My favorite kinds of houses at the moment could probably be described as “Modern Farmhouse,” with white board and batten siding, tall windows, and big front porches.
I had pinned this photo to my “Houses I’m Hooked on” board a long time ago, and a reader told me it’s now on the market in Concord, North Carolina. I couldn’t wait to get a look inside!
A Modern Farmhouse in North Carolina
I wasn’t surprised to learn the house was designed by Eric Moser of Moser Design Group because he’s responsible for another one of my favorites: the popular Sugarberry Cottage house plan. You may remember the post I wrote about 5 of them that were built around the country:
This one was built in North Carolina by John Marshall Custom Homes.
I found photos of the house on the builder’s website that showed what it looked like soon after it was built in 2011. I think it’s interesting to see how the homeowners made subtle changes to make the interiors look a little more traditional than they were before, so I’ll include some of those photos to show you along the way.
The Living Room in 2011:
The Living Room Today:
The Dining Room Before:
Dining Room Today:
The Master Bedroom Before:
The Master Bedroom Today:
The house has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths.
The Kitchen in 2011:
The Kitchen Today:
The small changes they made to the kitchen give it a more traditional look. I like it!
We built a screened porch onto our last house and loved it. I spent every minute I could out there during warmer weather. They get messier than you’d expect, though. You have to be careful to use fabrics that won’t mildew, or else you’ll be replacing your pillows and cushions every year (at least I had to!).
Detached 3 car garage with an art studio and carriage house:
Heated Saltwater Pool:
It sits on 5 acres on Lake Howell:
The listing says:
Entering the property of 3400 Rankin is like the first few pages of your favorite fantastical storybook as a child. Its hard to believe that just a short ride outside of the bustling city of Charlotte, lies this serene and peaceful retreat.
Designed by John Marshall Custom Homes in 2011, this modern farmhouse sits perched atop the five-acre plot over which it rules. Given that this home is Energy Star Certified, it clearly shows a love and a respect for both the 10 acres of wooded and city-owned conservancy, and Lake Howell to the rear of the parcel.
This home emulates its surroundings. This galvanized roof comes complete with a 35 year warranty. One of the many perks of this property is having everything that you might ever need or want at your disposal. An Isokern® fireplace in the main living room keeps the owners warm, while enjoying the stunning views through the copious amount of windows.
In addition to the 4500+ square-feet of living space, this home has main-house water filtration, a steam humidifier, tankless water heater, main-house humidifier, a sealed crawl space, AND Icynene® foam insulation throughout.
“The main residence contains family living spaces, a beautiful new kitchen, three bedrooms, and a bonus room, with the fourth bed being in the suite over the garage. The garage contains spaces for two vehicles, an artist’s studio (that could easily be converted back into a space for a third car), the fourth bedroom, and its own full bathroom.
“Suite also contains an open kitchen. Vaulted ceilings make this an excellent space for entertaining, or an airy environment for guests, to maintain the privacy this property’s lifestyle ensures. Hardwood floors throughout carry through the main house, and into the separate suite above the garage.”
Want it? It’s on the market for $1 million. (Update: It eventually sold for $941,000.) For more photos and information visit John Marshall Custom Homes and the listing. Thanks to Farrah for telling me about it! 🙂