Modern country farmhouse in New England gets refreshing update


Kristina Crestin Design in collaboration with Cook Custom Homes is responsible for the renovation of a one-hundred-year-old modern country farmhouse located in Massachusetts. The scope of this HGTV farmhouse fixer-upper project entailed the complete overall of a dairy farm that was just over a century old. Brand new Pella windows were integrated throughout this home.

The key for this project was to meld the needs of the past with the needs of the present. Giving the homeowners a spacious kitchen with an island, while utilizing all reclaimed materials from the property anchors the project and sets up the driving goals of melding old and new.

Carving out a Mudroom, Laundry and Full Bathroom off the kitchen gives the efficiency this home needs, while the materials selections drive home the farmhouse feel. Breaking through the old exterior wall to open up the Kitchen/Dining to the new Living Room helped to modernize this home. The project team opted to leave the ceiling exposed, creating a timeworn feel. Continue below to see the rest of this home including resources!


Above: The light fixtures above the island are vintage metal industrial pieces that are wired into the pendant lights. They were custom designed by Kristina Crestin Design.


Above: The kitchen cabinet color is Sea Serpent SW 7615 – Sherwin-Williams. The vent hood face was custom built on-site with reclaimed materials from the site. Range & Refrigerator: Kitchen Aid; Faucet: Kohler Parq Faucet; Sheep Art: Carolyn Letvin.


What We Love: This modern country farmhouse was completely transformed with a mix of old and new to create a timeless home to be enjoyed for years to come. The designer did a fabulous job of adding pops of color into this home and playful details such as mason jar light fixtures and cow bells hanging from the staircase wall. Overall, we are loving the bright and airy feel and casual vibe of this beautifully transformed farmhouse.

Tell Us: What details in the renovation of this home did you find most inspiring and why in the Comments below!

Note: Have a look at another beautiful home tour that we have featured from the interior designer of this project: Inside an idyllic New England home with a modern coastal vibe.



Above: Cabinet hardware is from Restoration Hardware.



Above: In the dining room, the dining chairs are from West Elm. On the wall, the artwork is by Barbara Eskin⁠.



Above: In the living room, the Cigar Rawhide Brown Sofa is from Article. The chairs are vintage with one-of-a-kind Shibori fabric on them. Grounding the space, the area rug is by Landry & Arcari. The round side table to the right of the sofa was sourced from Arteriors.



Above: The black cabinet is from Knock on Wood Antiques. An art gallery wall features curated pieces from a local art gallery.


Above: The faux fur pouf is an Etsy find. Similar can be found at Pottery Barn Teen.




Above: The antique cow bells hanging on the staircase wall were sourced from Etsy.


Above: The staircase is painted in Sea Serpent SW 7615 – Sherwin-Williams. The round mirror on the wall is from CB2.


Above: The Mason Jar wall sconces by Etsy seller “Lamp Goods”.


Above: The artwork in the entry of this modern country farmhouse is Jane Feigenson ’Thought’. The mudroom bench is from Oak and Moss.



Above: In the bathroom, the sink and faucet are from Designer Bath and Sign of the Crab. The sink base was custom fabricated by North of Boston Studios. Wall sconces are from Rejuvenation. The walls are White Ceramic from the Tile Source. The hanging ferns and metal storage bin were sourced from World Market.


Above: The tile floor in the bathroom is Slate Midnight Blue from the Tile Source.



Above: In the bedroom, the grey upholstered bed and the throw pillows are from CB2. The yellow coverlet, bed sheets, and long pillow are from Target. The drapery rod is from Target, while the drapery is from West Elm. The knit blanket is by Ugg. The neon sign is by artist Maureen Gambale, while the artwork hanging above the left bedside table is by Deborah Baskin. The ceiling light is “Leanne Ford” for Target. Grounding this space is an area rug from Landry & Arcari.



Above: In the laundry room, the ceiling light is by Etsy seller”Lamp Goods”. The wall sconces are from Pine and Ivy. The washer and dryer are LG. The barn door is custom fabricated by North of Boston Studios.


Above: The laundry carts are by Steele, while the metal bins are from World Market.

Photos: Jared Kuzia Photography

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3 years ago

This home is a feast for the eyes and the soul. Beautifully done. Thank you for sharing it.