Feature Friday: Modern Farmhouse in North Atlanta

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Happy Friday, friends!

I’ve shared this beautiful house before, but I’m back today with an update on Barbara’s garden, so stay tuned for a treat below, new pics at the end. This Feature Friday has been my most viewed Feature Friday in the history of EVER, so you won’t want to miss it!  There are a ton of comments on this post from the first time I posted it, so if you want to know more details, Barbara has answered ALL the questions in the comments and she added a drawn floor plan that was modified from the original plan.  Barbara is not a blogger, but she is now on Instagram, so find here here at A Full Circle Farmhouse!

Today’s Feature Friday is one I’m really excited about!  It’s a feature of a newly built farmhouse out in the country in North Atlanta, which belongs to a long time friend mine, Barbara, who I went to high school with.  She and I were friends during high school, but haven’t really kept in touch that much, but she and I have a mutual friend in my very close friend, Vicki, and so have stayed in touch somewhat with Facebook over the last few years.  She’s also an avid reader of blogs and loves decorating and showed up at the very first Haven Conference, where I saw her for the first time in years.  It’s been fun to see her here and there and see what she’s up to.  She and her husband, Danny got married right out of high school and they have 4 children and 5 grandchildren.

I heard from Vicki that Barbara and her hubby had just built this new gorgeous farmhouse out in the country and after seeing a few pics on her Facebook page, I asked her if I could come and photograph her house for the blog and she said yes!  I was so excited to get to see it in person and hear all about it.  We sat down and caught up for a bit before I started taking pics and Barbara told me about all the houses that they have lived in over the years in the Marietta area.  They went from 8,000 s.f. down to 5,000 s.f. and finally to this house, which is 2,800 s.f., really a great size for a house. She also told me that her heart’s desire since she was a little girl staying in her grandmother’s old farmhouse was to  have a farmhouse of her own, so farmhouse has been on her mind for many years.  She was way ahead of the trend of farmhouses that are all the rage now and so this house was the one that she got to build as she desired, getting to choose all those little details that had been important to her over the years.  As you probably are all aware if you read blogs and watch Fixer Upper on TV, farmhouse is a HUGE trend in homes and design style these days with shiplap being a huge part of that trend. You’ll see shiplap in Barbara’s house too, as well as rustic and reclaimed woods. Barbara has made this one very special. She does live in the country on 5 acres and this house is their forever home to be enjoyed and lived in and one that their family will enjoy for years to come.

atlanta farmhouse

When I drove up and saw the house in person, it took my breath away. Gorgeous to the max, this says farmhouse and Southern Living all rolled into one.

I’m listing all the paint colors at the bottom! 

modern farmhouse

I personally love Cape Cods and this one is perfection.Notice the plain gray metal roof, just what Barbara ordered. She said she had to have several stern conversations with her contractor as he asked her on several things, are you sure you want this?

modern farmhouse cape cods

The triple garage is so nice and notice those sconces outside the garage doors.

modern farmhouse picket fence

Notice too this little white picket fence which will turn into a beautiful cottage garden one day.  They just moved in last November so I think you’ll agree that Barbara has done a beautiful job when you see the interior.  The garden will come later this spring.  I love those sliding barn doors and the board and batten detail.  She wanted those doors to slide open in case they want to entertain in the garage at some point and have an outdoor party, where people can spread out on the front lawn.

modern farmhouse dormers

Three perfect dormers on the top of the house add that cottage charm perfectly placed.

farmhouse double glass doors

I love her choice of double glass wooden doors, not to mention the brick steps and porch.  Sigh, it is really perfect in my eyes!  While talking to Barbara, I can tell she has a really good eye for detail and what she likes and she’s the driving force behind this house design and how everything came together, as she chose all the finishes on the house and directed the contractor on everything she wanted.

modern farmhouse barn doors

A look at the sliding barn doors and cottage garden to be.

farmhouse brick porch

The spacious front porch hold some beautiful pieces, like this rustic table and chairs.

farmhouse cotton wreath

A cotton wreath looks great on the front door and the light fixture is so simple and elegant.

farmhouse porch swing

The other end of the porch holds 2 rocking chairs and a swing, a staple on any Southern porch.

farmhouse foyer

Now let’s step inside the foyer where you’ll see the family room straight ahead and the living room to the left.

farmhouse entry buffet

A pretty white buffet anchors the entry way beautifully.

farmhouse board and batton trim

Barbara’s hubby, Danny, is very talented with wood working and trim and did a lot of the interior projects himself, like this board and batten trim.  He built several things inside too.

farmhouse living room

The living room on the front of the house is so pretty and charming.  See those 2 glass front cabinets over there?  They came from Scott Antiques, one of my favorite shopping spots here in Atlanta too.  I have seen these cabinets several times and have seen this vendor when I go there.  She said since she bought 2 of these cabinets, she got them for $800 each, which I think is a great deal. He makes these out of reclaimed wood to look old.  They are gorgeous!

farmhouse casual decor

Simple touches and a casual feel make this room feel so cozy and comfortable.

farmhouse art decor

I love that framed artwork and I’m sure there is a story behind those.

