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Download the 2020 Idea House Resource Guide: The Farmhouse in Fairfield County

Download the resource guide for the 2020 Idea House: The Farmhouse in Fairfield County to learn about the products, resources, and professionals that went into building this home.

Virtual Tour and Q&A | 2020 Idea House: Farmhouse in Fairfield County

Watch as 2020 Idea House builder and designer Jerry and Sandy Effren of Greyrock Homes give a video tour and Q&A, hosted by This Old House editor Chris Ermides.

Farmhouse Fusion | 2020 Farmhouse in Fairfield County

Set on a grassy hill above the shore, our second Idea House of 2020—a modern farmhouse in Fairfield County, Connecticut—takes a nostalgic style up a notch with modern must-haves and tons of extras.

Outdoor Amenities | 2020 Farmhouse in Fairfield County

Open-air relaxation and recreation areas, including a full kitchen and plunge pool, make this one nontraditional farmhouse.

Better, Smarter Building Products | 2020 Farmhouse in Fairfield County

Here are a few of the innovative and efficient products that went into the build of our 2020 Idea House: The Farmhouse in Fairfield County.

Great Spaces for Guests | 2020 Farmhouse in Fairfield County

There’s plenty of room for family and friends at the TOH 2020 Idea House - The Farmhouse in Fairfield County.

Prep, Cook, and Cleanup | 2020 Farmhouse in Fairfield County

Take a closer look at all the incredible chef-worthy spaces we incorporated into our 2020 Farmhouse in Fairfield County.

Private Quarters | 2020 Farmhouse in Fairfield County

The TOH 2020 Farmhouse in Fairfield County features a first-floor master suite and a few personal spaces for rest and recreation.

Sandy Effren of Greyrock Homes
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Tour the Interior | 2020 Farmhouse in Fairfield County

Join Greyrock Homes interior designer Sandy Effren, as she gives a guided tour of all things design and decor in our 2020 Farmhouse in Fairfield County.

Builder Jerry Effren of Greyrock Homes
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Tour the Exterior | 2020 Farmhouse in Fairfield County

Go behind the build of our 2020 Farmhouse in Fairfield County with Greyrock Homes builder Jerry Effren.

Staging the 2020 Idea House
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Style in a Snap | 2020 Farmhouse in Fairfield County

Watch as the team at LTW Design applies the modern farmhouse design elements and places the furniture in the 2020 Idea House: The Farmhouse in Fairfield County.

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NKBA Virtual VIP Tour of the 2020 Farmhouse in Fairfield County

Watch this VIP tour of the 2020 Idea House: The Farmhouse in Fairfield County hosted by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)’s Suzie Williford. Greyrock Homes Interior Designer Sandy Effren and Karen Berkemeyer of Karen Berkemeyer Home walks through the special features and resources that make this modern farmhouse a truly one-of-a-kind space.

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Easy to Maintain Siding with a Modern Spin | 2020 Farmhouse in Fairfield County

At the 2020 Farmhouse in Fairfield County, builder Jerry Effren desired the look of a traditional New England barn that has been modernized over time, along with a contemporary farmhouse. Using the durable board and batten siding from LP Smartside, Jerry and his team created a functional and customized look for the home.

Custom cabinets in the 2020 Idea House
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Custom Cabinetry: Details Make the Difference 

Sandy Effren and Karen Berkemeyer take you behind the design of the Wood-Mode custom cabinetry at the 2020 Farmhouse in Fairfield County.

Roof of the 2020 Idea House
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Roofing Innovations | 2020 Farmhouse in Fairfield County 

Learn how GAF’s Timberline American Harvest shingles combine texture, dimension, and beauty with exceptional durability to keep the TOH 2020 Farmhouse safe and looking beautiful for years to come.

Installing Rockwool insulation at the 2020 Idea House - the Farmhouse in Fairfield County.
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Insulating with More than Efficiency in Mind

At the TOH 2020 Idea House in Fairfield County, we look at how a combination of three types of insulation work together to create a safe, comfortable, and more efficient home.

Innovative Solutions for Tile Installation | TOH 2020 Farmhouse in Fairfield County

See what went into creating the beautifully tiled spaces at our 2020 Idea House in Fairfield County.

Reimagining Home Comfort at the TOH 2020 Farmhouse in Fairfield County

Learn how a multi-zoned heating and cooling system provides consistency and comfort at our latest Idea House.

Custom Cabinetry: Details Make the Difference | TOH 2020 Farmhouse in Fairfield County

Take a peek at the fine craftsmanship and details in the custom cabinetry at the TOH 2020 Idea House in Fairfield County.

InSinkErator garbage disposer in the 2020 Idea House.
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A Sleek and Sustainable Kitchen Sink

At the 2020 Idea House: The Farmhouse in Fairfield County, builder Jerry Effren was mindful of the home’s modern farmhouse aesthetic, while also wanting practical solutions in the home. InSinkErator’s sleek and efficient products are a perfect fit.

Fine Hardwoods of the TOH 2020 Idea Houses

Get inspired by the beautiful doors, floors, and wood accents that elevated this year’s pair of TOH Idea Houses.

Finishing Up at the Farmhouse in Fairfield County

Our 2020 Idea House: The Farmhouse in Fairfield County is almost ready for its big debut. Here’s a look at what builder Jerry Effren has been up to.

Advances in Engineered Lumber | 2020 Idea House: Farmhouse in Fairfield County

At the 2020 Idea House, the Farmhouse in Fairfield County, the future of framing is now.

Making Progress at the 2020 Idea House: Farmhouse in Fairfield County

Our Fairfield County, Connecticut Farmhouse is coming to life—here’s a look behind the scenes!

What’s Happening at the TOH 2020 Farmhouse

Our TOH 2020 Farmhouse in Fairfield County is becoming a reality! Here’s a sneak peek at what we’ve been up to.

Plunge Pool Installation in a Day | 2020 Idea House: Farmhouse in Fairfield County

Cool in the summer and warm in the winter, the water feature being installed at our Farmhouse in Fairfield County combines the best elements of a pool and a hot tub—and installs in just days!