Designing and building a home is no small feat, especially when you do all of it yourself! From the drawing board to the nailing of the boards, Todd and Kristin Glandon designed and built this stunning modern farmhouse themselves! Along with their two children, Devin and Dane, they now call this amazing house their home. Building their home on acreage allowed them to site the house as to capitalize on the beautiful views in the best way possible. After marking out each corner of the house, they stood where each room would lay to get a sense of what the view would look like and made adjustments until they felt the views were the best they could be. Due to the covered front porch and back patio blocking the natural light coming into the home, they designed false dormers complete with second story windows to allow natural light to flood their interior space. According to Kristin, they designed the home to have a very simple floor plan without “any wasted spaces”. Throughout the design process, one question they continually asked themselves “is this Modern Farmhouse?” If they did not feel it fit into that category, it did not become a part of their home. Choosing painted vinyl windows allowed them to have black on the inside and outside while staying on budget! This is a great tip when shopping for new windows! Alternating between board and batten and lap siding on the white exterior adds so much visual interest, as does the staggered roof line and contrasting roof color. Keeping the wood railing and ceiling of the porch light and sleek adds to the modern flair of the farmhouse. The gooseneck barn lights add a just the slightest rustic touch to an otherwise modern exterior. Let’s jump right in and check out the beautiful interior!
Front Porch Rocking Chairs: Wayfair
House Numbers: Similar Here
Planter Boxes: Similar Here
Gooseneck Lights: SimilarHere
Exterior White Paint: Sherwin Williams Extra White
Exterior Black Paint: Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black
Going with a twelve lite front door rather than the two and four lite windows seen through out the rest of the home is a great way to add visual interest! The simplistic design of the spacious entry way sets the tone for the modern farmhouse aesthetic seen throughout the home.
Rug: Similar Here
Barn Art: Similar Here
Flooring:DuChateau in Youngscombe
When designing their home, the Glandon’s analyzed their lifestyle and how they planned to use the space. Because they love having friends over, their floorpan encompasses a voluminous layout made for entertaining! Along the back of the living area are three sets of french doors. Though the last set leads to the office rather than the porch, all three are exterior rated so that they would match. The warm wood used on the beams, mantel and floor add just the right amount of warmth to keep the space from being too modern. Incorporating board and batten on the fireplace and tongue and groove on the ceiling layers texture on the soft color palette used.
Wall Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray
Trim Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Extra White
Builtin Cabinets: Canyon Creek Cabinet Company Shaker Style
Windows: Black painted vinyl by Prime Windowswith a custom interior grid
Rug: Homegoods Similar here
Fireplace Surround: Statement Tile in Wide, color Fog
Sofa: Locally made to the exact dimensions of RH Maxwell
Console Table: Crate and Barrel
Accent Chairs: Target
Coffee Table: Overstock.com
Barn Lights: Destination Lighting
Beams: OW Traditions
Off of the living room, you find the office I referred to previously. I just love all the natural light in this room! Floor to ceiling built-ins designed with a plethora of shelving, cabinets and drawers provides plenty of space to keep everything perfectly organized. Adding a countertop to their built in unit was a very smart idea! It adds so much work space!
Round Black Table: Target
Bookshelf Lights:Destination Lighting
Quartz Countertop: Pental Quartz, Icelake
Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Dovetail
Office Chairs: Wayfair
Considering I designed my dining area this same exact way in my new construction home, I obviously love this layout! It is perfect for families and dinner parties! Choosing a long table allows space for chairs to easily be pulled up to add extra place settings for guests.
Table: Crate and Barrel
Chairs: Crate and Barrel
An abundance of light, white cabinetry and natural wood give this gorgeous kitchen a farmhouse foundation, while stainless appliances, metal stools, black countertops and industrial lighting layer in the sleek and stylish modern aesthetic.
Quartz Countertops: Pental Quartz in Coastal Gray
Runner Carpets: Target
Pot Filler: Wayfair
Subway Tile: Similarhere
In creating a serene, relaxing retreat to call their Master Bedroom, Todd and Kristin carefully thought through each detail to make this a beautiful yet functional space. They chose just the right soothing color palette and warmed up with just a touch of warmth from the wood. To add visual interest and character to their Master Bedroom. Todd designed and built the statement wall you see behind the bed. I love the gorgeous antique doors they hung barn door style leading into their bathroom.
Nightstand Lamps: Target
Bed: Crate and Barrel
Nightstands: Crate and Barrel
Rug: West Elm
Wall Color: Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray
Accent Wall Color: Dovetail by Sherwin Williams
Similar Style Rug:Wayfair
Accent Chair: Similarhere
I believe this Master Bathroom was the first room I fell in love with in Kristin’s home! I just love the simplistic beauty of it. Just the right touches of modern with the lighting, subway tile and black windows but having two oversized wood vanities balancing out the room brings it back to that modern farmhouse aesthetic seen throughout the home.
Tub Filler: Wayfair
Vanities: Modern Bathroom
Tile: Statements tile, Similarhere
Mirror: Similar here
What is a modern farmhouse without incorporating shiplap somewhere? I love the choice of adding it to the Powder Bath. A small room like this is the perfect choice for bold design decisions like the patterned tile and modern sink.
Pendant Light: 1800Lighting
Vanity Mirror: Similar here
What a spacious laundry and mudroom! One of my favorite ‘hacks’ that Kristin found was to use Ikea butcher block as her wood bench! How smart is that?
Faux Leather Storage Bins: Target
Wood Bench: Ikea
Backsplach Tile: Bedrosians Enchante Charm
For their bonus room, the Glandon’s decided to turn it into a fun game room. With a round table set up for board or card games and a fun ping pong table, this is a perfect spot to spend the afternoon as a family. I love the dressers she added that are just perfect to store games and activities.
Round Table: Target
Ping Pong Table: Wayfair Currently Out of Stock Another Nice onehere
Dressers: Urban Outfitters
Brass Round Mirrors: Similar Wayfair
Wall Sconces: Similar 1800Lighting
Cow Art: Similar here
With an outdoor fireplace and nice long picnic table, the back patio is a perfect spot to host a dinner party! As I mentioned on the front porch, the natural color of the tongue and groove ceiling lends itself to the more modern side of modern farmhouse and is the perfect touch for this space!
Picnic Table: Cost Plus- out of season right now so not online
Barn Lights: Destination Lighting
Dining Chairs: CB2
Lanterns: Similar here
Going back to the original question Todd and Kristin asked themselves throughout the entire design, build and decor process, “is this Modern Farmhouse?”, I think they nailed it! Every single aspect of the home is a perfect balance of modern and farmhouse aesthetic. They also did a fabulous job of designing their home around the entertaining that they like to do. With a wide open interior floor plan plus the perfect outdoor entertaining space, this home was made for get-togethers! What do you love about the house? What design features would you want to incorporate into your build and what benefit would you hope to gain from them? I would love to hear your thoughts and I hope you enjoyed learning more about this farmhouse! Todd and Kristin, you all did a fabulous job and I am so grateful for you letting me share your beautiful home!