There’s so much talk about “modern” farmhouses these days, sometimes we forget that “white farmhouse” didn’t start out as a home style. All over the country, most “real” farmhouses quietly go about their business of providing family home. In this case, it’s a home built in 1918 on 14 acres of Virginia horse and cattle land.
Many of these original farmhouses have fallen into disrepair as younger generations move on to non-farming lives, but that doesn’t have to be the case. If you’re a fan of quiet seclusion, a house like this one might just the thing.
Modern farmhouses are often painted white because it’s fashionable, but original white farmhouses were that way because the color was easy to mix up with materials from the farm – no Sherwin Williams needed.
The main living space inside this home is one big great room, with a high ceiling, a big eat in kitchen, and a big fireplace raised up on a stacked-stone hearth. The beadboard ceilings and walls, board and batten fireplace, and brick floors are some of the things you’d expect to find in a “new” white farmhouse today.
A simple farmhouse kitchen, just what you’d expect.
We love this screened porch – especially the view, which looks like a painting of a rural scene!
A natural finish on the walls of this bedroom walls is quiet, warm, and soothing.
This upstairs bedroom (one of three) has the same colors and details as the outside of the house.
Putting a sink cabinet against a free-standing wall like this makes good use of bath space.
How cool is this banked-in underground garage?
As we mentioned, there’s a barn on the property, too. But its way more than a utility building, it’s a custom timberframe barn, all set up to be used for living space – or fantastic parties!
This view up into the cupola from the bottom floor is…amazing!
This fireplace is big enough to warm the whole barn, and maybe even the white farmhouse next door!