A New Georgia Farmhouse With Old Country Charm

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 Kitchen:

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.

Dining Room:

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 Bathroom:

The 1930s claw-foot tub was refurbished by Appalachian Tubs. It’s a restful place to soak with the sun streaming in the window.

Boy’s Bedroom:

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 Porch:

The expansive porch is home to all sorts of vintage finds.

Porch Swing:

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.

Outdoor Decor:

The red bistro table and white chairs came from an old ice cream shop.

Porch Furniture:

Lauren doesn’t worry whether furniture belongs inside or outside. She just places things wherever she needs them.

{Photos and home details courtesy of Country Living}


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  1. Yep, agree with others that so far, this home is my favorite of your shared ones. Very comfortable and warm house and decor. Loving the addition of old/er pieces of furniture to each of the rooms to give the house an “over time” decor. That fridge covering is genius! Thanks Brenda.

  2. I love everything about this house! I especially like the way she put wallpaper on the fridge!

  3. It’s a wash for me. What I like about this house is offset by what I don’t like about it. I do envy the high ceilings.

    1. LOL! Gayle, I agree! The cat was the highlight of the tour.
      Thank you Brenda for sharing this tour.

  4. Lots of amazing ideas…lovely home!! Sometimes one finds such gorgeous, useful things at thrift shops, and other places that sell used stuff. We have 2 favorite chairs for our dining table…not matched at all, but we each one love our chair…and they only cost us maybe $5 each a few years ago!

  5. How beautiful is this farmhouse. Wowsie. Love it all. It is giving me inspiration for my new farmhouse cottage decor for the new place we are moving. Love that bathroom. Happy Friday. Have a good weekend.

  6. Lovely home. I especially liked the wallpaper on the walls even though I’m not a wallpaper person. It was fitting for these rooms.

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