This Texas hill country retreat is a bright and open family getaway designed by Shiflet Group Architects, located in the Frio cañon community along the Frio River. The area was designed as a legacy community, with 100 acres of wildlife preserve, its a wonderful area to bring up your family. With other families nearby, the object is for kids to grow up together with cookouts and movies under the stars. Then the children grow up, have their own kids and take over the property. The home was built as a vacation home for a family of five, conceived to connect to the scenic outdoors that surrounds it. As for the construction of the home, the homeowners did not want one large house that would be too showy, so instead they opted to have three individual, smaller buildings. With a more cottage-like feel the design allows for space for guests and keeps the property feeling more quaint. The main building houses a living room, dining and kitchen area. A separate cottage houses three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a kitchenette. The third structure houses a garage with guest quarters above. In total, there is 4,650 square feet of living space with four bedrooms and five bathrooms.
The main structure has free flowing spaces with open alcoves. Deep set porches help to protect from the hot Texas sun, while still keeping the interiors bright and airy. In the center of the gathering area, a skylight was incorporated to diffuse light into the space. Designing with rustic building materials adds a camp-like aesthetic to the home. The wood hewn beams are re-purposed from an old Vermont barn. Some of the flooring material comes from locally sourced quarried stone, while the bedroom flooring is comprised of reclaimed oak that is almost 100 years old, sourced from Kentucky and Tennessee.
Have a look at some other Texas Hill Country homes featured here on 1 Kindesign: Modern compound in Texas hill country: Trahan Ranch and Beautiful Hill Country Residence in Austin.
With farmhouse style interiors designed by Blair Burton Interiors, the palette is very peaceful, with a continuous rustic theme running throughout. To bring in colors from the surrounding natural environment, shades of gray-blues and gray-greens were incorporated into the design scheme. The interior was conceived to be not only breathtaking, but also very durable, needing to withstand the wear and tear of kids living on a river environment. All the upholstery has been custom designed and easy maintenance. One of a kind pieces are strewn throughout the home, with some pieces hand picked from trips to places such as The Original Round Top Antiques Fair.
Builder David Dalgleish helped conceive the stonework that surrounds the living room fireplace. Custom doors conceals a television.
‘Photos: Nick Johnson
W. Creekside Residence is a beautiful farmhouse style family home that has been designed by Dillon Kyle Architecture, located in Houston, Texas. The home was originally a spec house that was built in the mid 1990s, surrounded by single story homes that were constructed in the 1950s. The architects updated and reconfigured the interiors to meet the needs of the homeowner’s lifestyle. The kitchen was renovated with much more simple, clean lines with a spacious center island, butcher block countertop and plenty of custom built-in cabinetry. The newly designed kitchen was integral to family living, as the hub of the home. So the space was made to be bright and airy, with its new proportions and clearly defined shape echoing the rest of the transformed interiors. “A curved ceiling demarcates this space relative to the living space, creating definition without separation.” A three-car garage was converted into a two-car garage to make room for a mudroom and the power room was relocated to another area of the home. In the living room, the position of the fireplace made the room difficult to furnish, so the design team had it removed from the space.
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The Butler’s Pantry features white cabinetry, marble countertops and a convenient swinging door with porthole.
The powder room features a custom concrete sink that designed by the architects and produced by a local craftsman.
Photos: Casey Dunn Photography
A stone farmhouse, Villa Noci, part of the Castello di Reschio estate, is a charming display of rustic architecture, located in the rolling hills of Umbria, Italy. Originally constructed in the 17th century, the property is nestled in a lush field of olive and cypress groves with a stunning infinity pool. A luxury retreat, the home was jut recently renovated with three bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms. Featuring all the amenities you could possibly want in a home away from home, but with the added perk of the estate’s staff waiting to pamper you. Outdoors there are two covered pergola terraces and one loggia, a perfect spot to relax, dine and enjoy the fresh smells of the gardens and panoramic views.
To stay at this fabulous retreat, rates range from $1,210 – $1,906 per night, from here.
Inside, an open concept living, dining and kitchen area creates a spacious and breezy atmosphere that is very inviting. Nods to the buildings heritage includes old world porcelain tiling throughout, vaulted ceilings and a grand fireplace in the living room, mixed with modern additions of arched windows and doors. The design aesthetic is cozy and modern, with all the comforts of home. In the main house there are two en-suite bedrooms, one with a beautiful fireplace, study and private loggia with access to the gardens. There is also a guest annex with its own living area and kitchen as well as bedroom and bathroom.
