The New England Farmhouse has become a standard in residential building and architecture in America. In fact, it is difficult to find a more classic and widely built house form when considering popular 20th century rural architecture. The farmhouse draws on concepts rooted in earlier traditional colonial design including sharp clean roof lines, modest trim detailing and expansion by building off the main core. This traditional plan, with its carefully detailed exterior and important architectural components, demonstrates a collaboration of design concepts to create a comfortable yet practical home with functional elements, including the ever-popular, wrap-around porch, by which this style is primarily defined.
On the first floor of the main house the living space is loosely defined and open fostering group interaction from space to space. The front entry foyer leads left into a formal dining room. To the right, a spacious living room with fireplace flows into a large, open kitchen and breakfast area with cooking fireplace. An impressive covered porch begins outside the living room, continues across the front of the main house and terminates just off the kitchen's connected sun porch. An abundance of light enters though several glass doors to the sides and rear, helping the home to connect with its natural surroundings.
A heated mudroom ell contains the laundry area, storage and a half bath that services the first floor. With farmer's porches off both sides providing covered entry into either side, the ell connects the main house to the two bay carriage shed.
The second floor of this home is accessed by way of a U-shaped stair and contains a gracious master bedroom suite with two separate walk-in closets and a comfortable master bath with whirlpool tub, separate shower and compartmentalized toilet. Three ancillary large bedrooms, a shared full bathroom and staircase to the third level accompany the master suite on this level.
Optional living space for immediate or future expansion can be found on the third floor of the main house as well as the room above the carriage shed. The third floor is suitable for two comfortable bedrooms and a bath. The second floor of the carriage shed has many potential uses, such as the master bedroom, a private office, exercise room, in-law apartment or left unfinished as simple storage.
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