Party animals flock to R. Hardy Smith’s and Terrie Rice’s farmhouse-style residence in Canton. 

Their 6-acre property includes a 5,200-square-foot house and a separate two-bedroom guest house that Smith and Rice call their “party barn.”

“The party barn is something I have been wanting to build for years,” Rice said. “It serves as a great space for entertaining, and it gives our adult children a place of their own to stay when they visit.”

Extra spaces in the main house include a screened porch with a swing bed.

“I can’t wait for the weather to warm up a little so we can actually use the sleeping porch,” Rice said. “I love it.”

The sprawling kitchen doubles as a breakfast nook with a wooden table, chairs and bench. Black cabinets line the wall and the doorway to the butler's pantry, and a dramatic white hood hangs over a Thermador range. Text by Marena Galluccio/Fast Copy News Service.(Christopher Oquendo/
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Residents: R. Hardy Smith and Terrie Rice with Smith & Kennedy, a custom home builder in Roswell.

Location: Canton

Size: 5,200 square feet, four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths in the house; 3,000 square feet, two bedrooms, one bath in the guest house.

Year built: 2017

Builder: Smith & Kennedy

Architect: Caldwell-Cline Architects and Designers

Architectural style: Farmhouse

Favorite architectural elements: The modern black iron staircase in the main house. “It makes a statement when you walk in the front door,” Rice said.

Interior design style: Modern farmhouse

Favorite interior design elements: Shiplap, mesh details, open shelving and artwork, such as a canvas of a bull. “It serves as a reminder that we are in the country,” Rice said.

Favorite furniture: Pieces include an arched armoire in the master bathroom, a carved wood console in the master bedroom, the swing bed on the screened porch and a custom 14-foot dining table from Windsor Pine.

Favorite outdoor feature: The outdoor living space. “My husband has a fire every night. We spend a lot of time out there,” Rice said. “It’s also great for football Sundays when our boys are here.”

Resources: Furniture from Outrageous Interiors, RH and Urban Farmhouse. Lighting from Progressive Lighting, Outrageous Interiors, Shades of Light and RH. Appliances by Thermador. Hardware from Knob Depot. Rugs from Outrageous Interiors. Paint by Sherwin-Williams. Wall covering by Thibaut.

Decor tips: Snowbound by Sherwin-Williams is painted throughout the house and guest house. “I like clean white walls and usually opt for texture versus color,” Rice said. Try adding texture like shiplap or tile to walls to break up a monochrome palette.

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