Elegant Farmhouse With Whitewashed Brick Exterior

Ready to retire and build their forever home in Franklin, Tenn., an older couple asked Noble Johnson Architects to lead the project. Together they decided on a farmhouse with a whitewashed brick exterior, tall dormer windows and a wide front porch, as well as a generous floor plan with a great room, chef's kitchen and wine cellar.

Photo By: Garett + Carrie Buell of Studiobuell

Photo By: Garett + Carrie Buell of Studiobuell

Photo By: Garett + Carrie Buell of Studiobuell

Photo By: Garett + Carrie Buell of Studiobuell

Photo By: Garett + Carrie Buell of Studiobuell

Photo By: Garett + Carrie Buell of Studiobuell

Photo By: Garett + Carrie Buell of Studiobuell

Photo By: Garett + Carrie Buell of Studiobuell

Photo By: Garett + Carrie Buell of Studiobuell

Photo By: Garett + Carrie Buell of Studiobuell

Photo By: Garett + Carrie Buell of Studiobuell

Photo By: Garett + Carrie Buell of Studiobuell

Photo By: Garett + Carrie Buell of Studiobuell

Photo By: Garett + Carrie Buell of Studiobuell

Photo By: Garett + Carrie Buell of Studiobuell

Photo By: Garett + Carrie Buell of Studiobuell

Photo By: Garett + Carrie Buell of Studiobuell

Photo By: Garett + Carrie Buell of Studiobuell

Photo By: Garett + Carrie Buell of Studiobuell

Photo By: Garett + Carrie Buell of Studiobuell

Photo By: Garett + Carrie Buell of Studiobuell

Photo By: Garett + Carrie Buell of Studiobuell

Photo By: Garett + Carrie Buell of Studiobuell

Photo By: Garett + Carrie Buell of Studiobuell

Photo By: Garett + Carrie Buell of Studiobuell

Brick Farmhouse Exterior and Front Yard

This appealing home features whitewashed brick, dormer windows and a brown shingle roof. A porch extends all the way across the front, perfect for a couple of rocking chairs.

Front Porch and White Brick House

This home's driveway eases gracefully up to the wide front porch. Grab a chair and stay awhile.

Entry and Iron Pendant Light

Two coat closets on either side of this home's front door are perfectly hidden by panels that match the rest of the room.

Blue and White Transitional Great Room With Centerpiece

A few key details—cage pendant lights, bamboo chairs, glass hurricanes—bring a light touch into this great room. The room's color palette started the airy look with cloud white paneling and sky blue accents.

White and Blue Traditional Living Room With Stone Fireplace

Pale blue accents and a stone fireplace blend this gracious living room with the patio on the other side of the room's accordion doors.

Covered Patio With French Door Entrance

Sets of French doors connect this home's great room to an expansive enclosed patio, doubling the entertaining space and bringing the outdoors in.

Covered Patio With Brick Wall

A closed-in patio gives shady comfort and an outdoor living feel no matter the weather.

Traditional Great Room With Dining Table

Despite its stately architecture, with thick beams and paneling, this great room feels very light thanks to white walls and ceiling and pale-colored furniture.

Blue and White Transitional Great Room With French Doors

French doors and windows line the outer walls of this great room, filling the interior with natural light. The room itself feels relaxed and comfortable with its pale color palette and soft seating.

Cottage Dining Area With Banquette

Instead of barstools, designers added a banquette just outside this open plan kitchen. It's a friendly place to gather for a larger meal or set up shop for prep work and projects.

White Open Plan Kitchen With Limes

Light gray tiles make a trellis-like trim around the window in this kitchen. Marble countertops pick up the same serene color scheme.

White Open Plan Kitchen With Wood Floor

A large pass-through window does the neat trick of giving this kitchen some separation from the rest of the great room, but also maintaining an open feel.

Countertop and Open Kitchen Cabinets

Cabinets galore—and clever planning—neatly stash trickier items like cutting boards, baking tins and appliances.

White Chef Kitchen With Double Ovens

Lots of storage space, chef-grade appliances and lovely marble countertops make this gourmet kitchen ready for anything.

White Kitchen Cabinets and Appliances

Countertop appliances play hide and seek in an ingenious cabinet with a pull-up door.

Wine Cellar

A place for every bottle and every bottle in its place...this wine cellar keeps a prized collection safe and sound.

White Mudroom With Orange Rug

Built-in shelving just inside the door gives a home to shoes, bags, coats and more, keeping this entryway clutter free.

Door and Stairs

A door hides the stairway up to this home's upper floor.

Gray Bathroom With Dragonfly Art

Different textures give dimension to the peaceful gray palette of this bathroom.

Gray Transitional Bedroom With Wood Trunk

The furnishing in this bedroom is kept simple to make the space a serene retreat. A window bench invites afternoon daydreaming and a trunk at the foot of the bed is both pretty and handy for storage.

White Walk-In Closet With Clear Bins

Drawers, shelves and see-through bins make this closet a master at solving the what-to-wear daily dilemma.

Gray Bathroom With Two Towel Rods

In a smaller bathroom like this one, glass shower walls are a way to keep the room's overall look lighter and more open.

White Sitting Room With Fireplace

Shiplap paneling above the fireplace is a pretty nod to this home's farmhouse architecture.

Gray Bathroom With Round Mirror

A beautiful round mirror fills the space above this bathroom's vanity and doesn't feel a bit imposing.

White and Gray Shower Backsplash

Slim rectangular tiles have clean, skyline-like appeal in this shower's backsplash.

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