A peek into this timeless Vermont farmhouse with beautiful living spaces

modern farmhouse exterior with a red barn

ART Architects have conceived this timeless modern farmhouse nestled in the rolling green hills of Woodstock, the shire town (county seat) of Windsor County, Vermont. The farmhouse design, with its gable-ended form, extends from east to west like a telescope, framing expansive northern vistas and inviting ample sunlight through large southern windows.

The entry portico extends from a wide, low porch, welcoming guests to this farmhouse nestled in a serene meadow with sweeping views of the Green Mountains. The garage, designed as a barn complete with a cupola, stands parallel to the main house. A winding driveway leads to the ‘dooryard,’ where the front door is protected facing south.


modern farmhouse exterior

Above: The farmhouse is nestled on a 200-acre property, sited to take advantage of the idyllic views from every direction. The homeowners desired a house style that would fit into the context of the Vermont vernacular.

modern farmhouse exterior

The Boston-based homeowners had originally purchased this land in 2001 and spend just about every weekend and summer here with their two daughters. The home that existed on the property was a 1970s-era structure, however it was never feasible to renovate.

Instead, they waited for the opportune time to build this new residence that would better meet their lifestyle needs while taking advantage of the views. They moved the existing house to another area on the property while their new home was being constructed. After the farmhouse was built, they sold their old home.

modern farmhouse exterior

What We Love: The interior of this timeless Vermont farmhouse features open and airy living spaces for people to gather and plenty of space for guests to have their privacy. Elegant simplicity was the goal of the design and the architects did a wonderful job of achieving this. They created a simple country house that feels very comfortable and relaxed. A new old house that fits beautifully into its picturesque surroundings.

Tell Us: What details in the design of this countryside home do you find most inspiring? Let us know in the Comments below!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other fabulous home tours that we have showcased here on OneKindesign in the state of Vermont: A Vermont ski house with a beautiful craftsman style aesthetic: Winterfell and A modern sanctuary with breathtaking views of the Vermont countryside.

modern farmhouse exterior

Above: The farmhouse features a standing-seam metal roof, a prevalent choice for this cold climate region.

modern farmhouse exterior front porch

Above: The farmer’s porch features square columns that span its entire length. 

modern farmhouse entry with a built-in window bench

Above: Adjacent to the door, a built-in window seat offers a cozy nook to remove winter boots. Positioned above the entry bench, a large two-over-two casement window floods the area with natural light.

modern farmhouse staircase

Above: The owner’s bedroom suite is located on the main level, while on the upper level, you will find four bedrooms that occupy two wings.

modern farmhouse living room

Above: The floors and ceiling beams in the great room are reclaimed timber from a nineteenth-century schoolhouse. The wood helps to bring warmth into the great room. The ceiling height is 11 feet tall.

modern farmhouse living room with a fireplace

Above: The contemporary fireplace is the focal point of the living room and features a plaster surround with a granite hearth.

modern farmhouse living room with a fireplace

Above: A colorful piece of South African artwork sits above the fireplace, remotely controlled to conceal or reveal the television.

modern farmhouse kitchen

Above: Windows wrap around the kitchen to flood the space with natural light throughout the day.

modern farmhouse kitchen

modern farmhouse kitchen

modern farmhouse kitchen

modern farmhouse dining room with a fireplace stove

The main level features a three-season porch along with a mudroom, a powder room, a home office that can double as an extra guest bedroom, a kitchen, and a library-like space with bookcases and a piano.

modern farmhouse powder room with a floating vanity

modern farmhouse bathroom with a vanity, freestanding tub and glass enclosed shower

The owner’s bedroom suite features a dressing room along with a small office area and private access to the porch and patio. The bathroom features subway tiles and marble floors that are clean and classic.

modern farmhouse staircase

modern farmhouse staircase upstairs landing

modern farmhouse hallway with built-in shelving

modern farmhouse bedroom with a built-in window seat

Above: This upstairs guest bedroom is flooded with natural light. A window bench provides the perfect spot for curling up with a good book.

modern farmhouse exterior backyard view

modern farmhouse exterior patio with outdoor furniture

Above: Beyond the stone patio of this Vermont farmhouse is a fabulous three-season porch, perfect for entertaining family and friends.

modern farmhouse exterior

Above: The “red barn style” garage mirrors the design of the traditional New England barn that is situated on a closeby property.

modern farmhouse exterior

modern farmhouse exterior

PHOTOGRAPHER Greg Premru Photography

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Jane Rogers
1 month ago

Jane Rogers original to Charlotte Vt. Looking most likely to build in Waitsfield Vt. There is no…none medium range available homes for sale. My daughter and family are also moving back. They have a ski house for now but they also will be looking for something larger. I’ve been involved in building three homes… the last one on the coast of Me. I know what I need … enjoy the process. Also may find I’m interested in pre constructed. Though this farmhouse beautiful….way bigger than what I now need and can mention changes that make heating easier.