Farmhouse Curbside Appeal
When you pull up to this idyllic modern farmhouse near Indianapolis, it looks like it could be a feature right off the pages of Southern Living. The home has a wrap-around porch, which is the quintessential characteristic of Southern charm. It provides a gathering place to make the most of any view or vantage point. The house offers a much-desired curbside appeal to the neighborhood.
We were recently fortunate to arrange a photoshoot with the homeowners who shared their positive experiences about building their dream home. Their first step was to hire architect Gary Nance Designs to plan a well-thought-out floor plan and help them make it their unique design. They contacted our industry partner Carrington home builders along with our wonderful custom kitchen designer Tony Maxwell to collaborate.
The use of ceiling height white painted shaker cabinets makes this kitchen look cohesive and high-end. Hardware is made by Amerock, Highland Ridge collection. We especially love the custom tapered metal hood sconce lighting above display panels. Tony’s design offers an integrated refrigerator inset allowing it to sit flush with other cabinetry for a truly seamless look.
Make a splash
Subway tiles and farmhouse sinks (Kohler) have made a big comeback over the last few years and continue to be popular options. Tile comes in a variety of sizes and scales and they can make an impactful style statement. The homeowners chose a ceramic subway tile color called Lab Bright White made by Virginia Tile.
MSI made the quartz countertops in the home. The color is called Carrera Grifio that imitates marble but is a whole lot easier to maintain. The family can have quick meals at the island, and for larger gatherings, a larger table offers more seating. A trio of salmon-colored bar stools line the edge of the bar height and bring a great pop of color into the room.
Opposite the room is a great coffee and beverage station that houses a built-in stainless-steel beverage cooler.
A fun feature at this residence is the outdoor chicken coop. Every chicken farmer needs a coop to shelter their birds, right? Raising chickens has become increasingly popular because of the pandemic the last several months. People have realized the health and independence benefits of eating locally sourced farm-to-table food. This particular chicken coop has an enclosed design to walk into for cleaning. The chickens have a few other portable runs which makes it easy to separate them.
Tony Maxwell is one of our fabulous custom kitchen designers based in Indianapolis and you can contact him by email. firstname.lastname@example.org