This home is one our absolute favorites, we’re so excited for you to see it! We call it the “Modern Farmhouse”–its warm elements and custom woodwork are reminiscent of a classic country home, but it has a modern flair that ties it back to the present moment. 

Take a look, and let us know in the comments if you have any questions about materials, manufacturers, or anything else you’re curious about.

Hope you enjoy the tour!

Cozy Front Porch = Spacious Backyard

This front porch is big enough to hang out on without feeling cluttered, but enclosed enough to feel cozy and private. That swing is a dream (custom-built by our friends at Blackridge Cabinetry), and those beautiful reclaimed wood beams give the space an organic look to contrast the white-painted brick.

It’s hard to walk in here without taking a quick sit on that porch swing.

The rooflines beautify and individualize the home–check out that swoop!–and a stone chimney near the rear of the house adds texture and warmth.

We love this sloped roof!

One thing we did here is set the house back a bit from the curb, which helped keep it from feeling too small for the lot and gave us plenty of room to create a spacious backyard. The black sills help to keep the windows’ wide, classic shapes contemporary, and simultaneously increase the contrast with the all-white siding. 

The terraced backyard includes a covered sitting area, along with plenty of room for playtime and gardening.

The Den (and Entryway Features)

The den’s dark accent wall (directly to your right as you pass through the entryway) contrasts beautifully with the lighter-toned sofa. It’s the perfect space for a desk, more furniture, or a grand piano if you have one!

Across the way is this blue shiplapped powder bath. We went for a country washroom vibe (hence the cow photo peeking on you as you do your business) and used minimalist lighting and a simple mirror to achieve that.

Main floor powder bath, between the den and the kitchen.

The Kitchen

Hold on to your milk boots, people, because here comes the kitchen. The modern light fixtures throughout the home add visual interest to the space, and support that clean, contemporary flair we were going for. Besides that, the large window over the sink floods the kitchen in natural light during the daytime. Nice.

For those late-night snacking sessions, we have a multi-level lighting plan to help the homeowner access the light they need with ease. There are lights in the ceiling, versatile light fixtures above the window and island, and lights underneath the cabinets for those more specific needs. You could turn ’em all on, or keep things more subtle by just lighting up a level or two. It’s up to you!

The range hood is custom, with bronze worked into the wood.

That range hood is custom, with bronze worked into the wood to give it a handmade, organically modern feel, and the minimalistic exposed shelving allows you display a few things without having to worry too much about all your kitchen items being exposed to the world. Just a few statement pieces on those shelves will do the trick and help to further beautify the space.

The white cabinetry and four-inch countertops help the wood accents pop, and give those cool light fixtures an extra shoutout as well.

The Great Room

That horse photo is what inspired the theme for the entire house. He fits right in!

The great room flows from the kitchen in a seamless open-plan layout, giving you plenty of room to entertain and relax. A strong stone mantle and exposed beam ceiling give the room weight and texture, and black-silled windows help to keep things grounded. There’s no shortage of natural light here, either!

The kitchen, great room, and dining room flow together in a smooth open-plan layout.

The Dining Room

The Master Suite

The master suite lies on the main floor, near the dining and mud rooms at the back of the house. It’s the best spot for your own personal haven, a good place to relax while still having easy access to the most essential parts of the home.

We used engineered floor installed horizontally on the wall to add visual interest and warm the place up! The custom barn door is by Five Bars with hardware from Rustica; its subtle pop of color adds depth to the space and makes it an easy place to chill out.

The Mud Room

Exposed shelving and a small sink make this room versatile and efficient, with plenty of room to throw some clothes around. The shiplap walls and unique wallpaper (look at those birds! Obsessed.) manage to stay neutral and match the room, while also adding some personality and variety to what can sometimes end up a pretty bland space.

You deserve to have a cute laundry room!

The Basement & Game Room

The window wells in the game room allow for some natural light to come in, so no more dark, dim basements! There’s space for gaming, chilling out, watching movies, or hosting friends (the wet bar definitely helps there, too).

Don’t miss the light fixture above the card table, an industrial chandelier that we’re obsessed with. It’s too cool. There’s a horse art feature down here, too.

Keep in mind as well that the space currently inhabited by the card table could easily be used for other things. It’d work great as a study/computer space, or somewhere to store and use your craft supplies. It’s pretty malleable, so go nuts!

Other Basement Details

The basement also features a bedroom and bath, and plenty of storage to go around. The floral wallpaper in the bedroom really pops, and adds tons of personality to the room. It’s spacious and private, with a big window to let in plenty of natural light.

We kept things light down here to make sure nothing felt cavey. Basements do that too often!

Any questions? Let us know!

We hope you enjoyed your look at our Modern Farmhouse! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. We’re excited to hear from you!

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