Tour the gorgeous farmhouse that uses wood and stone to create a country haven

It seems only natural that a newly built American farmhouse should reflect a measure of traditional architecture. So when Donald Lococo Architects was commissioned to build a new home in the Virginia countryside, adjacent to a century-old barn, the designers chose to gather inspiration from the nearby structure. In keeping with the time-honored feel of a generational structure, the palatial farmhouse was built with imperfection in mind. This concept called "wabi sabi" accommodates nail holes and imperfect surfaces in contrast with the clean, perfect lines of many modern homes.
The home itself is an impressive 13,300 square feet (1,235 sq. m), complete with five bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The exterior showcases a classic application of board and batten and stone walls. The interior continues this simplistic theme with the installation of reclaimed wood floors, large wood beams and slate flooring tiles. An especially large beam in the kitchen was extracted from an old-growth tree. These sturdy, rustic elements, coupled with a thoughtful architectural process and the surrounding landscape, ensure that this home will be present for many generations to come.
Advertisement
Light from a row of windows draws attention to the rough-hewn hardwood floors that flow throughout the home.
The kitchen cabinets have been painted a soft green that departs from the typical white kitchen often seen in country homes.
The installation of slate floors in the kitchen adds depth and interest to the light and airy space.
The elegant dining room features a glossy floral wallpaper applied from floor to ceiling.
Cool grey tiling and clean lines makes the spacious bathroom a serene oasis.
Advertisement
The back porch features an area for potting plants and a sink for the inevitable cleanup.
Share the patina and Old World charm of this Virginia farmhouse with your friends on Facebook.
Resources Houzz

An elegant farmhouse provides plenty of space for a growing Alabama family.
February 20   ·  
Advertisement
Designed by Rafe Churchill, a carpenter-turned architect, this impressive residence is situated on a high point amid 125 acres of New England soil.
February 19   ·  
Each room in the farmhouse has its own character, while the exterior of the property is highlighted by a massive restored barn that is ready to host any formal or casual gathering.
February 18   ·  
Farmhouse style in design, but small spaces in mind.
February 6   ·  
 
Recommended
Advertisement