June 28, 2011

Country Farmhouse in Canada

Check out this gorgeous country house located in Ontario Canada that was showcased on House & Home's website.

Built in 1840, the house was surrounded by gardens and pathways that led to a nearby stream. The modest three-bedroom house was soon enlarged to accommodate additional guests. The design of the newer parts of the country house were based on the original stone farmhouse.

Spectacular Country Dining Room: Upholstered chairs soften the look of the dining room and help to quiet sound in the large space. Doors flanking the kitchen lead to a pantry and bar on one side and an entryway with a mini-library on the other. The light-wood floors and gingham fabric on the chair backs enhance the room's country style.

Elegant Living Room: The living room's extra-tall fireplace is a showstopper. The living room has slender matching coffee tables — which can be pushed together as one — to ease movement through the space; they're also easier to reach from the sofas.

Rustic Sitting Room: Large screened windows bring the outdoors in. With a nod to the home's heritage, a large fieldstone fireplace and limestone flooring define a room that's screened for relaxed summer use and glassed in when the weather turns cold.

Romantic Farmhouse Bedroom: Plush bedding and carpet in watery hues create a soothing atmosphere. A palette of pale blues and creamy whites plays into this principal bedroom's atmosphere of calm. The homeowners had the cypress ceiling pickled to accentuate the height, and to tone down the orange. French doors flood the room with light and lead to private gardens.

Bright Master Bathroom: A cream-coloured ensuite opens off the bedroom. Wide floorboards in a pale wood are a lovely contrast to the bathroom's glossy white floor tiles. A glass-fronted, floor-to-ceiling armoire offers storage and complements the fresh and airy feel of the space.

Canine-Friendly Mudroom: Large built-ins create cosy nooks for the owners' pets. The 12' x 15' mudroom doubles as the dog room and houses a spot for each dog to sleep. Cubbies and open shelves help corral all the entrance's clutter.

Small Stone Entryway: An iron lantern and wicker umbrella basket add to the raw look of the exposed stone wall. The view from the kitchen extends through a smaller linking hallway into the new study, which is situated in the old house. Everything melds with the home's cohesive colour scheme, defined in this space by the white pine panelling and pretty striped rug.

Lovely Floral Garden: A myriad of colourful flowers makes for an enchanting garden setting. The new landscaping's lush plantings and understated stone elements help make the new part of the home look like it's been here for centuries.

Doesn't this just make you want to go on a relaxing retreat to the countryside? Kick your feet back and rest your cares away. *Sigh*

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