Many of our clients own old farm houses and love the way they fit into the countryside of the Northeast. These same clients want the interior of their homes to be brighter and more modern than the original farm house.

Recently we renovated a large kitchen and added a bright sun room to an 1800s farm house in Litchfield County, Connecticut. The kitchen cabinets were frameless and painted white with simple but elegant details offsetting the extra thick Carrara marble countertops. Sleek stainless steel appliances continue the theme and provide contrast to the monochromatic cabinetry.

One step out of the kitchen is the new sun room which, besides the multi-paned French doors paying homage to the farm house, feels thoroughly modern. The high ceiling and clean lines make the room feel even more spacious. The antique stone fireplace surround imported from France gives the feeling of permanence and grace.

Coffee Station


Coffee Station

Coffee Station

Sun Room

Sun Room

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By Published On: December 15th, 2016Categories: Miscellaneous4 Comments

About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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  1. Kathy Morgan December 20, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Merry Christmas Jimmy and family. Love your newsletters.

  2. Laura J. Klominek December 23, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Love one of your pool house designs and your Farmhouse design in a recent e-mail.
    Eventually may be building a small cottage on children’s property in Ohio. I live in Fl. during the winter. Really like your designs.Enjoy your e-mails. Thanks

  3. Laura J. Klominek December 23, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Enjoy your e-mails. Farmhouse design in recent mailing and one of your pool house
    designs are especially appealing. Currently in Florida during cold months and in Ohio in summer and holidays. I will be in touch
    When the plans begin to become a reality
    Thank you, Laura Klominek ljsummer Love your work!

  4. Stephanie December 27, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    This is a fantastic kitchen! Can you tell me the dimensions of the space and of the island? Do you happen to have any pictures from the other angle showing the fridge, etc
    Thank you!

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