Countryside Escapes: Refreshed Connecticut Farmhouse

A small, outdated farmhouse in Connecticut was given new life thanks to a smart remodel from Hendricks Churchill LLC. The home's kitchen was expanded, windows were added to let in more natural light and the ceilings were raised, opening up the floor plan. New furnishings were chosen by designer Kathryn Fagin of KJ Designs to make the interior family-friendly as well.

Photo By: Amanda Kirkpatrick

Photo By: Amanda Kirkpatrick

Photo By: Amanda Kirkpatrick

Photo By: Amanda Kirkpatrick

Photo By: Amanda Kirkpatrick

Photo By: Amanda Kirkpatrick

Photo By: Amanda Kirkpatrick

Photo By: Amanda Kirkpatrick

Photo By: Amanda Kirkpatrick

Photo By: Amanda Kirkpatrick

Photo By: Amanda Kirkpatrick

Photo By: Amanda Kirkpatrick

Photo By: Amanda Kirkpatrick

Photo By: Amanda Kirkpatrick

Photo By: Amanda Kirkpatrick

Photo By: Amanda Kirkpatrick

Photo By: Amanda Kirkpatrick

White Farmhouse with Black Shutters

Located on a quiet gravel road in New York, this charming white farmhouse was occupied by the same family for over 30 years. A full-scale renovation turned its formerly small, dark rooms and narrow hallways into an open, airy space with a contemporary color palette and modern furnishings, perfect for a contemporary family.

White, Contemporary Foyer in Renovated Farmhouse

The foyer of this updated farmhouse features sleek gray floor tiles and paneled walls, presenting from the very entry a juxtaposition that continues throughout the space. Once dark, dated and closed in, the house now features an open-airy floor plan with a contemporary color palette and loads of natural light. Modern furnishings blend seamlessly with period and rustic details.

Gray, Modern Living Room in Renovated Farmhouse

Paneled walls add structure, dimension and a bit of modern panache to the living room of this charming New York farmhouse. During the historic home's full-scale renovation, the design team raised ceiling heights, opened up the floor plan and updated the house with a contemporary color palette and modern furnishings, like the sofa and chairs in this comfortable, livable space.

Gray Farmhouse Living Room with Modern Furniture, Art

A gray paneled accent wall lends dimension to this Bedford, New York, living room, drawing the eye to the chic black and white artwork above the sleek fireplace. A full-scale renovation opened up this once-dark farmhouse, lifting ceiling heights and transforming the space into a livable, comfortable family home. Modern furnishings blend effortlessly with period architectural details.

White Farmhouse Kitchen with Green Accents

This sleek, yet quaint farmhouse kitchen features both period and modern elements, including Mid-Century-inspired barstools and a traditional apron sink. Green is a motif that repeats throughout, on the countertop, the light fixtures and even the window casings. A contemporary color palette and modern furnishings transformed this once dark and dated home into a livable and family-friendly country house.

Green and White Farmhouse Kitchen with Modern Accents

Green marble finishes and seaglass-hued light fixtures and woodwork bring a relaxed, casual charm to this modern farmhouse kitchen. Mid-Century-inspired barstools pull up to the island breakfast bar. Open shelving and butcher block fit with the character of the historic house, balancing the modern elements.

White Farmhouse Kitchen with Green Marble Countertop

Previously, the kitchen in this small New York farmhouse was dated and dark. A major renovation brightened and opened it up, with white cabinetry popping against green marble countertops and backsplash. Modern elements like the island pendant connect the space to the home's contemporary color palette and Mid-Century furnishings while also blending seamlessly with the room's rustic charm.

White Kitchen Detail with Green Countertop

A detail of this charming farmhouse kitchen shows off its open shelving and green marble countertop, details that blend seamlessly and characterize the home's updated take on farmhouse style. Brass hardware and green-painted trim are crisp and on-trend. The designers expanded the kitchen footprint and opened up the home's floor plan to create a family-friendly space.

Green Trim, Countertop, Sink in Farmhouse Kitchen

The details are what make this charming, yet modern farmhouse kitchen. Green marble countertops extend to the apron sink to create a continuous line. The color is repeated on the window casings for a crisp, modern effect. Brass hardware and fixtures fit with the home's historic character and yet also are "right now."

Green Marble Apron Sink in Renovated Farmhouse Kitchen

The green marble finish in this renovation farmhouse kitchen extends to the deep apron sink, creating a continuous line that's echoed on the insides of the window casings. The overall effect is crisp and fresh, giving the space modern punch that ties in with the home's contemporary flair. Brass fixtures are both on-trend and period-appropriate.

White Dining Room, Kitchen in Renovated Farmhouse

Previously dark and dated, this New York farmhouse now has an open, airy feel and connected floor plan. The designers expanded the kitchen footprint, added windows, increased ceiling heights and opened up the rooms to create a comfortable flow. This dining room features modern furniture and contrasting trim, creating a fresh, crisp space that connects with the nearby kitchen.

White, Modern Dining Room in Renovated Farmhouse

Dark furnishings with Danish modern lines blend seamlessly with the traditional farmhouse architecture of this light-filled, modern dining room. Throughout the home, soft contemporary colors and modern furniture updates the space for a 21st-century family. Trim is darker than the walls, creating a crisp effect that makes the space stand out.

Eclectic Sunroom in Renovated New York Farmhouse

This eclectic sunroom features paneled ceilings, custom Roman shades and peppy sage-and-white trim that makes the millwork pop. Modern chairs team with a woven sofa and reclaimed wood-topped coffee table for an effect that's casual yet effortlessly chic. The once dark and dated farmhouse is now open and airy, with a contemporary color palette and tons of natural light.

Green Traditional Window Seat in Renovated Farmhouse

A cozy window seat provides the perfect spot for reading, lounging or just enjoying the peaceful setting of this renovated New York farmhouse. Trim throughout the space is painted a chameleon shade of green that changes to blue or gray depending on the light. A rustic beam crosses the ceiling, a nod to the home's historic character.

Reading Nook in Renovated New York Farmhouse

Rough-hewn wood and rich, dark walls turn this cozy corner reading nook into a showpiece. Wood beams reflect the character of the historic farmhouse, which underwent a top-to-bottom renovation that opened up the space and turned its formerly small, dark rooms into a livable and family-friendly country home.

Gray Marble Shower in Renovated Farmhouse

Gray marble subway tile and a frameless glass shower door are sleek and modern in this master bath, which bridges modern design with historic farmhouse character. Black octagonal tile extends from the shower floor into the rest of the bath, creating rhythm in the space.

White Eclectic Bathroom with Historic Character

A black-painted clawfoot tub fits with the character of this historic New York farmhouse, but the sleek black-on-white design of the space is characteristic of its modern renovation. In this updated bathroom, white walls mix with black octagonal tile floors and an unexpected animal hide rug to create an eclectic space with loads of style.