Contemporary Farmhouse – New Construction
This new home, designed by architect Matt Fajkus, combines materials that are both rustic and refined in order to walk a fine line between contemporary architecture and the farmhouse vernacular. As the interior designer, I worked with the client to select exterior and interior paint colors, plumbing fixtures, light fixtures, flooring, tile and virtually all interior surfaces. The result is an interior that is clean in design, allowing details to appear like artwork against the serene backdrop. Reclaimed wood, salvaged from a home originally built on the site was integrated into the design both in the powder room and as a feature wall in the lower level. It was also used for custom built sliding barn doors.
This new home was designed in a contemporary farmhouse style using a variety of materials from natural cedar to raw concrete. Wood siding is met with wrapped metal siding at intervals around the home.
One gets an idea of the “grown-up treehouse” effect that an abundance of windows creates. The Austin skyline is visible from this Clarksville neighborhood location.
Wide-plank oak flooring is incorporated throughout the main floor. A custom-designed iron staircase railing gives the effect of tree branches winding up three stories of open stairs.
The kitchen island features a farmhouse sink and decorative tiles in sage and copper tones.
The dining area chandelier by Varaluz was chosen for its mimicry of motifs found in nature as well as its warm metallic tones. Walls are Sherwin Williams Origami White.
A bespoke iron staircase railing inspired by tree branches is a stunning focal point for all three stories of the home.
Reclaimed wood salvaged from a home previously occupying this site was whitewashed and sanded then used as paneling in this diminutive powder room. A hammered copper vessel sink and wall sconces from Hubbardton Forge help carry through on the rustic vibe.
The monochromatic guest bathroom creates a soothing atmosphere. Shower tiles combine cream and taupe tones. Walls are painted in Sherwin Williams Anew Grey.
The boys’ Jack and Jill bathroom has a rustic feeling from the simple plumbing fixtures to the light fixtures. Indigo blue and warm grey are carried throughout the room.
The master bathroom features a walk-in shower. Cool aqua tones (Sherwin Williams, Rainwashed on walls) combine with white for a spa-like effect. Cascading glass mosaic tiles in the shower are reminiscent of a waterfall.
Vessel sinks maintain a farmhouse feeling while cabinet hardware and globe light fixtures from RH strike a contemporary note.
This aerial view highlights the interesting roofline and the incorporation of porches on every level of the three-story home creating many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.
The effect of this multitude of windows and porches is that of living in a treehouse surrounded by nature.
The four-by-eight custom front door is constructed of iron and seeded glass and sets the tone for the interior of the home.