A fresh approach to residential design is always about finding new perspective. This ranch has assumed a new identity as a farmhouse, but the real transformation is on the interior.
On approach to our home, your eye catches a curious feature window. It is round (oculus) and it is tucked below an eyebrow roof on brackets. It floats somewhere between the first and second floors. If you are lucky enough to be invited inside, you’ll see it is positioned over the well-trimmed out stair landing. It pulls in light all day long brightening both the first floor and new second floor. It also establishes a theme on the interior ripe with other effective diagonal views that make the home appear much larger than it is. This is all instigated by the generous dose of natural lighting.
With two bedrooms and a full bath now on the new second floor, the fully renovated first floor can spread itself out on the modest, but efficient footprint. Contrary to the forementioned diagonal views, the organization of space is a grid. Each area is separated by uses: living spaces are organized from front to back with kitchen in its ever-centralized position just behind the dining area and just forward of the living room that is prepared to spill out into the backyard at a moment’s notice. On the left of the kitchen spine is the mudroom. It is utility-central here with the front door, powder room, mudroom, and laundry, all just steps away. On the opposite side of the kitchen is the primary suite. This private locale is well fitted with a right-sized W.I.C. and primary bath. Interior views from room to room are by design, and so are views to the street or the backyard. Every turn of the head is met with natural light.
Our home wears its modern farmhouse styling well on the exterior. It is clad in white with both horizontal and vertical styled boards. Black sash windows and a black roof serve up the contrast. A box bay window with the oculus breaks up the flat façade and watches over the street from its elevated perch. Second floor dormers do their part to keep the home from getting too tall. Like all good design, proportions of height, width, and depth are of prime importance to getting it right.
Whole Modern Farm House Renovation