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 American. Farmhouse. When we hear those two words, we know what’s to come is going to be good. Great, actually.


We can just picture reclaimed (or original!) wood floors and a smattering of antiques.


Fabulously rustic wood beams and a smattering of sunlight — perfect for getting plenty of work done in a perfectly farmhouse office.

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 A farmhouse is the kind of place where families can come together, where it’s okay to have a little bit of dirt on your feet.


The kitchen is beautifully updated for fresh-from-the-garden meals any night of the week.


 But it still maintains so many of the characteristics that give a farmhouse its undeniable charm in the first place — like a warm and welcoming paint color, for instance.


 And family dinner around the dining room table isn’t just something that sounds good on paper. It’s a nightly ritual.


 A proper garden is a must at the American farmhouse. Watering cans and clippers and garden clogs… and a new sink ensconced in something antique is a really great way to enter off of the garden if you can get it. (And a dog bowl because, of course, the farmhouse has dogs!)


 A bit of rustic beauty combined with upscale elegance works nicely for entertaining friends.


 And, well, there are some places that you just don’t really need to be rustic…

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 Like in this beautiful bathroom, for instance.


Flowers must greet you at the door; that’s a given. But they can’t be too terribly fussy. Wild is always better on the farm.


 And a bit of stone on the facade is simply stunning.


 A fence for cattle or pigs… or looks… is always a great touch.


 And extra credit is given for a real-life, old-timey barn.


Yes, we’d say this American farmhouse hits all the high notes of what we expect from a truly fabulous American farmhouse that is as livable and updated as it is rustic and character-filled. We think we could move right in! What about you? Can you see yourself living on this gorgeous farm?


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Source: Donald Lococo Architect

John Cole Photography