We have featured other sensational Italian vacation villas here on 1 Kindesign, in case you missed them, have a look at a couple of our past favorites: Restoration of a historic castle in Tuscany and Converted farmhouse into a luxury villa in Tuscany.
Port Streets residence is farmhouse style with rustic details designed by Eric Olsen Design, located in the Harbor View Homes area of Newport Beach, California. Designed for a young couple with two kids, this lovely home is nestled in a neighborhood with beautiful back years and streets lined with trees. The designer wanted to build a home that still fit into the neighborhood but was more unique, with a modern farmhouse style, as if it belonged in Napa Valley. The inspiration for the design palette was clean modern lines harmoniously blended with natural rustic materials. The clients wanted a stylish and fresh design approach, yet be family friendly to stand the test of time. Upon entry into this lovely home, you immediately sense an air of openness, with an open hallway and clerestory windows above, plenty of light penetrates the space. The main, open concept living spaces are arranged on the first floor, with the private zones of the bedrooms dispersed on the second level. From the entry you can also see straight through to the dining area out the outdoor living area with a dramatic fireplace. Eye-catching details can be seen throughout the interiors, with rustic reclaimed wood and a sliding barn door that closes off a wing of the upstairs hallway. Adding to the farmhouse feel is the staircase, a focal point in of itself, with the railing comprised of wood and stainless steel cables. The interiors showcase inviting materials and plenty of warmth, everything from reclaimed wood to built-in bookshelves, wood paneling and moldings, all adding texture to the spaces. Built-ins add a personal touch to the home, displaying the owner’s collection of old books and other decorative items.
You will find a neutral color palette with the odd pop of color, creating harmony and a sense of calmness. The furnishings are a mix of the owner’s own pieces from their previous home, some of which are antiques collected from a warehouse scouted in Los Angeles., Big Daddy’s Antiques. What do you think of this wonderful home we have featured here on 1 Kindesign, is there anything in particular you like or do not like about it? Please let us know in the comments section below, we would love your feedback! Are you in need of further inspiration?
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Eastbluff residence is a modern farmhouse style property full of natural materials and light, designed by Eric Olsen Design, located in Newport Beach, California. The exterior of the home is painted white with a charcoal hue on the roof and gray garage door for contrast. Upon entry into the interior of the home, you will notice that the white walls makes the space feel light and airy. The interiors feature warm wooden flooring throughout, a very natural color palette and artificial foliage decorates every room, infusing life and brightening the spaces. Pops of yellow seems to be a common element that carries through the dwelling.
The entryway features a small bench for taking off your shoes, with a narrow strip of wood cladding the wall and ceiling, adding a nice accent to the space. A decorative plant in a natural wood planter adds a zen-like feeling to the space, making you feel like you are entering into a calm oasis that is very welcoming and intimate. Tell us your thoughts on this home, do find the interiors to invoke a sense of relaxation?
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A warm and cozy open plan kitchen and dining space is perfect for entertaining guests, especially with a well designed wet bar. Natural wood is a common element running throughout the home, with a wood top dining table, wood ceiling beams and wood framing on the kitchen island. Slip covered dining chairs creates an casual feel to an elegantly designed space.
When open, the sliding glass door creates a seamless feeling between indoors and out. With a natural color palette in this living space, the bright pops of yellow creates a sunny, uplifting feeling.
Photos: Courtesy of Eric Olsen Design
This lovely ranch style coastal home features a causal living environment, with interiors designed by Anne Sneed Architectural Interiors in San Diego, California. The renovation began with a couple who had lived in their home for over twelve years but had come to a point where they found their lifestyle had outgrown their home. Having purchased their four bedroom (two of which are used as office spaces) home after they were married back in 2000, the couple did not really want to leave the only place they had called home. It was close to wonderful shops, the beach and a horse property where one of the owners rides show jumpers. The homeowners also liked the way the home was laid out on a single level with an indoor-outdoor lifestyle, lending itself perfectly to the California coastal vibe. The couple both worked from home and found themselves needing more space to move around. The home renovation encompassed an increase from 2,500 square feet to 3,250 square feet, with the addition of a dining room, laundry room, library, powder bath and a third garage, while still maintaining a casual style ranch atmosphere. The designers freshened the home by making it inviting, timeless and warm, making it harmonious throughout the spaces. The home also caters to the couple’s two dogs, so everything had to be animal friendly, with monogrammed beds featured in just about every room.
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Through the living room doors there is a cozy outdoor living room surrounded by lush landscaping. This is a wonderful spot to sit with guests or to relax after work.