farmhouse chandelier

farmhouse office

A desk and banker’s chair anchor the other side of the room.

farmhouse fireplace

Moving into the family room, this beautiful brick fireplace is a great focal point. And there’s plenty of shiplap!

farmhouse shiplap

She found these pretty pine antique pieces at Scott Antiques too and made sure they fit her niche space.

farmhouse shelves

I love the simple shelves over the top with black iron brackets and accessories on top.  I squealed when I saw she still has this Target bunny weather vane from about 10 years ago.  I still have mine too!

farmhouse cabinet

The other side holds another antique pine cabinet and the same shelves above.  Just gorgeous and simple! Her hubby also built the mantel I think she told me.

farmhouse cozy room

Simple white slipcovered sofas and brown leather chairs make the room beautiful and cozy.

farmhouse kitchen

The floor plan is open and the dining area and kitchen are right off the greatroom.  I love the flow of her house. Notice those pretty green lights.
farmhouse appliances

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The floors are all wide stained yellow pine that she found a good source for. Notice all the shiplap. Her hubby installed all of that as well as built the island in the kitchen.

reclaimed wood hood cover

He also built the hood over the stove out of reclaimed wood.  I love the Shaker cabinets, simple subway tile and that little tile feature over the stove.

farmhouse kitchen island

This is one gorgeous kitchen!

farmhouse charming stove

With simplicity and charm, it’s perfect.

farmhouse plant decor

Potted pansies on the island add some color.

farmhouse mudroom

Just off the kitchen and by the back door is the mudroom which leads in to this magnificent pantry.

farmhouse pantry

She used an old screen door for the entry to the pantry. Isn’t this the cutest and notice the old latch at the top.

farmhouse inside pantry

Beautiful pendant lights and plenty of shelves make this such a great pantry space. So this pantry makes me a wee bit envious!

farmhouse dining room

She opted for no formal dining room, but the large table sits behind the sofa and off the kitchen.  Table is from Restoration Hardware outlet and chairs from World Market.

farmhouse pine chandelier

That beautiful pine cabinet came from Woodstock Antiques market, such a pretty piece in here.  I’m really loving pine furniture all over again even though I don’t have any. That light fixture she picked up at the Atlanta market downtown and got it for a great price of $75.  She later saw it in a high end decor shop for $800 and had to brag on it to her hubby who just didn’t get the appeal of this fixture.

dining room decor

Simple art and a big lantern look great together.

dining room table

Dining table look back towards the kitchen.

farmhouse open concept

And over to the family room.

farmhouse bathroom

The powder room is just off the living room and dining room and has simple appeal too. This vanity is from the same guy at Scotts.

farmhouse powder room

An old ladder and a few touches in the powder room.

master bedroom suite

To the right of the foyer is the master bedroom suite.

master bedroom

It’s beautiful and light and airy.  Those doors open to the big porch which we will see in a minute.  I love all the light coming in the house, that’s a perfect house to me when light pours in from all angles.

master bedroom linens

A white bed and beautiful linens make this a gorgeous master space.

master bedroom decor

Simple side table and a pretty graphic rug anchors the floor.

master bath

Looking towards the master bath.

double vanity master bath

A double vanity came from the same Scott vendor.  I took pics of this vanity last time I was at Scotts and shared it on my blog.  I was happy to see it at Barbara’s house!  Notice the sliding barn door her hubby made.

laundry room

Ever practical, Barbara opted to have her washer dryer installed right in the master bath suite. Overhead cabinets help with storage and she can do laundry very easily.

master bath shower

It’s right next to the large tiled shower with simple subway tile and a retro floor tile.

master bath vanity

Such a pretty vanity.

master bath salon door

Another build by her hubby, this saloon door goes right into the spacious master closet. Now this is a closet to be envious of.  Lots of light and plenty of room.

master closet

She said her hubby has more clothes than she does so he gets more of the closet.  A large ottoman is in the middle.  Her section, with a window and simple cafe curtains.

master closet decor

And his on the opposite side.

master closet arrangement

So spacious and organized.

closet organization

Such a nice closet!

farmhouse covered porch

OK, let’s go out to the big covered porch.  Love this space!  Porches are my favorite.

covered porch wicker chairs

I think that must be a TV there on the console table.  All weather wicker rounds out the seating area.

farmhouse porch furniture

Looking towards the other end with a large eating table.

porch table

So pretty and open and spacious. Three of those fancy fans are on the ceiling to help keep it cool out here during our hot Georgia summers.

farmhouse newel post

Back inside, let’s go upstairs.  Notice the newel posts, my favorite design too.

farmhouse jack and jill bedrooms

Up the stairs to the Jack and Jill bedrooms which are for the grandchildren to enjoy.

upstairs nook

At the top of the stairs is a little nook for seating.

girls room

A  little girls room is set up on one side with a bathroom in between 2 bedrooms.

girls room dormers

The dormers are so cute.  Perfect for little girls to play!  Notice the white painted plank floors.  I’m not sure if these are the same pine floors painted or not, but I suspect they probably are.

girls room decor

She got this pink check bedding at Ikea and I loved it.

