Countryside Escapes: Idyllic Farmhouse in the Catskills

This farmhouse, built in the 1880s, sits just off of Main Street in a town outside of the Catskill Mountains. Art Home Garden updated the tired interior with new furniture, but used wood beams and shiplap walls to preserve the home's character. They then transformed a bungalow on the edge of the property into guest quarters.

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Photo By: Nick Glimenakis

Historic Farmhouse Located on Main Street

This farmhouse, built in the 1800s, sits just off of Main Street in a town outside of the Catskill Mountains. With tall trees and green pastures all around, the country home looks charming even at a distance.

Gravel Path Leads to Front of Farmhouse

A gravel pathway leads guests to the front of the house, where bright red flowers and American flags offer a warm welcome. At night, two lanterns ensure that the home's address numbers are clearly visible.

Wood Ceiling, Shiplap Walls Define Entryway

Though the home was essentially gutted from the ground up, the design team used reclaimed wood beams and shiplap walls to preserve its sense of character and charm. They then layered in neutral furniture and rugs to create an inviting space for the owners.

Country Living Room With Large Sectional

With a plush sectional and patterned pillows, this living room is stylish yet comfortable. A large round coffee table completes the space and gives the owners a spot for their books and drinks.

Large Black Rug Softens Country Living Room

Because the home's floor plan is so open, the designers used area rugs to visually differentiate the living room from the dining area. From here, guests can see the stairs that lead to the second level as well.

Dining Room With Reclaimed Wood Ceilings

Those reclaimed wood beams continue into the dining room, where they infuse the space with warmth. Tufted armchairs complement the country aesthetic while still feeling sophisticated.

Chandelier Brightens Country Dining Room

This dining room is full of interest thanks to a bright chandelier and large piece of artwork. A vintage cuckoo clock adds a slightly whimsical touch to the space without being too distracting.

Dining Room Flows Into Open Kitchen

Entertaining's a breeze with a dining room that flows right into the open kitchen. Against the window, four cross-backed stools and a long counter can be used as a breakfast bar or as extra seating when the owners host parties.

Copper Pots, Pans Shine in Country Kitchen

Copper pots and pans feel right at home in this country-style kitchen. By hanging them on the wall instead of tucking them into a cupboard, the design team both saved space and turned everyday cookware into a charming display.

Wood Beams Add Rustic Touch to Kitchen

With a breakfast bar, eat-in island, prep sink and stainless range, this open-concept kitchen has everything the owners need in one place. Reclaimed wood beams add a rustic touch to the space that suits the farmhouse setting.

Marble Creates Cohesion in Country Kitchen

On the other side of the room, large cabinets give the owners plenty of storage options. Meanwhile, a white marble backsplash complements the island and helps the space look clean and cohesive.

Country Kitchen With Contemporary Island

A large island works overtime in this country kitchen, serving as both an eat-in counter and a space for meal prep. The gold faucet and sink add a luxe touch to the setting.

Kitchen Island Boasts Deep Sink, Dishwasher

Because the island sits in the center of the room, the owners can chat with guests while they prep dinner. A deep sink and a sleek, stainless dishwasher make it easy to clean up after.

Traditional Stove Adds Character to Kitchen

When the home was built in the 1800s, a stove like this was essential for staying warm and cooking dinner. Now, the designers use it to maintain the integrity of the farmhouse -- and occasionally heat a tea kettle.

Cozy Sitting Area With Farmhouse Style

On the other side of the room, tufted armchairs and a matching ottoman invite guests to put their feet up and relax. Faux-fur throws and custom pillows ensure that this sitting area is totally comfortable.

Sitting Area Showcases Vintage Oil Painting

A detailed look at this corner of the sitting area reveals dark wood walls and an oil painting. Notice how they create a cool contrast to the shiplap and make the space feel a bit dramatic.

Sitting Area Pairs Tufted Chair, Modern Lamp

With a tufted armchair and modern floor lamp, this corner of the room is as functional as it is stylish. A stacked side table complements the black-and-white color palette and offers a spot for books and plants.

Barn Door Leads to Small Bathroom

Behind the sitting area, a sliding barn door opens to a small bathroom. Meanwhile, a large mirror reflects the natural light and makes the space seem even brighter.

Bathroom Boasts Shiplap Walls, Wood Vanity

Stepping into this small bathroom reveals shiplap walls and a light wood vanity. A patterned area rug softens the tile floor and brings a little visual interest and movement to the space as well.

