Contemporary Farmhouse Retreat

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear”. - Ram Dass (1931-2019) 

“Shhhhhh”,  this is the end of your day calling.  “Sit.  Relax.  Observe the world around you.  What do you hear when you listen to the quiet”? 

This edgy-modern-rustic farmhouse style abode, (HPP-28157) is sure to give you the calm, quiet respite you need, but still offers modern convenience and flair.  This 1,998 square foot home has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths in single story living space.  There is a bonus room that adds 485 square feet of living space, but for easy convenience, all your living is done on one level.   

Whether this home is your primary residence or a second home on a lake, in a mountain area, or settled near some woods, you will be sure to find peace and calmness in this versatile house. A farmhouse style home is built for function.   Imagine the rich, dark colored garage door and natural stone against the clean, modern lines of vertical whiteboard siding.  Cedar shake siding accents peeking from the left of your covered porch and dark wood, double entry front doors will welcome you with comfort and class. Once inside, your foyer envelopes you in comfortable solitude.  On the left side of the foyer is the perfect spot for your rustic, dark wood bench with hooks.   Again, the home says welcome, sit, stay.  Take off your shoes, hang your coat or a dried floral/herb wreath from the hooks.  You are settled and content. 

Unpretentious and straightforward is the norm, but the updated potential in this home offers you possibilities with touches of modern furniture, raw-hewn ceiling beams and soft-colored interior paints, while maintaining the integrity of the style.  A marriage of modern, classic style and functional farmhouse practicalities can and will harmoniously balance each other.   Contrasts in materials, patterns, and color will both invigorate and soothe your soul.  

 Your laundry room is just beyond the foyer, to the left, and has ample storage space in a closet with room for your washer and dryer. Running sideways up the back wall of the laundry room is a staircase up to the bonus room.  See, farmhouse function, understated practicality with floating treads joined by contemporary designed iron balustrades live peacefully together.  Just beyond the laundry room is a large great room, kitchen and dining room area.  Vaulted ceilings with real or faux wood beams in a dark color will contrast and compliment your light walls.  Dark, wide plank wood floors will flow seamlessly throughout these large wide-open spaces with elegance and down to earth sensibilities.   

Head up that floating staircase to the very large bonus room.  Do yoga.  video-stream your Barre classes from your exercise mirror, paint, set up for mega-movie watching, a play area for children or a very private guest suite.  This space has room for an optional ½ bathroom if you so desire.  More space.  More you. 

Your kitchen, that is wide-open to a vaulted ceiling dining room, (on the backside of the house) and vaulted ceiling great room is the perfect spot for making blueberry pie with berries you’ll grow in your garden.  Imagine and smell the cinnamon rolls and bread you’ll make in your gorgeous kitchen.  The warm, yeast-y welcoming scent of bread will add to the charm and serenity of your space.   The large custom island is perfect for barstool seating and can house your dishwasher.  A color-washed stain on a white or cream island with turned wood legs and veined light marble countertop will add elegant rustic-chic to this space. An antique glass pitcher of lemonade with a sprig of lavender, (also from your garden), will be enjoyed here.  From the kitchen you will pass through a decent sized pantry to your 2-car garage.  Imagine your super cool sliding barn door closing the space between your pantry and main kitchen.  Remember, farmhouse feature, contemporarily styled.  WOW! This way you can bring in groceries, school bags or books from the library that you set on the counter on one side of the pantry area without letting heat or air conditioning out of the house unnecessarily – or a pet. 

In your great room, imagine the amazing sound system and entertainment system you’ll install, framing your fireplace in style and charm.  Listening to the sounds of nature, coming through your open windows or your sound system, will add to your ‘whole house concept environment’. A large, gorgeous rug of blues, silver, cream and greys can anchor this space and your rich, warm, dark hardwood floors. 


From the great room, go through the double doors with glass panes to your grilling porch for al fresco dining, book reading on your chaise lounge, to tend to your pots of herbs and for grilling shish kebabs.  Your garden beyond gives you blueberries and raspberries off the bush, tomatoes off the vine, cucumbers, sugar-snap peas and a section for wildflowers that attract butterflies and sunflowers.  These beautiful blooms will look perfect in a gorgeous custom-blown glass vase on your expansive kitchen island. 

Going back to your foyer, your study and bedrooms exist.  Just off the right of the foyer is a study or bedroom.  This space has a vaulted ceiling for continuity in design and feel to the rest of the house.  What great space for an office with wood farm-table base and glass topped desk.  Add that comfortable leather chair to sit on and work will not feel like work.  Add some dark, richly hued club chairs, a modern glass topped credenza/sideboard, a cool wall clock and muted painting on canvas to the wall adjacent to your desk.  

There is a full bath and linen closet off the foyer as well, leading to another bedroom space.  Your master suite is at the back side of the house and will give you what you need.  Rest, relaxation, calm, energy....everything.  Large windows to frame your natural outside while bringing in sun or moody clouds, will be wonderful.  Another vaulted ceiling in here adds the rustic charm that carries throughout your home.  A very large master bath with double sink vanity, free-standing tub and shower will begin and end your day peacefully. 

Listen to the quiet.  Watch the fireflies.  What do you hear?  What do you see?  Make this your own.  Welcome Home.