Lakeside FarmhouseTraditional Exterior, Minneapolis
Building Design, Plans, and Interior Finishes by: Fluidesign Studio I Builder: Structural Dimensions Inc. I Photographer: Seth Benn Photography
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5. Farmhouse Style for TodayPhotos from this dreamy new farmhouse-style house are popping up in many of the most popular categories on Houzz. The designer employed moves from Sarah Susanka’s philosophy of the Not-So-Big House — a house that’s not small, but not big for the sake of being big — and gave the interiors loads of fresh modern-farmhouse style.Read more about this home
2. Traditional FarmhouseMore traditional farmhouse style is giving the new take a run for its money. While this home is a new build, it is closer to the classic antique farmhouse look. Read more about this home | Photo tours of farmhouse-style homes
Photos by SethbennphotoHouzz at a GlanceWho lives here: Interior designer Shelly Lindstrom of Fluidesign Studio; her husband, Matt, a software consultant; and their three children, Hannah, 9, Jack, 7, and Paige, 5 Location: Mahtomedi, MinnesotaSize: 2,300 square feet (214 square meters); five bedrooms, three bathrooms About 15 miles north of the Twin Cities, Lindstrom and her husband, Matt, built their farmhouse-style house in a well-established neighborhood on a wooded lot alongside a lake. “The goal was to make the house feel like it has always been there,” Lindstrom says. Guests to the half-acre property are greeted by a charming structure that sits surrounded by mature trees at the end of a long driveway. Its inviting facade is embellished with trademarks of an old farmhouse: wraparound porch, dormers on the roof, an abundance of custom corbels on the gables and cutout shakes. In contrast to the present trend of expansive windows, the homeowners decided that for their situation, smaller was better. “We thought they’d look more proportional to the house,” Lindstrom says.
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or a tiny version of this with the garage door in the gable end and obviously driveway heading into it, and a path around side of gge to front door, up a few steps to front door and whole house on slightly higher level than gge. all living areas at north end, could be a couple bedrooms facing out west and a hallway up the centre of the house, kitchen internal backing onto the hallway, and facing out over all dining, family and lounge and outdoor living. could be a bedroom on western side aswell