example of a renovation project that was accomplished with an excess of charm. Completely pulled together, the interior of the house has a composed, welcoming look.
With a vintage, lazy afternoon feel, each room holds its own independence but still embraces the historic style of this Texas home.
Exhibiting reused items in interesting ways ties everything together, making these updated farmhouses perfectly balanced designs.
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