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The Farmhouse: New Inspiration for the Classic American Homeby Jean Rehkamp Larson
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Farmhouses evoke nostalgic memories--real or imagined--of a simpler life and a deep, nourishing connection to the seasons and the land. While most of us don't live that way anymore, we all share a longing for the values that this classic American house form represents.
So what makes a true American farmhouse? A farmhouse is intimately connected to the land and all its seasons, dominates a community of buildings, and is built to last using natural, indigenous materials. These are the core qualities of the farmhouse style, whether old or new.
From a working farm on Martha's Vineyard to a horse ranch in Washington State, this remarkable collection of 20 new and remodeled farmhouses celebrates the best American farmhouses built in the past five years. Over 300 photographs beautifully illustrate these homes, and the accompanying site and floor plans, historical sidebars, and up-close details add depth to this rich collection.
With this ground breaking book, America's quintessential house style is reinvented for the 21st-century family.
This remarkable collection of over 300 photographs vividly details and celebrates today's interpretation of the American farmhouse and focuses on traditional elements as adapted for modern needs.
America's quintessential house style is reinvented for the 21st century family in this book. Farmhouses evoke nostalgic memories, real or imagined, of a simpler life, and deep, nourishing connections to the seasons and the land. This remarkable collection details and celebrates today's interpretation of the American farmhouse by focusing on traditional elements as adapted for modern needs, such as porches, roofs, windows, mudrooms, doorways, vestibules, fireplaces, and nooks. The 20 homes in this book represent today's best interpretations of this classic style in new and renovated homes designed for modern living. In suburban and rural communities from Maine to California, The Farmhouse celebrates an enduring American icon. This engaging tour, including over 300 color photographs and drawings that vividly showcase the farmhouse of today in a variety of settings and seasons, will delight, instruct, and inspire homeowners, architects, designers, and builders alike. Site and floor plans plus sidebars with historical detail are also included.
About the Author
Jean Rehkamp Larson, AIA, is a principal and co-founder of Rehkamp Larson Architects in Minneapolis. Prior to starting her own firm, she was an associate with Mulfinger, Susanka, Mahady & Partners (now SALA Architects). Jean's work has been featured in various books, magazines, and television shows, including Inside the Not So Big House, Inspired House magazine, and HGTV's "Before and After" and "Homes Across America" (HGTV). Jean received a merit award by Residential Architect for her home featured in Sarah Susanka's Creating the Not So Big House
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