guest bathroom

She didn’t want any fancy vanities in the kids bathroom, so her hubby built these cute little vanities.  A marble look tile floor is easy care.

bath marble floor

Tub and toilet room.

farmhouse kids play room

Next door is the kid’s playroom, perfect for the grandkids to spread out and play.

play room storage

A daybed with storage provides extra sleeping.

farmhouse playroom

Such a cute space.

decor storage room

And here’s something we would all drool over.  Barbara has her very own storage room for all her extra decor with shelving to keep it all neat and orderly.  I would love to have a room like this. She said it was extra attic space that she converted to a storage room.

organized storage room

With the same white painted plank floors and a colorful rug, what a great space.

farmhouse sewing and craft room

The last bedroom space is a sewing, craft room with a baby bed for the baby in the family.  Ikea Billy bookcases and storage pieces from Ikea make this room really nice and organized too.

craft room storage

She has a sewing machine set up and an old pine cabinet holds paint supplies.

craft room gift wrap station

A Martha Stewart gift wrap station rounds out the room with more organization.  Isn’t this is a cute room?

I was absolutely blown away by Barbara’s newly built farmhouse. I think she thought out so many details, making this house so livable and using every single bit of space they have.  It has charm and casual elegance that makes it so appealing and a home they will enjoy for years and years to come.  I hope you all enjoyed this tour as much as I did.  If you have questions for Barbara, leave them here and I’m sure she will be happy to answer any of them.  What a modern farmhouse this is which oozes charm and classic appeal!

Now, for the updates to the garden!  If you’re really alert, you’ll notice that Barbara painted her front door a pretty aqua blue. And she’s planted a white picket fence cottage perennial garden in the front walkway area by the barn doors on the garage, such a wonderful complement to the house. These are iphone pics that Barb sent me so I had to make them a little smaller so that they had detail. Enjoy! 

 

Paint Colors:

All paint Sherwin Williams

Outside and all white inside:  Pure White

Office/stairwell/upstairs hall/pantry/mudroom/powder room:  Conservative Gray mixed 50%

Storage/Master Bedroom/Bath/Closet:  Filmy Green

Jack & Jill bedroom/bath:  Sea Salt

Craft Room:  Rainwashed mixed 50%

Edited to add these comments from Barbara, the homeowner, copied and pasted from the comments, but hopefully will answer most of your questions:

Floor Plan:

I would love to share the plan with you! It’s called Seven Pines, designed by Mitchel Ginn for Southern Living. We actually traveled to Newnan, GA where Mr. Ginn works to meet him and discuss the changes we wanted to make. He was so gracious and told us what would and wouldn’t work.

Local Builders:

We used local builders called Vine Creek Residential. They build mostly in Paulding County, Georgia. Most of their time is spent on production building, so the more custom aspects of our house left them a bit speechless. To their credit, they went along with my requests and ended up being a fan of the results. One thing I do remember though, is them repeatedly saying… “You’re sure you want just a white house and white trim? And no shutters?”. Then they would look at each other (they’re brothers), raise their eyebrows and shrug their shoulders. Bless their hearts!

Brick:

Our brick is called Old Georgian Tudor. The trick is to use white mortar which, I think, makes it look a little more like old brick. Not buff, or beige mortar. White – called Icy White, I believe. We used the same brick/mortar outside, too. All of it was installed by one of our builder’s sub contractors, so I don’t know their name. But I’m sure any brick installer could replicate our fireplace. It’s a pretty simple design. Good luck!

Flooring:

We purchased all our flooring from Mr. Edward Sisk, the nicest man you will ever meet. His wood shop is in sweet Shady Dale, GA, but folks from far and wide buy his flooring. Mr. Sisk’s flooring is VERY reasonably priced and I can’t recommend his work highly enough. Our floors on the main level are 3/4″ thick solid Southern yellow pine in a 10″ width. Mr Sisk hand finished every single board with a penetrating stain called Duraseal. Duraseal is a mix of stain and finish, so once the boards were installed (face nailed) we had completed flooring! In the upstairs bedrooms we went with the same wood, only 8″ wide and unstained. They were installed using the blind nailing method. Then we primed and painted them with SW Conservative Gray mixed at 25%. I’ve wanted this flooring for years and am thrilled with Mr Sisk’s product. His company is Colonial Pine Floors. His address is 1338 Ross Road, Shady Dale, GA 31085. Phone # is 706-468-0387. Email is info@colonialpinefloors.com. Check him out – I’ll guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Good luck!!

Edit:  Barbara’s beautiful home has garnered so much attention and she has sent out countless copies of her altered floor plan drawing, so I’m uploading it here so you all can print it out for yourself.  Thanks for all the great comments on her gorgeous farmhouse.  It truly is amazing! 

Please read the whole post and all the comments before you add another comment asking for the floor plans. This drawing is all that Barbara has to share and she does NOT have any drawings for the top floor. Thank you! She has shared the original floor plan from Southern Living as well as the designer and her custom builders. See above! 

farmhouse floor plans

 

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  1. Carley Sark says:

    hello! looking for the dimensions of the home! I absolutely love this home and has inspired me to put my own twist on this floor plan! thank you so much for sharing!

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