Study in contrasts creates 'modern farmhouse'
The Patricks wanted a casual and comfortable home for them, 12-year-old son Alex and two energetic dogs. "We wanted it to be a place that we just really wouldn't have to worry about," Libby says. They created this great room by connecting a living room and den. Overhead beams, planks on the wall and sturdy coffee tables contribute to the rustic, informal feel. "A lot of times you put your feet on a coffee table, and it goes scootin' away," she says. Not here. SEAN DRAKES/Special