Want to join me for a little jaunt around the place? Put your boots on and let's go...
This is the horses' view of the front of the farmhouse. If you walk out there you will have to stop for some petting time.
Coming up the road, this is what you see. The garage & rec room are detached from the house. It creates a nice transition from outside world to comfy home. The bay window is where the dining room is giving us a nice view of the flower garden as we eat together. The kitchen window is to the right of that and allows me to see everyone coming and going. That little window upstairs is a bathroom window, high enough for light and privacy. Let's go to the garden.
I do love the view of the house from here. Can you believe my roses still look that good? Enough of the flowers though, let's move on to the chicken coop.
The chickens watch for me to bring them treats from here.
The back patio is where we hang out and watch the pond or someone riding in the arena. Sometimes roast marshmallows in the fire pit. It's a fun place to be.
We added these three little squares for character. Fitting since we have three boys up there.
Kind of looks like a red barn from the arena, doesn't it? We painted the bumpout white to make it look like an add-on. The three windows downstairs match the ones upstairs and allow plenty of light into the house. Most of the mechanical is on this side of the house so just pretend it's not there.
You may have noticed on your way around the house, we used several kinds of Hardie siding. The main part of the house is 8" lap with the bumpouts being 4" except for the white one and that is board and batten.
The garage is board and batten also and spaced 8" on center. All the trim is 6" wide. My favorite is thing is still the open tailed rafters. Extra materials and labor, but so worth the look.