Step into this outstanding Connecticut farmhouse with a contemporary edge

modern farmhouse exterior with a red door

Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects created this modern house, a contemporary interpretation of the traditional farmhouse style, nestled on 100 acres in northwestern Connecticut. The homeowners were interested in a house that fit in with the landscape while offering ample natural light with views of the surrounding property.

 The design of this 3,800-square-foot dwelling uses simple gables arranged in an eye-pleasing manner. It balances clean modern lines, traditional forms, and rustic textures. The new house is bright and light while also feeling personal and unique. There was interest early on to compress the construction time and to design a building that would not take a lot of energy to run.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects GENERAL CONTRACTOR H + Y Construction

modern farmhouse exterior

To achieve these goals, the main house’s design used modular construction and a high-performance envelope. To articulate the surfaces of the spaces, the owner assembled a group of designers and artisans. Natural textures and tones were layered over the volumes to give a sense of place and time. Huntington Homes in East Montpelier, Vermont produced the modular units of the house to yield a sustainable building and shortened construction time.

modern farmhouse exterior

Huntington Homes provided a “naked modules” package for this project. Their scope included all of the framing, mechanical rough-in, insulation, air sealing, sheetrock, sheathing, and windows. The local contractor provided all interior and exterior finishes.

modern farmhouse exterior

What We Love: This modern farmhouse in Connecticut provides a family of five with a weekend escape to an abode surrounded by the beauty of nature. The architects were successful in bringing the owner’s vision to life, a vernacular-based form that adapts to their 21st-century lifestyle. Living spaces were inspired by the surrounding terrain, creating a calming environment and seamless indoor-outdoor connection.

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modern farmhouse dining room and kitchen

Throughout the home, you will find Marvin Ultimate triple-pane Crank and Push Out Casement Windows, chosen for both practicality and aesthetics. The flooring is wide-dimensioned reclaimed white oak.

modern farmhouse kitchen

Above: The open shelving in the kitchen serves as a stylish focal point against the backdrop of reclaimed barnboard, providing a convenient spot for storing commonly used dinnerware and glasses. Meanwhile, the island features a cooktop paired with a sleek stainless steel vent hood.

modern farmhouse kitchen

modern farmhouse living room

modern farmhouse staircase

Above: In the foyer, the sculptural steel staircase is crafted from cold-rolled steel, oak, and LUMAsite panels. Underneath the stairwell, a stone pillow-like sculpture is by artist Mark Mennin.

modern farmhouse staircase

modern farmhouse staircase

modern farmhouse hallway

Above: LUMAsite panels line the hallway on the upper level of this Connecticut farmhouse.

modern farmhouse kids bunk bedroom

Above: The children’s bedroom can be found at one end of the hallway and features two sets of built-in bunk beds. A sliding barn door in the center of the space allows the owners to separate the room as needed.

modern farmhouse family room

Above: Equipped with hammocks suspended from the walls and a swing dangling from the ceiling, the playroom is the ultimate kid’s space, offering a playful space regardless of the weather outside.

modern farmhouse exterior garage

modern farmhouse exterior with a pool

modern farmhouse pool house with a green roof

modern farmhouse pool house with a green roof and a pool

Above: The steel and glass pavilion of the pool house shelters the patio, while a green roof offers insulation and seamlessly blends the structure with the surrounding landscape.

modern farmhouse patio with an outdoor shower and oculus

modern farmhouse pool house with outdoor furniture

modern farmhouse pool house with a green roof and a pool

PHOTOGRAPHER Robert Benson Photography

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