For those who love to entertain their home is more than a place to retreat from the rigors of everyday life. For Gayle and Gary Schneider, their custom-built farmhouse was designed to welcome and accommodate large parties and small, close friends and acquaintances. From a selection of carefully decorated guest rooms to a spacious dining table and basement retreat, there are numerous options for quiet conversation or more lively gatherings.
The Schneider's have chosen to accent their home with rustic furnishings, both old and new. Even repurposed shutters from Gary's prior Victorian home have found a place in this new build. In the lofty entrance, a unique paint application creates the look and age of a much older plaster finish. The front room's stacked stone fireplace is well stocked with rows of freshly-hewn wood cut by Gary's own hand. The heart of the home is the country kitchen, constructed with raised panel alder wood cabinets. Complimentary stone countertops and a neutral backsplash create additional warmth. Without a doubt, this home is truly an entertainer's dream with a nod to an era gone by.
Two small windows in the entrance of the home allow streams of light to brighten the space.
The center of the cozy living room is its wood burning fireplace and stacked stone surround.
Full, neutral draperies segment the expansive row of transom windows in the living room.
In the dining area, a light wood hutch sits between two windows as it provides space for decorative items and books.
The kitchen island is devoid of appliances to allow ease of movement and space when acting as a buffet.
Custom cabinet features like a set of plate racks add a touch of country flair to this cook's kitchen.
One of the homeowner's favorite spaces is this warm and bright sunroom toward the back of the home.
Sliding barn wood doors add texture and decorative functionality to this basement tv room.
Even the basement is designed for entertaining with an L-shaped bar.
A tarnished mirror reflects light in this simple country master bedroom.
Simple materials make this master bathroom austere and relaxing.
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