This rustic farmhouse restoration is quite cute. The current owner, Suni Mushani, bought this 10 acre horse farm in Easton, CT for $775,000 in 2014 and has since put about $1 million into restoring the farm’s main house that was built in 1935.
The key to this renovation was keeping the original charm but adding modern touches. The wood paneled living room and stone fireplace are the heart of the home. The refurbished kitchen with green cabinets works too. I love the upgraded small baths with dramatic tile and fun touches like steel doors. Finally, a lot of places to sit and read and talk. Love it.
This farm house would be a great cozy place to spend the holidays I think. Imagine it decorated for Christmas.
Am in the middle of pulling together my family holiday dinner that I cook at my sister’s house. My tiny little cottage in the Hollywood Hills cannot accommodate as many chairs around the table as my sister’s house. Every year, I make dinner for the family there. The group has ranged in size over the years from 8 to 18 people. It is always a great time.
Maybe one day, I’ll buy a little farmhouse somewhere, restore it and throw Christmas dinner there…
FARMHOUSE RESTORATION – DESIGN TIPS
- KEEP ORIGINAL CHARM – Here the exposed beam ceilings and stone fireplace are original the house and they add loads of character.
- 2. ADD COLOR – Love the subtle use of color in the home. The green kitchen cabinets and the blue velvet tufted headboard are just enough for me!
- 3. REMODEL BATHS WITH A TWIST – Love the two small baths in this house. One has a cement tile floor from spain that I just love. The other has a factory steel door that is used as a shower door. I would do that in bath! I love tile and bathroom finishes. The baths are a place to go more modern and to have fun.
- 4. INVITING ENTRANCE – Make sure the entrance is warm and inviting. A small bench with a little throw says cozy home right away.
- 5. COZY SEATING AREAS – Make sure to create cute spaces to sit and contemplate life throughout the house. You would be amazed…if you create a cozy sitting space, people will use it!
What do you think of this farmhouse restoration? What might you do to add charm? Would you want to spend the holidays in a home like this?
Photos: New York Times