Breathtaking modern farmhouse on Martha’s Vineyard

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A modern farmhouse whose interiors were designed by Kathleen Walsh Interiors is located on an 86-acre working dairy farm in Massachusetts. Instead of designing a more traditional farmhouse with a wraparound porch, the design team decided to create a structure that seems like it would be original to the property, with the appearance of an old barn.

With weathered cedar plank siding on the exterior facade, there is a rustic aesthetic quality to the home with a contemporary twist. Comprised of 5,000 square feet of living space, expansive windows not only capture the views of rolling acres, but also draws in plenty of natural sunlight. The flooring and wood beams on the ceilings are a mixture of  hand-hewn, reclaimed barn wood, including red and white oak, beach, elm, poplar, and hickory.

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What We Love: A barn retrofitted for modern living, the interiors are very soothing with an element of rusticity and refined sensibility. A soothing color palette, the warmth from the wood, there is nothing not to love about this home… including the chickens!

Readers, what are your thoughts on the design of this home? Is there anything you would like to have seen done differently in the design? Please share your feedback in the comments below, we enjoy reading your opinions.


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Antique hand hewn timbers grace the ceilings throughout this farmhouse, adding an authentic feel with plenty of rustic charm.


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The kitchen is the heart of the home, where the family comes together to not only eat but to do homework and enjoy quality conversation time while cooking.




The fireplace wall is comprised of split-face limestone, giving the space a natural, earthy aesthetic.


Located upstairs are two bedrooms and a master bedroom suite as well as a sitting room for the children. Designed to look like an addition to the property is an annex, which includes two guest bedrooms.



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Photos: Courtesy of Kathleen Walsh Interiors

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Jamie Langlois
4 years ago

Hello, This is absolutely incredible. We are remodeling our lake home in Minnesota and have a challenging long, narrow and angled vaulted master bathroom. Your layout is brilliant. Would you mind terribly sharing the overall length and width of that space? I would be so grateful. Thank you! Jamie

Lynda Pywell
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Carol Matheny
5 years ago

Love it!!! We are wanting to build a house on our cattle farm facing the cows!! Cool idea!

Julie Bangert
6 years ago

This is our project, and no architecture or photo credit is provided. I emailed about this last year, Please contact me to resolve. Thank you,

Shantel French
5 years ago
Reply to  Julie Bangert

Hi Julie, I am currently looking to build on an acreage in Calgary and this home is just the style I was looking for. Do you sell your plans or work with people out of the country?

6 years ago

This is the most beautifullest house on earf