The Guenette Young Home
Photo courtesy of Norman Hersom
Travis Young and Julie Guenette prefer to describe their American Vernacular style home as a remodeled farmhouse — a statement that perfectly evokes the comfort and warmth they’ve brought into the home. A large sweeping deck surrounds the charming abode featuring both colonial and bungalow details. Huge windows grace every wall, bringing beautiful natural light inside, even on the grayest day outside.
Completely remodeled in 2006, the home’s open floor plan allows a comfortable flow for a busy family that enjoys spending time together. The kitchen, family and dining room blend seamlessly together, creating a large cooking, gathering and entertaining space.
Two window seats flank the fireplace in the gracious living room, inviting someone to curl up with a book, or just relax and enjoy some peace.
Doors off the living room lead onto a spacious deck, creating an even larger entertaining space. A lovely lawn wraps around the backside of the oversized lot, offering the couple’s daughter and dogs abundant room to run and play.
The dream kitchen features a large breakfast bar, plenty of storage and lovely Schoolhouse Electric fixtures that are carried throughout the house.
A family room off the main area can serve as an ideal kid’s hideaway or guest room space because it holds a full bathroom and TV room that can be closed off with cleverly hidden pocket doors.
The 2006 addition brought an additional upper level to the home. Today this is where Travis and Julie’s daughter’s room resides, along with a lovely light filled room functioning as her playroom. An original bathroom and full master suite complete the addition.
The home is decorated with soft neutrals, grays and whites with pops of color — leading to a calm and welcoming feeling. As Julie said, “It was love the first time we walked through it.”
Drawing by 2nd Grader Ailiyah Goodness