Countryside Escapes: Elegant Farmhouse in New York Hills

Surrounded by rolling green hills, this farmhouse in New York becomes an idyllic focal point, complete with a sprawling lawn, raised garden and pool. Designer Ascher Davis layered the home with comfortable furniture in soothing colors to create an elegant interior. 

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August 24, 2016

Photo By: ChiChi Ubina Photography

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Photo By: ChiChi Ubina Photography

Photo By: ChiChi Ubina Photography

Photo By: ChiChi Ubina Photography

Photo By: ChiChi Ubina Photography

Photo By: ChiChi Ubina Photography

Photo By: ChiChi Ubina Photography

Photo By: ChiChi Ubina Photography

Photo By: ChiChi Ubina Photography

Elegant Farmhouse in Columbia County Hills

This Georgia-style farmhouse has an elegant exterior and beautiful mountain surroundings, so to replicate this natural beauty on the interior of the home, Ascher Davis Architects created a design that capitalized on the home's setting. Designers chose a modern look that was less fussy and formal than the initial design. It included simple, elegant trim work and a neutral color palette that would bring the lush green colors of the outside indoors. This way, the entire home would function as a piece of the mountains. 

Farmhouse With Raised Beds Around Pool

The exterior of this home is reminiscent of a Georgia farmhouse, so as a nod to this design and to help the family's sustainability, designers created raised bed gardens around the pool. Now, the family can enjoy the Southern air while growing their own herbs and vegetables for their kitchen.

Pool Area Blends Into Hillside

To capitalize on the incredible view these homeowners have in their backyard, designers created a simple, elegant design for the family's outdoor space. Designers wanted the backyard to feel as if it were an uninterrupted part of the hills that surround it, so the pool's shape is a straight rectangle that draws the eye to the hills. Stone tiles are laid at the front of the outdoor space for safety, but grass picks up about a quarter of the way down the length of the pool, making the area blend into the mountains beyond. So that the family can enjoy their space, designers created a lounge area and a dining area, making this space the perfect place for relaxation and play in these beautiful NY hills. 

Sitting Area and Dining Area on Farmhouse Back Porch

On the back porch, the family has a great space for entertaining and spending time with each other. An extra large sectional sofa sits in front of a beautiful stone fireplace that provides plenty of heat on cool fall nights in New York. There is also a dining area on the back porch so that the homeowners can enjoy their beautiful mountain views while eating a good meal.  

Modern Sitting Area and Breakfast Nook in Florida Room

To allow the homeowners to make the most of their amazing mountain views, they created a sitting area and breakfast nook in the Florida room of this Georgia-style farmhouse. Similarly to the rest of the house, this Florida room has a neutral color palette and modern design which reflect the countryside around it. Wall to wall windows and elegant French doors allow in tons of natural light, while the colors in the space reflect the green of the trees, making the room feel as if it truly is a part of nature. 

Living Room's Neutral Color Palette Reflects the Natural Beauty of the Surrounding Mountains

Designers wanted to capitalize on the beautiful mountain views outside the windows, so they kept the interior design neat, crisp and simple, yet still elegant. The living room in this space is no exception to that vision. Lots of windows allow plenty of natural light into the space, allowing patrons of the room to see outdoors to the beautiful mountain views. The light reflects off the gray walls, bringing the natural green tint of the trees indoors. Blue and gray furniture occupies this space and highlights the natural hues of the mountainside, making the living room feel as if it were a part of the mountains that surround it.

Elegant Modern Kitchen Design

Designers wanted the kitchen to be both elegant and functional, so they continued the modern look into this space. Clean lines and sharp edges keep the room looking clean and neat, while the blue-gray tile and rich hardwood floor make the space warm and inviting. To accommodate the homeowners' everyday as well as entertaining needs, designers included plenty of prep and storage space with counters and cabinets on two walls of the space and a large kitchen island with an eat in option. To add to the elegance of the space, designers added stainless steel appliances and stainless steel pendant lights, giving the room a little extra sparkle that highlights the natural light that comes in through the door and windows.

Modern Dining Room with Views of NY Hillside

Designers positioned this elegant, modern dining room to catch beautiful views of the NY hills. Directly in the center of these large French doors, the simplicity of the modern wood dining table and chairs reflects the beauty of the hillside around it, while the fresh flowers on the table give the space a pop of color that helps to blend nature and design.  

Neutral Color Palette with Patterned Accent Pillows in Modern Guest Bedroom

This beautiful, modern guest room has both style and function. With two closets in the space, this room has plenty of storage, while the elegant furniture adds to the style. Large windows allow lots of natural light into the space, reflecting off the white walls, making the space feel bright and clean. The elephant patterned throw pillows and the patterned bench cushions help to make the space feel warm while adding depth and texture to the space.

Neutral Master Bedroom in Farmhouse

This beautiful, modern master bedroom is a great place to relax after a long day. Three windows across the space let in plenty of natural light, but they are equipped with room darkening shades to block out any extra light at night. In one corner of the room, designers added a sitting area-perfect for taking in a morning cup of coffee or snugging up with a good book on a cold day. On the other side of the room, a desk rests between two large windows, keeping the desk well lit and providing beautiful views that make the position of this piece a perfect space for writing.

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