The dining room is nestled between the living room and the new library, to which a rustic barn door separates the space. The wall on the left side of the room is clad in pine shiplap and painted white. The lighting above the dining table showcases two fixtures instead of one (which is typically installed in the center of the room). This helps to offer better lighting options. A great tip is to add a dimmer switch to your dining room to help set the mood.
The library was designed as more of a man cave, a great space to watch television. It also showcases family photos and sentimental items on the shelves, a great space for reflecting the homeowners personality and character.
The breakfast nook takes on a casual feel with a reclaimed wood bench, cushions and pillows covered in red and white fabrics, wooden farmhouse style chairs and the cage-like pendant lights hanging over the table.
The master bedroom retreat features barn doors as an accent feature behind the headboard. The coverlet features some red accents, which is a hue that has been seen as a recurrent theme throughout the interiors, the homeowners favorite color. A mirror with reclaimed wood framing makes the room feel more spacious. The designer used a little ingenuity in this space by using a desk on the left side of the bed as a nightstand. This way the owner can do some extra work before going to sleep and use the space as a charging station for cell phones.
The bedroom features french doors leading to the backyard, continuing the indoor-outdoor lifestyle. A cozy little seating nook for relaxation and reading features an ottoman that was re-purposed from a galvanized bucket and finished with a tufted fabric cushion. Lots of light is brought into the space though windows, and beautiful drapery fabrics allows for privacy.
A second outdoor space features a cozy sectional with plush toss pillows set around a stone fireplace. The fireplace shares the same chimney as the library with a mantel comprised of reclaimed wood beams.
Photos: Jim Brady Architectural Photography
Farmhouse style kitchens are very charming and rustic, with plenty of raw wood and natural light, they offer a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for entertaining guests. There is something about this style of kitchen that gets your attention, but not in the same way a contemporary kitchen would. They offer a romantic atmosphere of raw materials and clean design, an old-world aesthetic that has homeowners wishing for the quaint and everyday lifestyle that these spaces exude. Each of these farmhouse kitchens that you will see below offers a little something different, some are rustic, some offer a little vintage, while others offer more of a modern-contemporary style, that is more simple and beautiful. These kitchens are so cozy you would want to spend all day in them, cooking, entertaining, or just relaxing with a good book or your laptop. Most farmhouse style kitchen offer whitewashed walls, wood beams on the ceiling, wood planked flooring, natural light and plenty of character. There are a couple of examples where tile has been installed on the flooring, which creates a warm, stunning effect. A stove or fireplace in the kitchen can really complete the farmhouse look, and keep the kitchen warm on a chilly winters night.
Brick and stone is another material that you will sometimes see in this style of kitchen, it adds warmth and texture to the space. It looks great on a backsplash or installed as a focal point from floor to ceiling around the stove. Shabby chic or rustic style furnishings, vintage whitewashed cabinetry, wood block countertops, there are so many options. Have a look at the images below and gather some inspiration for your farmhouse style kitchen!
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Healdsburg Ranch is a beautifully designed light-filled farmhouse by Arc Design and Jute Interior Design, located in Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California. The stone clad vacation home is full of rustic yet refined luxury interiors with a muted palette and comfortable furnishings. With a wonderful mix of textures and textiles, the open plan interiors is delineated by cozy area rugs and perfect furniture arrangements. There are large expanses of metal factory windows to soak in the gorgeous views of rolling hills and vineyards. With high ceilings clad with wood, the home exudes warmth and comfort. Blurring the boundaries between indoors and out, this is the perfect home for entertaining family and friends Spacious outdoor living areas and a tantalizing swimming pool invite you to spend plenty of time outdoors.
This cozy living space offers a warm wood stove for cool evenings. The wood coffee table infuses warmth into the space. Comfy furnishings and pillows invites guests to sit and share great conversation. A wood door allows access to the meticulous outdoor landscaping. Have a look through the rest of the images and let us know what you think of this picture perfect getaway!
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Off the dining room are large French doors that open on three sides, making the interiors feel like spacious covered porch. It also allows fresh air to circulate throughout the inside of the home on a warm, sunny day.
Designed as an open concept with the kitchen, the family room is where the owners spend most of their time. This space also offers convenient access through arched french doors to the exterior living spaces and the swimming pool.
This main hallway in the house is used often by the homeowners, who use the entry door from outside into the mudroom which also houses a doggie shower on the left.
This cozy library space with a built-in nook is situated conveniently just off the master bedroom retreat.
The outdoor kitchen offers plenty of seating for entertaining, a wood burning oven, perfect for cooking pizza! String lights illuminate the covered space, casting a magical glow.
The beautiful topography was designed by landscape architects Lucas & Lucas, who planted these stunning ancient olive trees, on the property.
Photos: Lisa Romerein
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