We Are So in Love With This Self-Referential Federal Farmhouse

farmhouse friday icon The floors in the bedroom. The exposed brick and marble sink in the bathroom. The flagstone patio, the random-width floors, the built-ins and walk-ins. Even the temporary things — the little lily-pad rugs in a child’s room — are sheer perfection.

It’s no wonder, then, that the owners of a house like this would want to celebrate the home and the life they share.

And so they do with a little microcosmic mural in the entranceway. “This,” is says as one enters, “is the kind of brightly colored fantasy you have dropped into by coming into this home. Welcome.”

And yet, the home isn’t too far away from civilization, which is to say there’s a Whole Foods shopping center nearby.


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