A Farmhouse Worth a Pause
When homes jump out at me, I like to take the time to really dig deep into why it’s standing out among the rest. I feel as if I owe it to myself to honor that gut feeling of “Oh this is good” without making immediate assumptions as to why. I study it with a mind as open as possible and imagine myself standing in the room for the first time, the second time, and the fiftieth time. More often than not, I love a house because of an overall concept (good lighting, distinct style, intentional curation), but this house I stumbled across on Larson Architectural Works felt different than those reasons and it took me a little longer than usual to pin point why it made my heart beat faster.
It’s true I have an unashamed love for farmhouses. They’re open to traditionally accommodate large families, full of natural elements with materials meant to last centuries, and evoke purpose in every room (a byproduct of the nature of farming). But this farmhouse felt a little more unique than others and I eventually realized it’s because everything in this house feels functional and organic. There’s very little excess although it’s full of hints of what it’s like to live there, giving each room a wonderfully satisfying feeling. It doesn’t feel HGTV fabricated, it feels lived in and honored.
That, to me, is calming, exhilarating, and definitely worth a blog post.