Carlsbad Farmhouse with Contemporary Style

You’d never know this California beauty was built back in the ‘60s, thanks to its supremely restrained updates on traditional farmhouse style. Crisp dark accents and a meticulous palette of pale coastal tones give its rooms serene style that both winks at history and feels utterly of the moment.

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September 16, 2020
From: Sam Koob

Photo By: Robert Boener

Photo By: Robert Boener

Photo By: Robert Boener

Photo By: Robert Boener

Photo By: Robert Boener

Photo By: Robert Boener

Photo By: Robert Boener

Photo By: Robert Boener

Photo By: Robert Boener

Photo By: Robert Boener

Photo By: Robert Boener

Photo By: Robert Boener

Photo By: Robert Boener

Photo By: Robert Boener

Contemporary Farmhouse Exterior and Blue Door

This 1960s home in Carlsbad, California gets a fresh new look with a contemporary twist of the farmhouse aesthetic, as well as more space. A cheery blue front door starts things off right.
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Transitional Foyer With Black Console Table

Walls in this foyer are palest blue. Sunlight bounces off light-colored wood floors, and a black console table cuts a crisp figure against them.
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Neutral Foyer With Barn Door

A barn-style sliding door connects the foyer to more rooms. It's a fun way to nod to the home's farmhouse look while still keeping the overall style fresh and contemporary.
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Media Room With Backyard Access

An overstuffed sofa has a primo spot by both a fireplace, a big screen television and with easy access to the backyard.
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Open Plan White Kitchen With Black Beam

This kitchen and dining area follow an L-shaped layout with the kitchen island pointing the way to the nearby dining table. A black beam crisply bisects the two spaces.
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Open Plan Kitchen With Country Barstools

Five fit comfortably around this kitchen peninsula, making the space even more user friendly. The kitchen's open plan design and location in the center of the main living areas means it gets to be, quite literally, the heart of the house.
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Neutral Dining Room With Fish Art

This dining room is situated right next to the kitchen and also has easy access to the home's expansive outdoor areas. After dinner, take the party outside for a swim!
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Hall and Barn Door

The stretch of upper-level hall between wings is kept open, adding to the home's overall open feel.
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Hall With Built-In Shelf

This hallway has a built-in bookshelf that makes the space pretty and practical. Open shelves are filled with family photos; lower cabinets offer convenient hidden storage.
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Neutral Bedroom With Vaulted Ceiling

Stacked windows, like the ones in this bedroom, can make hanging curtains a little tricky. Here, the designers chose to leave the uppermost window uncovered, then positioned a rod a few inches above the frame for the lower windows.
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Neutral Bathroom With Chandelier

All bathrooms deserve a touch of glamour, especially when they have a tub as luxurious as this one. For a little something special here, designers installed a chandelier.
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Back Patio With Pool and Hot Tub

This backyard offers outdoor entertaining extraordinaire. There's a dining area, pool and hot tub and an outdoor lounge complete with tv and fireplace.
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Backyard With Pool and Grass

This backyard comes with so many outdoor options! There's a pool with a fountain, a grassy area, a hot tub. And the home itself is easy to access via an accordion-style folding door.
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Pool With Waterfalls

One, two, three waterfalls make peaceful background noise in this backyard.
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