Modern Farmhouse

Farmhouse with Wrap Around Porch

These days we have been getting a lot of inquiries about building homes in the country.  35 years ago a friend of mine and I renovated a large “One Room Schoolhouse” in the country into a 2 bedroom weekend home.  It would be an understatement to say that that renovation changed my life.  The schoolhouse was featured in a magazine and then a book and shortly afterward my practice as a ‘country architect’ began.  Later on, I met and married the daughter of the realtor who sold me the schoolhouse.  I have to say I have lived happily ever after.

Now I cannot make any guarantees that building or renovating a home in the country will make you happy, but I do guarantee that it will change your life and if you are like me and many of my clients, you might end up moving to the country for good.

Modern Farmhouse with Wraparound Porch

Farmhouse with Wraparound Porch

Lake Home in the Country

Lake Home in the Country

Lake Home in the Country

Lake Home in the Country

Lake Home in the Country

Lake Home in the Country

Small Home in the Country

Small Home in the Country

Small Home in the Country

Small Home in the Country

Large Home in the Country

Large Home in the Country

Large Home in the Country

Large Home in the Country

 

Modern Farmhouse in the Country

Modern Farmhouse in the Country

Modern Farmhouse in the Country

Modern Farmhouse in the Country

Modern Farmhouse in the Country

Modern Farmhouse in the Country

2500 Square Foot Country Home

2500 Square Foot Country Home

2500 Square Foot Country Home

2500 Square Foot Country Home

2500 Square Foot Country Home

2500 Square Foot Country Home

Connecticut Country Home

Connecticut Country Home

Connecticut Country Home

Connecticut Country Home

Stone and Stucco Home in the Country

Stone and Stucco Home in the Country

Stone and Stucco Home in the Country

Stone and Stucco Home in the Country Photo by Gary Sargent

Classic Country Home

Classic Country Home

Classic Country Home

Classic Country Home

Gambrel Country Home

Gambrel Country Home

Gambrel Country Home

Gambrel Country Home

Shingle Style Country Home

Shingle Style Country Home

Shingle Style Country Home

Shingle Style Country Home

Greek Revival Country Home

Greek Revival Country Home

Greek Revival Country Home

Greek Revival Country Home

2400 Square Foot Country Home

2400 Square Foot Country Home

2400 Square Foot Country Home

2400 Square Foot Country Home

Home in Horse Country

Home in Horse Country

 

Home in Horse Country

Home in Horse Country

Photos by Rob Karosis unless otherwise labeled

 

 

By Published On: March 29th, 2020Categories: Miscellaneous2 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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2 Comments

  1. Clifford Schwark April 2, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Hi there,

    I always enjoy viewing your website and seeing the excellent results of your work.

    Every time that I drive by that schoolhouse I think of you.

    Cliff

  2. James Crisp April 2, 2020 at 10:13 am

    Thanks Cliff!

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