Ep. 20: Designing a Real Farm House

July 16, 2021

Come along on the wild ride that was our design process for our would-be new house.

Listen to “Ep. 21: Designing a Real Farm House” on Spreaker.

We went from asking for a Dutch Colonial on a walk-out basement to a Swedish Country House on a crawlspace.

If you’re not familiar with the Swedish Country House style, here are a few examples:

Courtesy of Bjoertvedt, by Creative Commons 3.0
Arild Vgen, Used via Creative Commons License 4.0

Swedish artist Carl Larsson and his family lived in such a house in Sundborn. The house is still there, and can be toured. It also features prominently in his artwork.

Carl Larsson

This is a Swedish Tile stove. Not ours, which is still in pieces. But one with a similar basic structure – rectangular base with columnar chimney.

Bengt A Lundberg, by Creative Commons license 2.5

You can see photos of our tile stove, as it lay at the salvage yard, and some of the tiles cleaned up over on my blog.

Elevations for the house:

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