Ridgeside Vineyard FarmhouseFarmhouse Porch, DC Metro
Photographer: Allen Russ from Hoachlander Davis Photography, LLC
Principal Architect: Steve Vanze, FAIA, LEED AP
Project Architect: Ellen Hatton, AIA
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2. Extend the LightA few additional lights provide more front porch light and lead people right to the front door. The lights on this retired couple’s home in Virginia invite guests inside to take in the views from the main living space. Read more about this Virginia farmhouse
2. Classic lantern lighting. A beacon of colonial American lighting, the classic lantern has embedded itself into farmhouse decor and refuses to budge to this day. This clean and simple fixture is perfect for a farmhouse exterior or interior. Get this look: Consider replacing a piece of focal lighting in your home with a classic lantern. Smaller sconces suit front entries well, and larger pendants work beautifully above a dining room table. If installing a new fixture isn’t in the cards right now, pick up a few budget-friendly tabletop pendants.Find a local lighting pro
"As you approach the house from the entry court, the view is completely hidden," Vanze says. Once you're through the front door, the entire valley is revealed through a 40-foot-wide floor-to-ceiling glass wall in the main living space.