Modern Farmhouse In Maine

September 10, 2018

By Tab Byrum

I love reinterpretations of an old theme, you know when something that’s been done for years and looked at with new eyes and made to recall it’s original inspiration but…different. Today we are looking at a timeless design of a home, the farmhouse, done with several modern twists to it. Many times the twist will come from the materials used which we’ll talk about more while looking at the photos or the colors may be totally different than what’s customarily used. Today’s featured home is in Kennebunk, Maine and belongs to a family of four. The family already owned the land that was home to a farmhouse and barn but wished the existing house had more modern features, so they decided to build and turned to Caleb Johnson Studios to help. Taking inspiration from the old house and barn they went with a design that looks like a barn on the outside but more farmhouse on the inside with contemporary touches. To add “old touches” to the new construction they incorporated wood and doors from a farmhouse tear down in neighboring Massachusets and the result is glorious. Join me for a tour today of a Maine Farmhouse and be inspired. Enjoy!!!

The shape of the house is meant to evoke a barn, large windows are used to bring lots of natural light. 

There are several contemporary elements used throughout the traditionally inspired home. There are the modern windows and doors and the staircase was created using steel, cables and reclaimed pine for the steps. 

A bit of midcentury is brought into the living room with the antique furniture pieces. Steel and wood beams have been left exposed adding an industrial touch to a refined space. 

Wood and steel combine to create this wonderful bridge in the upstairs of the house. The bookcases on the right are midcentury finds that were reclaimed from the Massachusets farmhouse. 

Neutral colors are used throughout the house creating a peaceful backdrop. Antique beams are the focus in the Master Bedroom. 

An antique-inspired bathtub and faucet look right at home in this barn-inspired home. 

More beams bring in a rustic touch to one of the children’s bedrooms. The bunk bed is a reclaimed midcentury piece and the bedroom door was salvaged from the farmhouse on site. 

Teal is a color used throughout the Farmhouse, here it brightens up a reclaimed barn door installed in the kid’s playroom. 

I really love this house and saw tons of inspiring things about it I would love to use in our home, I hope you did too. Have a great day and I’ll see you back here tomorrow. Enjoy!!!

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