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15. A Cherished Home With Lots of CharacterHouzz at a GlanceWho lives here: Mark and Kelley Ash and their three childrenOn the farm: Three horses, one donkey, five chickens, two dogs, two cats and a pigLocation: Horton, AlabamaSize: 1,700 square feet (158 square meters); three bedrooms, one bathroom on a 9-acre propertyHomeowners Mark and Kelley Ash have been adding on to their shotgun-style farmhouse for a number of years. Their DIY approach has resulted in a cherished home set on 9 acres and accented with repurposed materials, such as corrugated metal salvaged from an old chicken coop. Exterior paint: Simply White, Benjamin Moore; roofing material: Metal 5B
Mark and Kelley Ash reimagined, designed and rebuilt their North Alabama farmhouse in the town of Horton. The couple (he’s an architect and she’s an artist) built the original shotgun-style farmhouse in 2011, then added another 700 square feet two years later.The couple eliminated labor costs by doing the work themselves, and reduced expenses by sourcing reclaimed materials, like wood from Kelley’s grandmother’s house and metal from a dilapidated chicken coop. Kelley describes the result as a mix of industrial, Scandinavian and retro-farmhouse style.
Houzz at a GlanceWho lives here: Mark and Kelley Ash, and their 3 childrenOn the farm: 3 horses, 1 donkey, 5 chickens, 2 dogs, 2 cats and 1 pigLocation: Horton, AlabamaSize: 1,700 square feet; 3 bedrooms, 1 bath on a 9-acre propertyThe house is set on a lush 9-acre parcel the owners call Fox Heart Farm. Mark and Kelley built the two-story wing first, while living in a borrowed camper with their three kids. They recently completed a 700-square-foot addition, which begins to the right of the two-story structure. The cantilevered bay, far right, and shed, far left, are accented with corrugated metal salvaged from an old chicken coop.Exterior paint: Simply White, Benjamin Moore; roofing material: Metal 5B