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10 Wonderful Farmhouses

A certain kind of Houzz Tour almost universally seems to strike a warm, fuzzy feeling in our readers; those that feature a farmhouse or farmhouse-inspired home. Perhaps it's a longing for a simpler time, a time when the yeoman farmer could support a family with a farm. Perhaps the items inside a typical farmhouse invoke nostalgia within us. Maybe they remind us of warm apple pie. Whatever it is, we seem to like it.

Here's an inspiring group of Houzz Tours that covers all types of farmhouses from historic to modern and rustic to glamorous (by the way, none of these attributes are mutually exclusive). In addition, we'll finish up with some ideabooks that will help you bring farmhouse style to your own home.
When architect Lewis Butler's farming parents tapped him to design a farmhouse for them, they didn't have a clear picture of what they wanted, but they knew that it had to be simple, and it had to have a water tower. One can see why; this tower makes for a striking elevation and provides big views out across the rural landscape.

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This historic house in Austin was built around 1850 and was moved twice; while I'm not sure it was ever actually a farmhouse, it captures farmhouse style.

See the rest of this charming historic home
Another Austin home that was moved from its original site, this farmhouse-style residence is full of fun touches that mix old and new. Apparently and appropriately, Texas-sized moving jobs are no problem in the state's capital!

Take a tour of this warm and comfortable home
When Charlottesville Virginia tastemaker and shop owner Suzannah Fischer remodels a house, it's serious business. When she first found this original log cabin in the country, it was in major need of a complete gutting. Luckily her husband is very handy, and together they completed the project with beautiful results.

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This unique farm-themed garden spans five acres and includes a fully outfitted summer kitchen as part of its series of outdoor rooms.

See the rest of this farm-inspired garden and its outbuildings
This property includes some fancy farmhouse style. If you love to mix up your tablescapes, make serious time for tea, and insist on candlelight at dinner, you'll love exploring the Tennessee farm of blogger Michael Lee West. West uses her own home as a decorating laboratory and as the inspiration for her blog, Designs by Gollum.

See all of the tantalizing tablescapes and the rest of this home
Home to a couple of gardening aficionados and their three Jack Russell terriers, this house and its fantastic gardens are tucked in between the rolling hills of Virginia wine country.

Explore this home and its beautiful gardens
Tired of the city by Friday afternoon, Houzz Contributor Rebekah Zaveloff and her husband race out of Chicago every weekend to their country house in Michigan.

See all the ways Rebekah mixes modern and vintage pieces into her cozy retreat
This healthy home in Concord Massachusetts abuts a town green rather than a farm, but many touches inside and out add farmhouse charm.

Learn about all of the passive house and healthy moves the designers made when planning and building this home
The designers who decorated this home in rural Woodstock, New York were able to keep a farmhouse feel while layering in luxury and polish.

Check out all the country glam inside this home
Inspired to add a bit of farmhouse style to your home? Here are 5 ideabooks that will get you started.

Related ideabook No. 1. We'll begin with Your Kitchen: Farmhouse Sinks.
Related ideabook No. 3. Designer Kelly Serra stops by to offer up 20 ways to get farmhouse Style.
Related ideabook No. 4. Here's my take on how to go a bit country without going too kountry.
Related ideabook No. 5. Finally, one of the easiest ways to inject a good dose of country into a home is by adding a farmhouse table.

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