Country Master Suite With Wood Ceiling

With a reclaimed wood ceiling and a tufted headboard, the master bedroom is the perfect mix of rustic and luxurious. A large picture window fills the space with light and showcases views of the garden.

Custom Wood Closets in Master Suite

These closets were custom built by the Art Home Garden team, with light wood siding that complements the ceiling. Another picture window sits between them and helps the space feel even more open.

Spare Bedroom With Soothing Neutral Linens

Down the hall, a second bedroom waits at the ready for guests. Neutral pillows and throws ensure that the space is soothing enough for sleep, while wood nightstands keep glasses of water in reach.

Barn Door Connects to Farmhouse Nursery

A sliding barn door connects the spare bedroom to a nursery, which comes with both a daybed and a crib. A large area rug keeps the space soft for kiddos who are learning to crawl.

Nursery Includes Custom Reading Nook

Okay, how cute is this? On the opposite wall, a built-in bench becomes a cozy reading nook. Or, if the little ones are feeling too tired, they can curl up with mom on the tufted armchair for a story before bed.

Farmhouse-Style Nursery With Wood Crib

Reclaimed wood ceilings and shiplap walls make this nursery a serene place to be. A light wood crib sits in the center of the room, with a tufted armchair to the left just in case the little one needs to be rocked to sleep.

Sliding Doors Open to Deck and Backyard

Sliding doors create a seamless transition to the deck and backyard. Here, a stainless grill and outdoor table encourage the owners to enjoy some sunshine and fresh air with their afternoon meal.

Backyard Includes Shaded Sitting Area

With a deck, shaded sitting area and sprawling lawn, there's a lot to love about this backyard. Glass hurricanes decorate the rock wall and cast a warm glow across the space at night.

Backyard Offers Room to Run Around

While the adults make use of the deck, the kiddos can play on the lawn. At night, this becomes a great spot to catch fireflies.

Firewood Stacked Along Side of Backyard

With stacks of firewood, two lounge chairs and a couple of lanterns, this corner of the backyard is positively enchanting. An industrial-style fence prevents the kiddos from wandering out of sight as well.

Little Black Bungalow in the Backyard

Out back, stepping stones lead to a little bungalow that sleeps up to four guests. Though the space seems small, it actually features a sitting area, kitchenette and a platform bed with two nightstands.

Stepping Stones Create Path to Bungalow

Just like the main house, the path to the bungalow is lined with flowers. Hurricanes and landscape lights illuminate the walkway at night and help guide visitors safely inside.

Eclectic Guest House With Vaulted Ceilings

After a long day on the farm, guests will love coming back to this cozy cottage, which includes its own sitting area, kitchenette and platform bed. Vaulted ceilings and large picture windows help the interior feel a little more spacious.

Comfortable Sitting Area With Yellow Chairs

This corner of the guest house is especially comfortable thanks to two plush yellow armchairs and a woven area rug. When they're not curled up with a book, guests can switch on the TV and catch a movie before bed.

Midcentury Kitchenette and Coffee Bar

From the floating shelves to the midcentury cabinets, every inch of this kitchenette serves a purpose. Two wood stools pull right up to the wrap-around counter and encourage guests to make use of the coffee bar.

Eclectic Guest Room With Yellow Lights

A platform bed anchors the far side of the room, with two midcentury nightstands offering a place for books. Overhead, two yellow sconces complement the armchairs in the corner and so tie the space together.

Bright Guest Bathroom With Stall Shower

Here, shiplap walls become a bright backdrop for a stall shower and toilet, while light wood beams and hooks accentuate the farmhouse look.

Bungalow Features Black Siding, White Trim

With its black siding and white trim, this bungalow complements the farmhouse without completely matching it. Window boxes with bright red flowers add a nice pop of color.

Bungalow Complete With Outdoor Shower

Take a closer look at the side of the bungalow, and you just might spy an outdoor shower. Here, guests can rinse off after a morning run or quickly cool down before bed in the evening.

Backyard Boasts Traditional Fire Pit

On crisp autumn nights, the owners and their guests can make use of this cozy fire pit. Five chairs provide comfortable seating for making s'mores and sharing stories.

Wood Dining Set With View of Pastures

Drinks in the garden, anyone? A reclaimed wood table and eight chairs invite the owners to open a bottle of wine and enjoy the sight of horses grazing in the pastures.

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