Farmhouse With a Modern Twist
Southeastern culture and regional architecture have inspired the floor plan for HGTV Green Home 2012, a 2,300-square-foot three bedroom, 2 1/2 bath family farmhouse, designed by Kemp Hall Studio.
Rooms on the first floor surround a central courtyard. The kitchen opens up to this space, expanding the potential for open-air entertaining.
The entry leads up a stairwell/light tower to the main level. Storage space for sports equipment and home systems are located on this floor.
Bedrooms and craft space on the top floor accommodate guests and homeowners.
The home is built upon a stone foundation, designed to resemble the \"ruins\" of an old farmhouse.
Glass walls and windows capitalize on views and allow light to stream into spaces. The home's cupola provides an additional source of light and opens to exhaust hot air.
Fiber-cement siding, mitered at corners, clads the farmhouse exterior.
Glass walls open to the backyard. A walkway leads to the home's carport.