Beautiful country farmhouse in Northern Michigan with charming interior spaces

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Three Barn Farm is a charming and sophisticated farmhouse with interiors by Elizabeth Drake Design, located in Northern Michigan. This dream getaway was designed for an investment banker husband and professional painter wife who desired a family gathering spot for themselves and their grown children.

The property includes several acres with apple orchards and sublime views of nature and woods. For the design, the homeowners had several must-have requests. They needed to have a separate structure for an office, art studio, and wood shop — three barns. They also desired an organic produce garden with an outdoor dining area.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Jim Elkins, formerly of Strong, Drury & Elkins INTERIOR DESIGN Elizabeth Drake Design BUILDER Kevin Hall Builders FLOORING Carlisle Wide Plank Floors FLOORING Apex Wood Floors KITCHEN DESIGN nuHaus

farmhouse home exterior

The design of this dwelling features a blend of styles: elegant and rustic, along with modern and antique. With a large extended family, the homeowners love to entertain and delight in the feedback from their visiting guests, on the overall warmth that their home exudes.

farmhouse home exterior

The interior color scheme was inspired by the wife’s art, as her paintings are filled with joyous colors. Throughout this home, you will find pops of color from apple reds and greens to touches of gold and lavender. Overall, this warm and inviting home can best be described as the “Colorful Farmhouse.”

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What We Love: This Michigan farmhouse boasts warm and inviting living spaces full of charming details. We love the rustic feel of this home mixed with modern and antique pieces to give this home personality and character. The pops of color bring a cheerful vibe, adding to the overall welcoming atmosphere that is ideal for entertaining in this countryside oasis. Overall, the project team did an incredible job of creating a cozy getaway home for family gatherings.

Tell Us: What elements in the design of this home do you find most appealing? Please share your thoughts in the Comments below!

Note: Be sure to check out a couple of other incredible home tours that we have highlighted here on One Kindesign in the state of Michigan: Warm and inviting log cabin on a tranquil lake in Northern Michigan and A modern prairie style home offers a peaceful family retreat in Michigan.

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farmhouse kitchen breakfast dining room with a fireplace

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Above: On the walls of the powder room is the Cole & Son 955027 Woods and Pears Black White Bronze Wallpaper. A contemporary basin is placed atop an antique piece of pine furniture.

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farmhouse bedroom with a fireplace

Above: In the bedroom, a beautiful four-poster bed is complimented by a pair of chairs accenting the fireplace, sourced from Hickory Chair Furniture Co.

farmhouse bedroom writers desk

Above: In one corner of the owner’s bedroom is an antique secretary, an heirloom piece from the homeowner’s family.

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Above: Large barn doors lead from the owner’s bedroom into the bathroom. Ann Sacks tile is used throughout this space, complimented by wallpaper from Osborn & Little. The fixtures are by Waterworks.

farmhouse bathroom with a freestanding tub

farmhouse laundry room

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farmhouse family room with a fireplace

farmhouse art studio

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PHOTOGRAPHER Werner Straube Photography

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Teresa Renteria
4 months ago

There isn’t one thing I don’t like about this home and decor. And I’m very picky :)

4 months ago

I love color and I have never seen it used any better. Absolutely lovely.
So tired of black & white and all neutral. Can’t beat TRADITIONAL!!!