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The Farmhouse: New Inspiration for the Classic American Home
     

The Farmhouse: New Inspiration for the Classic American Home

by Jean Rehkamp Larson, Ken Gutmaker (Photographer)
 

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Farmhouses evoke nostalgic memories — real or imagined — of a simpler life and a deep, nourishing connection to the seasons and the land. While most of us dont live that way anymore, we all share a longing for the values that this classic American house form represents.

So what makes a true American farmhouse? A farmhouse is intimately connected to the

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Farmhouses evoke nostalgic memories — real or imagined — of a simpler life and a deep, nourishing connection to the seasons and the land. While most of us dont live that way anymore, we all share a longing for the values that this classic American house form represents.

So what makes a true American farmhouse? A farmhouse is intimately connected to the land and all its seasons, dominates a community of buildings, and is built to last using natural, indigenous materials. These are the core qualities of the farmhouse style, whether old or new.

This remarkable collection of 20 new and remodeled farmhouses celebrates the best American farmhouses built in the past five years. Over 300 photographs beautifully illustrate these homes, and the accompanying site and floor plans, historical sidebars, and up-close details add depth to this rich collection.

With The Farmhouse, Americas quintessential house style is reinvented for the 21st-century family.

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"With the gradual disappearance of real farmhouses, the 'farmhouse' has become an art form, a way in which we can remain close to the land even though very few of us live off of it. Jean Rehkamp Larson shows the various forms that art can take."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561588749
Publisher:
Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/05/2006
Pages:
217
Sales rank:
297,219
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Jean Rehkamp Larson, AIA, is a principal and co-founder of Rehkamp Larson Architects in Minneapolis. Prior to starting her own firm, she was an associate with Mulfinger, Susanka, Mahady & Partners (now SALA Architects). Jean's work has been featured in various books, magazines, and television shows, including Inside the Not So Big House, Inspired House magazine, and HGTV's "Before and After" and "Homes Across America" (HGTV). Jean received a merit award by Residential Architect for her home featured in Sarah Susanka's Creating the Not So Big House

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