A beautiful farmhouse style home blends a sense of old and new, transformed for a family of six by Dillon Kyle Architecture, located in Houston, Texas. The inviting home features comfortable design and elegant features, beginning with the pergola-covered porch on the front exterior facade. The home holds a sense of history, with reclaimed brick flooring from a previous ranch home that was on the site, belonging to the homeowner’s grandmother. The exterior facade features an Artisan siding that has a thicker profile, adding dimension to the structure. Complementing the new facade, the architect added a new brick chimney and columns that were also salvaged from the previous home. The same vertically applied poplar siding from the exterior has been repeating in the bright and airy interior, designed to accommodate the active lifestyle of the young family. Neutral shades of taupe, gray and white adds a modern aesthetic to the interiors, contrasting with the rusticity of the wood and brick flooring. A carefully thought out floor plan allows spaces to flow easily from one to the next. The main living area features three sets of french doors that creates a pleasing visual connection to the outdoors. An open connection between the interior rooms not only creates a sense of togetherness but also a feeling of spaciousness.
What We Love: The fresh, clean lines and casual elegance of this home is nothing short of spectacular. We feel very inspired by the current farmhouse style trends that we are seeing. The aesthetic is an updated country style that reflects the homeowners desires to create family spaces that are both nostalgic and current.
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The kitchen was designed to meet the homeowner’s needs, who wanted a layout that functions just as she needs it to when she is cooking. The kitchen is situated where many of the rooms in the house meet, so it was designed like a spacious hallway, making traffic flow through here effortlessly. A table in the center takes the place of a traditional island, where the family likes to informally gather for eating.
Large barn doors creates a transition between the kitchen and living area. They are a nod to farmhouse style and offers the family an opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds, open and spacious, or closed for a more intimate ambiance.
Photos: Courtesy of Dillon Kyle Architecture
Nestled quietly on a lakeside location in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada, this stunning cottage built by Bachly Construction is traditional on the outside yet modern and relaxed inside. The property, which is owned by the owner of the building company, underwent an extensive renovation and expansion. The homeowners goal was to create a peaceful retreat to enjoy summers on Lake Joseph. Offering 4,000 square feet of comfortable yet grand living spaces with seven bedrooms, there is plenty of space to host family and friends for weekends and holidays. The cottage is illuminated by natural light that penetrates the spaces through windows around every corner, capturing sensational views of both lake and surrounding woods. Upon entrance into the home, you are welcomed with nautically nuanced decor and a small bench to take your shoes on and off.
What We Love: This cottage retreat is very charming, it has a nice mix of nautical elements and a natural, woodsy feel. We love how the white walls feel crisp and clean and play off the darker wood flooring and ceiling trusses in the great room. The screened-in porch was a wonderful idea to incorporate into this lakeside home. You can feel like you are immersed in nature enjoying the fresh summer breezes… but minus those pesky mosquitos!
Lake houses are a favorite here on 1 Kindesign and we have showcased plenty! They have some very inspiring ideas that you can incorporate into your own home, just have a look at these beautiful cottages in Muskoka:
Soaring cathedral ceilings in the great room features open trusses and natural elements, that makes a nod to the outdoors. The floor-to-ceiling fireplace showcases Muskoka granite and a mantel comprised of a reclaimed wood beam.
The rustic decor was inspired by one of the homeowner’s favorite vacation spots on an island in the Grenadines. The area is influenced by a mix of wood and stone with white fabrics.
A sophisticated kitchen with an industrial flair began with a pair of pendant lights that looks like vintage weight scales. Custom dark cabinetry is paired with granite countertops and backsplash and finished with floating stainless steel shelving.
The couple loves to entertain, so a large trestle dining table decorated with wishbone style chairs was a must in the design scheme. The room was kept open and airy by not placing an area rug underneath the table.
A screened-in porch faces the lake, which the homeowners describe as have a tree house feel to it. Cedar clads both the floor and ceiling, which is extremely durable, perfect for a lake house retreat!
The taupe-green of the exterior facade blends well with the surrounding terrain. The spacious property also features a boathouse, perfect for housing water toys.
Photos: Courtesy of Bachly Construction & Style at Home
A custom designed family home evokes warmth and elegance, with traditional architectural styling by Highmark Builders, located in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. The residence features just over 5,000 square feet of luxurious living, nestled on a heavily wooded site surrounded by lush landscaping. An open and airy feeling is evidenced by the ten foot high ceilings and open plan layout. Interior spaces were designed to be highly functional with the importance of creating spaces for family gatherings. A great room as well as a hearth room just off the kitchen are perfect for spending quality time with family and for entertaining guests. Stacked stone fireplaces in the living room, hearth room and three-season screened-in porch offers an air of rusticity and warmth. The porch features soaring ceilings, a stunning stone fireplace and walls and ceilings clad with cedar; the perfect spot to enjoy plenty of natural light and great conversation. A beverage center leads to an outdoor swimming pool, to enjoy spending time outdoors in the warmer summer months. There are plenty of other wonderful details that adds to the luxuriousness of this home, such as custom millwork, built-ins featured throughout, strategically placed accent lighting, granite in the kitchen and bathrooms, and a lower level entertainment area that encompasses a bar, media room and guest quarters. Interiors studio Ambiance at Home was responsible for the beautiful interior styling of this home designed for a family of four.
