This isn’t the first time we’ve featured Whitten Architects of Portland, Maine on The Modest Mansion. They’re masters of Traditional residential architecture, and this pretty yellow New England farmhouse is proof. What a great idea to shoot pictures of this house with a heavy snowfall surrounding it – somehow it makes the house seem even more warm and inviting!
They’ve got all the farmhouse kitchen details just right, don’t you think? I get why they added doors between the kitchen and breakfast area – gets cold way up there – but it makes it feel like a porch on a sunny day!
The different types of stone countertops, and two colors of cabinets, work really well here. And the little finger-tile detail on the backsplash livens things up.
Another view of the kitchen (right photo) where you can see into the walk-in pantry. That’s one of those things you can’t live without once you’ve had one!
Above and below – a very spacious and pretty foyer welcomes you into the house.
Definitely a house for a family! The mudroom and laundry room are so well-organized and convenient!
The Architects talk about the inspiration for the house on their website: “The farmhouse design aesthetic is inspired by local vernacular, and includes simple roof forms. The exterior includes durable materials that have been used in Maine residential architecture for many years.”
Above and below – the furnishings and built ins in the master suite match the rest of the house perfectly.
If the kind of fine-tuned home design you’ve seen in this pretty yellow New England farmhouse gets you going, check out some of the other great projects by Whitten Architects.