Home for the Holidays: A Modern Farmhouse in Missouri
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Located in the rolling countryside of Springfield, Missouri, this modern interpretation of a vernacular farmhouse by Hufft Projects combines historical influences with modern materials. This 6,000-square-foot home was built in 2009 in Springfield, Missouri, for a young couple with a baby on the way. The owners liked the look of a traditional farmhouse--"the white, the clapboard siding, the front porch, dormers, chimney"—but they also had very modern tastes. They commissioned Kansas City-based Hufft Projects to meld the two ideas and create their dream modern farmhouse. The architects found one clever solution in the porch, which serves as the front of the home and the first (and only) thing that visitors see when looking at the home head-on. They created an oversized porch with a dramatically cantilevered overhang that blends the farmhouse charm of a front porch with the stark drama of modern architecture. For more, visit Hufft Projects . Photography by Mike Sinclair . Above: The homeowner describes the home's views as "amazing—like a mix of Montana and Napa Valley." Above: Though metal roofing is a common barn material, here the cool gray color lends a modern look. Above: A Shaker-inspired bench happily coexists beneath two former longhorns. Above: We've posted before on this clever idea for a rope pulley suspending a chandelier at adjustable heights. Above: The fireplace surround is granite and the chimney is made of split-face concrete block. Above: In the kitchen, note the floating wood countertop; a very modern use of a traditional material. Above: A vintage chalkboard serves as message board. Above: A simple platform bed is made from reclaimed wood. Above: The cantilevered porch overhang is the most prominent modern element of the exterior. N.B.: Looking for farmhouse inspiration? See images of our favorite barns in our Gallery of rooms and spaces. This post is an update; the original ran on June 28, 2012.