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The Farmhouse: New Inspiration for the Classic American Home

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Farmhouses evoke nostalgic memories--real or imagined--of a simpler life and a deep, nourishing connection to the seasons and the land. While most of us don't live that way anymore, we all share a longing for the values that this classic American house form represents.
So what makes a true American farmhouse? A farmhouse is intimately connected to the land and all its seaso
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Paperback, 217 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Taunton Press (first published September 9th 2004)
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Kim Shults
Jan 11, 2012 rated it it was ok
I took away one good theory: the "accretion" value of the farmhouse vernacular. That is the expansion over time depending on the needs of the family and the availability of funds. Led to a distinctive "rambling" look that is the classic farmhouse.

On the other hand, I didn't care for a lot of the author's pushing of the modern model. I was hoping this showed more of the older methods in newer design and construction. Many were simply contemporary and some were totally incongruous with the theme,
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Teresa
Mar 17, 2015 rated it liked it
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I know a lot of people don't actually read books like this, they just primarily look at the pictures. I'm a reader, I read every word. The descriptions (and pictures) throughout the book were quite good. Usually found some item in the reading that I might have missed if not for the prompting. Also came across several ideas for my dream home, even though it'll be a "retirement" home and not a family abode.
Shannan
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
Dated material. Reading this coffee table farmhouse design book 15 years past publication date. A lot of yellow walls and cherry wood.
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