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Historic Texas Farmhouse: A Mix of Light and Dark

Today’s beautiful historic Texas farmhouse might look familiar to you. It was lovingly restored by Tim Cuppett Architects of Austin, Texas and appeared in a 2012 issue of Country Living magazine. I have CL magazines that go back that far; I should look through them to see if I can find this home feature. It’s a classic Texas ranch with a spacious porch and a stunning yet quaint interior.

Historic House - Texas RanchPhoto by Tim Cuppett Architects

The expansive porch boasts a collection of painted rocking chairs, perfect for enjoying a lazy summer evening with friends and family. The porch is long enough to include a table at the far end where a game of cards or an intimate dinner can be enjoyed.

Texas Farmhouse PorchPhoto by Tim Cuppett Architects

Pages of fall leaves create simple artwork above the antique hutch residing in the entry way. A pair of vases in slightly different shades of green sprout branches from the yard.

Farmhouse Hutch in Entry WayPhoto by Tim Cuppett Architects

This photo is the one I remember the most when this Texas farmhouse was featured in Country Living. The owners transformed the entry hall into a dining room. Clever idea!

Texas Farmhouse Dining RoomPhoto by Tim Cuppett Architects 

The living room wears dark-painted shiplap walls. A modern chair is paired with a simple sofa and an oriental rug.

Texas Farmhouse Living RoomPhoto by Tim Cuppett Architects

On the other end of the room is the fireplace with a cozy seating area. What do you think of dark walls like this in the living room?

Cozy Texas Farmhouse Living Room with FireplacePhoto by Tim Cuppett Architects

Rather than modernize the kitchen, this Texas farmhouse keeps its historic appeal with a utilitarian kitchen. A red stove takes center stage on the left while a collection of pots and pans provide artwork on the far wall.

Texas Farmhouse KitchenPhoto by Tim Cuppett Architects

A rolling ladder makes dishes easily accessible on open shelves in the kitchen. The white dishes look so pretty against their green backdrop and the black door adds a bit of sophistication.

Open Kitchen Shelving with White IronstonePhoto by Tim Cuppett Architects

A rustic desk creates a cozy office space. I love the painted wood ceiling and paneled walls.

Rustic Farmhouse OfficePhoto by Tim Cuppett Architects

A beautiful claw foot tub graces the small bathroom with its wall of windows and porthole mirror. Normally I prefer dark wood floors, but I really like the pale wood in this space.

Farmhouse Bathroom with Claw Foot TubPhoto by Tim Cuppett Architects

A blanket chest at the foot of the bed gives the homeowners a place to keep vintage quilts and other bedding. An antique light fixture overhead adds a bit of whimsy to this Texas farmhouse bedroom.

Historic House BedroomPhoto by Tim Cuppett Architects 

Another bedroom showcases a Scandinavian style painted daybed that a furry friend has claimed as his own.

Swedish Daybed in Texas FarmhousePhoto by Tim Cuppett Architects

You’ll find even more charm outside with a small back porch shaded by a large tree.

Texas Farmhouse Outdoor Living SpacePhoto by Tim Cuppett Architects

You can see more photos of this Texas farmhouse by Tim Cuppett Architects

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  1. Well, all you have to do is look at the covers of your saved CL magazines. The kitchen of this home is the cover feature. I love the color choice of this kitchen and have, since it arrived on my doorstep, dreamed of painting my original cupboards in my now huge laundry/mudroom, those same colors! Love what they have done!

  2. Very odd house with a mixture of styles. Part of each room had me going ”oooh yes’ and then ‘oh …nooo’ Overall I very much liked it.

    1. LOL! I am so glad to know I’m not alone in this addiction! Sometimes I’m a little embarrassed to admit it, but I have baskets, bins, and old suitcases devoted to house my collection. I know I could (and I do) just pin them on Pinterest, but there’s something about the tactility of turning pages, that is so satisfying, to me.

  3. his hall/entry could have been a control back in the day -my favkrite.
    French doors as front door and front door.

    It was.popular before air condition! would

  4. T his hall/entry could have been a dog trot back in the day -my favorite!

    French doors as front door and back door.

    Breeze turnout the hall.

    It was.popular before air condition!