FARMHOUSE-A modern farmhouse exterior is often a perfect blend of modern and traditional elements. Whether it’s a fabulous farm porch or siding made with reclaimed wood, homes that hearken back to simpler times can be expertly styled with an of the moment feel. This gorgeous, peaceful home in rural North Carolina seamlessly combines both traditional and modern elements. The wrap around porch is an undeniable vestige of days of old, when rocking chairs and lemonade dominated a family’s free time. But the ample windows and open floor plan (along with the entire interior decor of the home) incorporate elements that easily bring this home to the modern day.
“Our goal was to strike a good balance between traditional and modern in a way that did not result in simply a traditional exterior and modern interior,” says architect Erin Sterling Lewis. A pressure treated wood deck extends from the property under a stained pine, V groove ceiling. Steel and wood comprise the columns.