A brand new farmhouse with a big sprawling porch sits one block off Main Street in a lovely Georgia town known for its turn of the century charm.
Lauren and Brad Crouch discovered the perfect lot to build their home and the house blends right in with its neighbors.
It has lots of modern amenities (rock solid foundation, open floor plan) blended right in with old country classics (beamed ceilings, barn doors).
The home across the street was constructed in the late 1800s.
You might recognize this town as the backdrop of movie classics such as Fried Green Tomatoes and Driving Miss Daisy.
The Living Room:
Vintage and catalog finds are scattered in the casual living room. Pine bookcases, rescued from a demolished elementary school, sit on either side of the chippy fireplace.
The couple used reclaimed materials for the kitchen as well. Such as the spacious island that is supported by antique porch posts or the ranch hood also made from salvaged pine.
To warm up the white refrigerator, Lauren applied wallpaper with wallpaper paste and, for water-resistancy, sealed it with polyurethane.
Chad used reclaimed wood from Lauren’s father’s barn to make the dining room table.
The couple shopped local flea markets for the mirrors displayed on top of the carpenter’s workbench.
The Master Bedroom:
They chose a gray-brown floral wallpaper for the bedroom. Rustic elements contrast with a somewhat feminine style in here.
The bench at the end of the bed was formerly a park bench.
The 1930s claw-foot tub was refurbished by Appalachian Tubs. It’s a restful place to soak with the sun streaming in the window.
A vintage crossing sign was hung above the son’s antique iron bed. It honors the hometown’s history as a railroad town.
This room is a crafting place for children to let go and create whatever artwork they choose.
The expansive porch is home to all sorts of vintage finds.
Chad gave Lauren the old antique swing as a Mother’s Day gift. She said as soon as they hung it, the place felt like home.
The red bistro table and white chairs came from an old ice cream shop.
Lauren doesn’t worry whether furniture belongs inside or outside. She just places things wherever she needs them.