What better place to experience a slower pace of life then a rustic retreat in the shadow of the Cascade Mountains of Washington. This 1908 farmhouse, purchased by Melanie and Andrew Doubroff, sits on 3/4 of an acre of land that was originally home to an apple orchard.
Initially, the Doubroff's lived in it part-time but they soon decided to make it their permanent residence. A 2009 designation by the National Register of Historic Places required that the 100-year-old home remain true to its original structure. Thankfully, the Doubroff's love of antiques and flea market treasures translated into a love for old homes as well and they lovingly placed their mark on the home, without detracting from its original architecture.
Additionally, a love of entertaining plays into the couple's interior design choices throughout the home. A warm, soothing color palette is immediately welcoming for guests of the classic farmhouse and 2800 square feet, including 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, ensures that their is plenty of room to accommodate visitors. For those warm summer evenings, the back deck is roomy enough to fit 2 8-foot tables, plus expansion, for a total of 20 feet of dining space. This allows the homeowners to host a number of events including family holiday meals, weddings and dinner parties. This is truly farmhouse living at its best.
An open concept living/dining room is located on the main floor. It has been outfitted with a functional antiques and reclaimed items that had depth and patina.
A coat of paint and coordinating accessories updated the previously-renovated kitchen.
An indoor dining space is positioned just off the kitchen to allow for ease of of movement between the two spaces.
The office features an restored schoolhouse desk and sports memorabilia, including a vintage hockey game adds color and texture to the walls.
Original wainscotting accents the bathroom while the room is designed with a combination of wicker furniture and a classic pedestal sink.
The master bedroom returns to an older time with the use of two twin beds rather than the more commonly found king-size bedroom suite.
Two large umbrellas, set into handcrafted tables creates protection from the sun for those sitting beneath.
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