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Family Ranches With Sustainable Style

Family Ranches With Sustainable Style

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.

Family Ranches With Sustainable Style

Upscale but not stuffy, the Hupomone Ranch is set on a sprawling 160 acres of Californian farmland that is settled in the Chileno Valley.

Family Ranches With Sustainable Style

Family Ranches With Sustainable Style

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.

Family Ranches With Sustainable Style

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.

Family Ranches With Sustainable Style

Family Ranches With Sustainable Style

Family Ranches With Sustainable Style

Family Ranches With Sustainable Style

Family Ranches With Sustainable Style

Also, the see-through feature made possible when the modern barn door is slid open is a great nod to the original.

Family Ranches With Sustainable Style

Family Ranches With Sustainable Style

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.

Family Ranches With Sustainable Style

Completely pulled together, the interior of the house has a composed, welcoming feel.

With a vintage, lazy afternoon feel, each room holds its own independence but still embraces the historic style of this Texas home.

Above images are © Magnolia Homes. Pictures by Molly Winn Photography.

Exhibiting reused items in interesting ways ties everything together, making these updated farmhouses perfectly balanced designs.

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