An elevated modern farmhouse in Minnesota with amazing design details


Murphy & Co. Design crafted this house that blends farmhouse elements with fresh design, situated on a compact property in the Arden Park neighborhood of Edina, Minnesota. The residence was designed to replace the owner’s smaller home to adapt to the changing needs of a growing family.

Blending farmhouse elements with fresh design, this family home brings the best of texture, scale, and materials into a modest suburban neighborhood

Employing traditional materials and massing, the dwelling harkens back to historic farmhouses with its simple gable forms and shed dormers. The simple rusticity of the exterior is repeated on the interior, featuring hand-hewn wood beams and columns throughout the first floor. Most of the furnishings are heirloom pieces passed down through the owner’s family for generations.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Murphy & Co. Design CONTRACTOR Elevation Homes INTERIOR DESIGN Owner & Elevation Homes


Above: The front porch features fir posts and beams, surrounding the board and batten siding.


Above: Double gable roof detail.


Above: Cascading stairs in the foyer rise past a window nook, which is framed in beautiful white oak timbers. A fabulous light-filled spot for reading!


What We Love: This traditional farmhouse style home offers its inhabitants a bright and airy family home with plenty of space to grow. Warm and inviting living spaces are characterized by a beautiful selection of materials and comfortable furnishings for family living. Overall, the project team did a fabulous job of creating a home for everyday living.

Tell Us: What do you think of the overall aesthetics of this home? Would this be your ideal home for family living? Let us know in the Comments!

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Above: The living room is a simplified space which includes a nod to historic stone and wood-framed fireplaces seen in rural farmhouses.


Above: A causal kitchen and dining are expressed with antique furnishings, a whitewashed butt-jointed board ceiling, and wide plank bleached white oak flooring.



Above: The dining space is wrapped in glass and accesses a porch to the left.


Above: The kitchen island features a stainless steel top and white oak base with tapered legs, while a rounded corner cabinet compliments the upper cabinetry.



Above: View of back elevation with quarterpane farmhouse windows.


Photos: Spacecrafting Photography

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3 months ago

Very charming house. I like the fact it is a more normal sized home and not the typical McMansions that are still being built today.