What We Love: Although the home is quite spacious with high ceilings, it doesn’t feel too large. After seeing the entire home in perspective, it feels very cozy and homey thanks to all the contrasts of textures, finishes and the color scheme. There is a lot of visual interest throughout the home that keeps the eyes busy yet you feel really relaxed in this livable home. What do you think, does this home feel overly large to you?
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Separating the kitchen and dining areas is a butler’s pantry that showcases a custom designed mirror etched with the family’s name and “Est. 2013.”
The laundry room is positioned just off the mud room, featuring a clever design of a drop-down drying rack.
Photos: Courtesy of Highmark Builders
This mountain contemporary cabin was designed by architecture studio JLF & Associates, located in the Shooting Star community of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The cabin features 4,000 square feet of living space, comprised of reclaimed timber, stacked stone and Cor-Ten steel. The dwelling is a mix of Old World craftsmanship with modern and rustic details, with whimsical interior styling carried out by Grace Home Design. Hanging over the fireplace mantel in the living room was the object of inspiration for the project, a mixed-media painting of a pronghorn named “Wyatt”. The contemporary painting was a playful accent that set the tone for the color palette and interior design scheme of the cabin. Clean lined furnishings complement the traditional elements that were already residing in the home. Honey and caramel hues inspired the selection of fabrics and finishes that helps to infuse warmth into the living spaces. Blues were also depicted from the artwork and can be seen in accents throughout the dwelling. Though the material elements are more rustic in nature, they play off as transitional, which made it easier to select furnishings of varying styles to decorate the interiors.
What We Love: The soaring ceilings in the living room with picture windows framing the rugged landscape beyond. The mix of wood and stone is breathtaking and the color palette makes this special home feel very warm and inviting. This would be a wonderful place to retreat to during the Christmas holidays. What do you think?
We have featured many mountain homes here on 1 Kindesign, take a look at some other amazing Jackson Hole retreats:
Photos: Gibeon Photography via Mountain Living
This modern mountain retreat was designed by Ryan Group Architects in collaboration with Sarah Jones Design, located in Martis Camp, Truckee, California. The clients are a Bay Area family with three young children who were looking for a getaway home to spend quality time as a family. The 5,200 square foot residence pairs vernacular materials such as cedar and stone with modern architectural details such as expansive picture windows that helps frame the breathtaking mountain views in the near distance. The entire layout of the floor plan has been organized to take advantage of the privileged views over the fairway and out toward Anderson Peak. The interior design of the home reflects warm modernism, a little coziness and comfort mixed with glass walls and streamlined surfaces. Furniture pieces were selected to establish harmony between old and new, not quintessential Tahoe, but they do reflect an earthy aesthetic that is very refreshing. The clients requested that the contemporary artwork displayed throughout the interiors take center stage. With this in mind, the furnishings were kept more neural without a lot of bold prints and colors, so as not to detract from the art pieces.
The finished result is a mountain retreat that creates a warm, contemporary statement that typifies new Tahoe style. It encompasses clean lines and simple, comfortable furnishings with collected mix of accessories and art. It is the true definition of warm modernism. Have a look through the home tour and let us know what you like or dislike about this mountain home.
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Modern and rustic are fused together in this cozy living room with elements of wood, leather and steel.
The dining room table is fashioned from heavily distressed, blackened oak.
Warmth and comfort comes first in the “watch tower” family room.
Photos: Vance Fox
This beautiful and sprawling mountain home was designed by Ward-Young Architecture, located in the private neighborhood of Martis Camp, Truckee, California. Outside, the exterior facade emulates a Tahoe lodge aesthetic, comprised of materials of cedar and stone. Inside this three-tiered custom estate home you will find sumptuous living and entertaining spaces consisting of 5,417 square feet, with five bedrooms and five-a-half bathrooms. The ground level opens out to a generous covered lounge area with a fire pit and hot tub offering a relaxing oasis. Inside, an exquisitely designed great room with soaring Weiland sliding doors opening to an extensive deck for dining el fresco and soaking up the incredible views. Also featured on this level is a kitchen featuring custom alder cabinetry and an eat-in island perfect for entertaining, stone clad formal dining room with a wine cellar, an office with a loft space and a mud and ski boot room. The third floor encompasses four generous en-suite bedrooms, a media area perfect for curling up to watch movies or read a good book.
The home also features a separate wing comprised of a bunk room and its own private living room, perfect for hosting overnight guests. With an abundance of personality and natural light witnessed throughout this dwelling, walnut flooring and granite countertops complete this mountain lodge aesthetic. The best part about this mountain retreat, is the surrounding forested landscape is just outside your doorstep!
Here on 1 Kindesign we have featured some other amazing mountain homes by Ward-Young Architects that we thought you will also find inspiring:
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