The Farmhouse: New Inspiration for the Classic American Home

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America's quintessential house style is reinvented for the 21st century family in this book. Farmhouses evoke nostalgic memories, real or imagined, of a simpler life, and deep, nourishing connections to the seasons and the land. This remarkable collection details and celebrates today's interpretation of the American farmhouse by focusing on traditional elements as adapted for modern needs, such as porches, roofs, windows, mudrooms, doorways, vestibules, fireplaces, and nooks. The 20 homes in this book represent ...
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Overview

America's quintessential house style is reinvented for the 21st century family in this book. Farmhouses evoke nostalgic memories, real or imagined, of a simpler life, and deep, nourishing connections to the seasons and the land. This remarkable collection details and celebrates today's interpretation of the American farmhouse by focusing on traditional elements as adapted for modern needs, such as porches, roofs, windows, mudrooms, doorways, vestibules, fireplaces, and nooks. The 20 homes in this book represent today's best interpretations of this classic style in new and renovated homes designed for modern living. In suburban and rural communities from Maine to California, The Farmhouse celebrates an enduring American icon. This engaging tour, including over 300 color photographs and drawings that vividly showcase the farmhouse of today in a variety of settings and seasons, will delight, instruct, and inspire homeowners, architects, designers, and builders alike. Site and floor plans plus sidebars with historical detail are also included.
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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."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561588749
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/5/2006
  • Pages: 217
  • Sales rank: 537,907
  • Product dimensions: 9.32 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.62 (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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Table of Contents

Introduction 2
An American Icon 4
An Unsentimental Farmhouse 20
A Bicentennial Renovation 30
Little Red Barn House 40
Instant Evolution 50
Old Farm, New Farmhouse 60
In the Image of a Barn 70
A Three-in-One Farmhouse 80
Farmhouse with an Edge 88
New Plot, Old Story 98
Blue Ridge Contrast 106
A String of Barns 116
A Farmhouse Takes Wing 126
Barn with a Past and Future 136
A Farm Full of Projects 146
Pavilions in the Pasture 156
Farmhouse as Fun House 166
The Ranch House Revisited 176
Farmhouse Gumbo 186
Barn Red and Edgy 194
Shades of Shaker 204
Architects and Designers 214
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    Posted February 9, 2008

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    My husband and I are planning the home where we will raise teenagers and retire. We don't want cathedral ceilings and marble floors. We want a home to LIVE in. This book inspires us to build the house that our children and grandchildren will enter and feel like they've truly come home. I come from a family of builders and I have found it difficult to find house plans for a comfortable, simple and stylish home. We DO NOT want a formal living room and a formal dining room. We want a space that can be used by just the two of us or our entire large family. This book has inspired me to take our ideas and requirements of the home we want to an architect who will work with us to design the home that we can live in - not show off.

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