Farmhouse Full of Vibrant Country Character

This farmhouse designed by Michelle Fries epitomizes warm, welcoming country style. The country style is anything but old-fashioned, though, thanks to modern-day updates including professional-grade kitchen appliances and industrial accents.
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July 17, 2015

Photo By: Michelle Fries

Photo By: Michelle Fries

Photo By: Michelle Fries

Photo By: Michelle Fries

Photo By: Michelle Fries

Photo By: Michelle Fries

Photo By: Michelle Fries

Photo By: Michelle Fries

Photo By: Michelle Fries

Photo By: Michelle Fries

Photo By: Michelle Fries

Photo By: Michelle Fries

Farmhouse With Lake Views

A winding paver pathway studded with boulders leads to a stunning farmhouse. Pairs of Adirondack chairs scattered in the yard offer idyllic vantage points for taking in lake views.

Creative Fish Gate

Ensure guests know they're at the right house with a creative entry like this funky fish gate. Cleverly crafted out of metal sheeting to be light and easily operable, the one-of-a-kind gate is a true statement piece.

Farmhouse Front Porch Made for Relaxing

You've got to love a front porch where you can not only sit but you can lounge. This farmhouse boasts an impressive lineup of comfy chaise lounge chairs. While the black and white color palette and charming details of the house may draw you in, it's these chairs and fantastic view of the lake that make you never want to leave.

Gourmet Kitchen in Disguise

Don't be fooled by the rustic, exposed beams and chunky details in this country-style kitchen -- it's anything but rudimentary. High-end appliances, elegant task lighting and ample counter space are just what a skilled cook needs to make this kitchen sing. Thankfully, the extra-wide staircase will accommodate a stampede when the dinner bell rings!

Transitional Dining Room Boasts Unexpected Touches

This formal dining room mixes traditional, country and rustic elements for a transitional look. Whitewashed wood paneling, exposed beams and a chunky dining table are a given in this lakeside farmhouse, but the elegant china cabinet and hanging lamps bring a touch of the unexpected to the space.

Cozy Country Living Room With Brick Fireplace

This country-style living room has all the elements that make you want to curl up on the sofa with a good book and never leave. A casual brick fireplace, dark wood built-in storage and exposed beams set the stage for a cozy space. Loads of sumptuous textures and natural light drive that point home.

Hallway Doors Add Additional Privacy

Elegant double doors open up to a cozy hallway leading to a bedroom in this farmhouse. Dark wood molding around each of the sturdy doors adds to the updated yet rustic look of the home.

Pedestal Sinks in Traditional Bathroom

Traditional meets country in this cozy farmhouse bathroom. The dual pedestal sinks add elegance to this casual space.

Polished Farmhouse Bathroom With Pedestal Sinks

From the subway tiles to the squared-off pedestal sinks and high-gloss hardwood floors, the sleek details in this rustic farmhouse bathroom give it an elegant, polished look. The white palette offers a clean, fresh feeling and a great contrast to the dark wood molding.

Dine-In Porch by the Lake

This farmhouse boasts a great view of the lake, which makes the dine-in porch the best seat in the house at mealtime. A casual teak dining set is both comfortable and fitting for outdoor dining. The industrial-style fan adds a homespun feel while serving to keep temps on the porch moderate during warmer-weather months.

Transitional Farmhouse Recreation Room With Reclaimed Wood Paneling

Details like the shabby-chic wood paneling, antique-style coffee barrel and an outhouse-style door on the changing room give this recreation room loads of character. The red metal cabinets offer a sleek, updated contrast to all the country charm.

Charming White Farmhouse Exterior

This charming farmhouse boasts both traditional and updated elements. The welcoming front porch is reminiscent of an old general store, while the vertical siding gives the home a more modern-day look.

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