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Explore this stunning Pennsylvania stone farmhouse with a timeless charm

stone farmhouse exterior

Situated in Wayne, Pennsylvania, this beautiful new house designed by Peter Zimmerman Architects is reminiscent of the 1700s to early 1800s Pennsylvania stone farmhouse. Set on land protected by conservation easements, the house was crafted to appear as if it had evolved over time, in keeping with the architecture of that era.

Stylistically, this residence resembles other houses constructed over the past three centuries on the original large estate this property is nestled on and the large family farms west of Philadelphia. The homeowners desired a house with a timeless aesthetic, as if it had always been on the site, yet would meet the lifestyle needs of their young and growing family.

stone farmhouse exterior

This home is literally out in a field nestled into an existing sloping pasture overlooking a stream valley with vistas toward more distant wooded hillsides. The spires of local churches and large homes peek through the storied oaks of William Penn’s era in an enchanted live landscape varying with the seasons.

stone farmhouse exterior

Following the storied regional farm aesthetic with Federal and Germanic influences, the house supports a variably eclectic decorating scheme that itself seems to grow with and reinforce the idea of change and growth over time.

stone farmhouse exterior

Using local stone blends and materials readily available within the pallet of the early settlers, meticulous attention is brought to assembling a structure of components appropriate to their time, scale, and use.

traditional style living room

What We Love: This Pennsylvania stone farmhouse provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere for a young and growing family. Large windows throughout this home help to highlight the breathtaking surroundings to create a peaceful and harmonious living environment. Overall, we love so many details in this home, especially the attractive exterior facade, with its historical aesthetic and picturesque pastoral setting. 

Tell Us: What details in this family abode do you find most appealing and what would you change? Let us know 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 Pennsylvania: House Tour: An old barn in Pennsylvania gets a refreshing renovation and Delightful restoration of a brick and fieldstone farmhouse in Pennsylvania.

traditional style living room

The expansive views from every room provide a light and airy feeling. Elegant detail and proportion combined with a variety of different materials create a house that is both formal and familiar.

traditional style dining room with a fireplace

traditional style family room with red painted walls

traditional style formal dining room

traditional style home bar with a copper sink

traditional style staircase

traditional style bedroom with a fireplace

traditional style makeup vanity

traditional style mudroom with green cabinets and herringbone brick flooring

stone farmhouse exterior

stone farmhouse exterior

stone farmhouse exterior

stone farmhouse exterior

stone farmhouse exterior

stone farmhouse exterior

In addition to the main house, the architects crafted a garage/ guesthouse that looks like an older barn structure that had been adapted for reuse. They also created an understated pool house which creates more of a sense of a garden/agricultural structure.

stone farmhouse exterior landscape view

stone farmhouse exterior landscape view

stone farmhouse exterior with a swimming pool and pool house

The pool was positioned away from the dwelling in a separate area for a sense of intimacy.  There was a deliberate effort made when designing the garden spaces to pull the plantings away from the foundation, so as not to obscure the authentic architectural details. The beautiful landscape design was by Hess Landscape Architects.

stone farmhouse exterior

Pennsylvania stone farmhouse exterior aerial view

PHOTOGRAPHER Tom Crane Photography

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A.P.
9 days ago

LOVELY, BUT I WANTED TO SEE THE KITCHEN.

Fawn Mosier
9 days ago

I would never have guessed that this was a new build. Well executed and the design elements are spot on. Bravo