Architect Steve Zagorski designed this charming “modern farmhouse” within walking distance of downtown Austin.
The listing for Milton House, as it’s called, says, “From its wraparound front porch to the giant old-growth Texas Live Oaks that shade the front and back yards, be prepared to fall in love.”
Take a look!
A Modern Farmhouse in Austin
Listing agent Eileen Gill says it harkens back to a simpler time in central Texas
when people sat on their porches and chatted with neighbors.
I love everything about it, from the white picket fence to the board and batten siding.
The house has 2,750 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths.
The kitchen has white subway tile on the backsplash:
The study has built-in bookshelves:
Thanks to listing agent Eileen Gill at Compass for sharing this with us!
For more photos and information, check the listing.
Visit the architect’s website to see photos of Milton House taken right after it was built.
Photo credit: Mandy Harris, Urban Oak Photography.
Nobody loves the white modern farmhouse more than I do. This one’s terrific, of course, even though I prefer more cottage/rustic, less formal interiors. Speaking of painting brick, it seems that Joanna Gaines proposes said-same on every episode of Fixer Uppers, without so much as a peep from the homeowners. HA. Methinks that they’ve edited all that out! 😉
I love everything about this farmhouse. We put board and batten siding on our enclosed porch. It was vinyl and very heavy duty. So you can have it, without worrying about painting it!
Alie B says
I love this! It’s a nice mixture of styles. I see modern, French country, transitional and even artisanal touches in these spaces. I totally love the leather (hassock? ottoman?) in the living room. What a lovely mixture of blue, red, cream and purple; for a warm and cozy effect. Gorgeous!
Alie B says
Forgot to mention, I really like the treatment they’ve done on the bedroom walls; sort of an aged look. I’ve seen this a few times recently. Think this is making a comeback, Julia?
It’s a beauty and I like everything about it, but for some reason I keep thinking it belongs in a coastal setting. Something about it reminds me of Key West or Savannah.
Lisa @ Four Under Six says
My dream house! Wow I love this. I’m drooling over all the fixed up farmhouses lately. Put this one on a couple acres instead of a city block and it would be perfect!
I could make myself real cozy in that study with all those bookshelves and those french doors.
Love everything about this gorgeous new modern farmhouse but the price! Austin real estate isn’t cheap especially downtown.
It does remind me of Chip & Joanna Gaines’ renovated farmhouse in Waco. They do some amazing transformations every week on “Fixer Upper” but I do wonder if all the furnishings and décor she uses to style every home is just for the show? I cant image this is included with the home unless the homeowners have the option of buying some of the pieces she brings in.
I am pretty sure it all goes with the renovation, all the furniture and decor, too.
Nita Lynn says
Just wanted to add that I am speaking as a 40+ year Austinite…
It’s cute, and I like the steel roof, but I’m not a fan of the undersized fireplace. Also, I like a defined front entry door and not sure where it is on the porch.
I last painted my house about 20 years ago and it’s just starting to show signs of needing new paint in the future.
Love it. I just wonder why they would be selling so soon after custom building it? I’d never want to leave, unless it was to the country. Admittedly, I know nothing about Austin real estate, but it seemed awfully high.
Speaking of painted brick, we lived in our last house for 26 years and I think we touched up the paint twice ourselves. It was built in the 1920’s and had always been painted white. It’s fairly popular down here in the south. I love painted brick, and unless it’s an antique or specialty brick, or either a very old house or maybe a Tudor, I’d always want to paint it.
Love. This one is going in my daydream file.
There is no detail of this house, other than some furnishings, I’d change. I could move right in today–which would be nice as I’m currently enduring my first Nebraska winter ;-).
This is beautiful! I love the fresh farmhouse feel and the only thing I would change is the “open” kitchen. I know that it’s the trend right now but I work full time and have 3 kids and I think it would bother me if the kitchen wasn’t spotless. I wouldn’t be able to sit and relax in the living room knowing there’s a sink full of dirty dishes.
Oh, I really like this one. I could really enjoy those front porch rockers with a cold lemonade in had. I love the metal roofing and that cozy den with all the floor-to-ceiling bookcases!
I have Board and Batten siding on my Florida home that was built in 1982. If you love the look, I’d suggest instead of wood (which I have) or vinyl, look into Hardee Board (a cement board). I believe it comes in B&B or clapboard. We now have a bit of rotted wood siding that needs replacement. There would be MUCH less maintenance with a Hardee product, than with wood, and looks the same.
georgetta busler says
great farmhouse, reminds me of uncles place in Ontario Canada. and thanks goodness, no useless, space wasting pedestal sink.
Diana Huffman says
I absolutely love the blue paint in the entryway. Could you share what color that is & the brand of paint?
Wish I knew — I like it, too!
Martha Tsihlas says
Beautiful house! I live in Austin and a white house is high maintenance due to our beautiful oak trees. About painting brick, check out Cote de Texas post about brick homes being painted in Houston. I live in a brick home that I would love to paint given the opportunity, although my HOA would not approve. For them ugly brick is better than painted brick, LOL! I love your BLOG!!
Esther George says
Hi Julia I would love a white picket fence but the husband does not like painting. I watched one of the Grand Design UK shows where the house was a cube shape, that’s not what got me it was pure white and the owner was adamant you did not have to repaint because the product they used self cleaned when it rained…know where to find such a product? This home is so pretty there was nothing that I didn’t like about it, just the thought on how to push the husband into painting it every now and then. Thank you for sharing beauty. Enjoy the weekend. Regards Esther from Sydney. PS I’ll join you on the porch with a cup or two of coffee/tea and I shall tell you how much I love Jack Lemon especially in The Great Race…the cake fight.. He is truly missed.
My husband and I have talked about building a house with this kind of exterior. We are talking about using structurally insulated panels instead of wood. I think if you could use Hardee Board strips, it should go a long time with just using a hose with a sprayer.