Study in contrasts creates 'modern farmhouse'
In addition to reinventing the look and feel of the home to represent the couple, the renovation was meant to "improve the flow and plan of the house," Libby says. Doorways, for example, were raised from 7 to 8 feet to add a sense of height to the 9-foot ceilings. This sliding door -- one of two connecting the great room to the kitchen -- was meant to block the dogs, who figured out how to maneuver them. "We were outwitted by our canine," Carl says. SEAN DRAKES/Special