See the breathtaking transformation of this historic Connecticut farmhouse


This historical farmhouse was built in 1784 by an early settler and was recently renovated by PH Architects, located in Newtown, Connecticut. The beautiful dwelling was constructed with post and beam construction, wide board chestnut flooring, and fieldstone fireplaces.

The architects renovated and added on to this home using new post and beam construction for the major spaces and reclaimed wood for the new flooring and cabinetry. The additions have been designed to work with the scale of the existing home and to respect the quiet elegance of this magnificent home.


Above: The exterior paint color is Benjamin Moore Simply White OC-117. It is a semigloss sheen for the exterior siding and trim.


What We Love: This historic farmhouse in Connecticut was completely transformed to modernize the existing structure while creating an addition to meet the lifestyle needs of its occupants. Overall, the makeover provides a timeless appeal with stunning living spaces that are bright and airy with stylish details throughout. We are loving every detail, especially the rustic-luxe kitchen with its granite countertops and Douglas fir timbers on the ceiling.

Tell Us: What elements in this farmhouse update do you find most appealing? Let us know in the Comments below!

Note: Check out a couple of other fabulous home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign in the state of Connecticut: Rustic-modern house organically forms into hillside in the Berkshires and Modern rustic barn provides ultimate man cave retreat in Connecticut.


Above: The porch flooring is New York state bluestone.


Above: The farmhouse-style exterior features a copper roof, a bluestone walkway, and a trellis.



Above: In this newly updated kitchen, the countertops are granite, while the hardware is from Rocky Mountain Hardware. The custom cabinets are painted in Wevet by Farrow & Ball. The range is by Wolf. On the ceiling, Douglas fir timbers.




Above: This warm and inviting dining space welcomes family gatherings. The dining room table was purchased from Restoration Hardware. The E.F. Chapman Light fixture over the dining table is from Circa Lighting. Farrow and Ball paint was used for walls and trim. The wood flooring is chestnut. 


Above: This stunning bedroom with a fireplace provides an ideal retreat after a long day’s work. The pendant lights are from Circa Lighting — a Desmond cage lantern with a gilded finish. On the ceiling, Douglas fir timbers, while the flooring is reclaimed chestnut. The windows are from Marvin.


Above: In this beautiful bathroom, the countertops are quartzite, white the vanities are chestnut. The plumbing fixtures and wall sconces were sourced from Waterworks. The light fixture is from Regina Andrew Lighting.


Above: Captivating farmhouse style encompassed in this child’s bedroom renovation. This space features an antique post bed, a rolling library leading up to a loft, reclaimed timbers, custom shelves, and a Sweeny Pendant by Hudson Valley Lighting | 7925-PN, Nickel Finish.


Above: In the bathroom, reclaimed chestnut accentuates this farmhouse bathroom design, which can be found on the countertop vanity and ceiling beams. The sink and fittings were purchased from Kohler.


Above: Farmhouse-style living at its finest with Marvin Windows & Doors, a cedar trellis, bluestone patio, cedar clapboard, cedar shake roof, and copper gutters.


Above: A complete farmhouse renovation that epitomizes New England style and flair.

PHOTOGRAPHER Robert Benson Photography

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