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A True to Form 1929 Farmhouse

Tour a 1920s farmhouse that got a much-needed makeover without losing its evolved-over-time charm

Idyllic Hilltop Location

Photo by John Gruen

The 1929 farmhouse sits just above the road, so the primary entrance and outdoor living space are out back.

Read the full story on this charming farmhouse remodel.

Comfortable Living Room

Photo by John Gruen

The house's gentle update included new living room built-ins and crown molding. Vintage furnishings, waxed floorboards, and a muted palette add to the coziness.

Paint: Farrow & Ball's French Gray (walls and trim)

Lots of Light

Photo by John Gruen

New French doors invite daylight to flow through the den and the living room. Pocket doors between the rooms slide closed for sound control.

Paint: Farrow & Ball's Down Pipe (pocket doors)

Front Hallway

Photo by John Gruen

Traffic circulates through to the center hall and stairs.

Casual Dining Room

Photo by John Gruen

Easygoing furnishings in the dining room set the stage for family meals.

Yellow Sunroom

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Rafe Churchill and Heide Hendricks, with Rufus, 9, and Hollis, 12, gather in the sunroom addition.

Paint: Farrow & Ball's Hay (sunroom walls and trim)

Vintage-Style Kitchen

Photo by John Gruen

The owners revived the kitchen's spirits with vintage-look custom cabinets painted in a warm neutral, a worktable island, and a band of bold blue-gray paint.

Paint: Farrow & Ball's Shaded White and Down Pipe (walls) and Hardwick White (cabinets and trim)

Rug: Elizabeth Eakins

Large Walk-in Pantry

Photo by John Gruen

Open pantry shelves keep supplies handy.

Back Door Catchall

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The snug new mudroom has terrific views framed by blue-gray windows, edge-bead paneling, a sturdy brick floor, and a daybed nabbed at an antiques store in Millerton, New York.

Paint: Farrow & Ball's Down Pipe (windows)

Picturesque Spot

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The new back porch and windowed mudroom take advantage of the best views from the house.

Bright Pink Girl's Room

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Hollis has an arched canopy bed complemented by a bold patterned accent wall.

Wallpaper: Marcel Wanders

Throws: Faribault Woolen Mill Co.

Cozy Master Bedroom

Photo by John Gruen

Pale neutrals, rich jewel tones, and a mix of textures warm up the master bedroom.

Paint: Farrow & Ball's Light Blue

Painted Bathtub

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The master bath's painted pedestal tub is set off by deep-yellow walls.

Paint: Farrow & Ball's Gervase Yellow

Blue-Painted Boys Room

Photo by John Gruen

Twin brass beds in Rufus's room are perfect for sleepovers.

Paint: Farrow & Ball's Stone Blue (walls), Down Pipe (open shelves), and Shaded White (trim)

Wallpaper: Cole & Son