Farmhouse Style: From City Homes to Rural Renovations

Farmhouse Style: From City Homes to Rural Renovations

Sarah Coffey
Apr 26, 2010

New England has a rich history of Colonial architecture, especially when it comes to early American farmhouses. 19th century homes dot the landscapes of states like Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, and New Hampshire. Even in the region's big cities, farmhouse style still impacts the way homes are designed and built today.

One of the reasons that farmhouse style remains so popular is its simplicity. Back in the day, basic buildings were more budget conscious, and they could easily be expanded as the farm grew.

Today, people still love the casual, laid-back look and durable material construction of a classic farmhouse. Deep ceramic sinks, huge wooden tables, double-hung windows, beadboard, and wide plank flooring all translate well from farmhouses into more modern homes.

For inspiration, we've rounded up some of our favorite New England farmhouses, from small towns in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, to farmhouse style homes in Boston and Providence. Click through the links below for more info on each home.

FIRST ROW
1 Farmhouse Built-In Bed Nook in Mont Vernon, NH
2 Frank & Jill's Frajil Farm Renovation in Mon Vernon, NH
3 Pete and Sandy's Minimal Farmhouse in East Washington, NH
4 Christine and Vijay's Charming Urban Farmhouse in Providence, RI
5 Jeanine's Sun Filled House in Wellesley, MA

SECOND ROW
6 Tyler and Sarah's Primitive Modern Retreat in Stoneham, MA
7 Katin and Brandon's Northshore Cape in Marblehead, MA
8 Chris & Heather's Happy, Hippy Haven in Acton, MA
9 Andrew's Renovated Loft-Style Condo in Somersworth, NH
10 John and Libby's Kid-Friendly Colonial in Cambridge, MA

Photos: Wes & Kayla Schwartz, Sarah Rainwater, Kyle Freeman, Ronee Saroff, Tanya Lacourse, Jeanine Brennan

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