Design Confidently, Live Comfortably

Inspired House Issue #9, Mar/Apr 2005

The New American Farmhouse
Classic in spirit, modern in style, a simple home conforms to the way one family lives today
by Jean Rehkamp Larson

The farmhouse is traditional, practical, architecturally pleasing, and spiritually rich in its simplicity. We love farmhouses, but we no longer live like the families that inhabited them in years past. Architect Jean Rehkamp Larson, author of The Farmhouse (Taunton, 2004), tells the story of an updated abode she designed for one couple and their kids; it looks like a classic but functions like a modern family home. Learn the history and details of the house style, and take away ideas for building new or bringing your own up to date.

Preview next article