Simple, clean lines were two starting points for the custom design of this modern farmhouse. Homeowners Ben and Kelley Manning had been dreaming up their new home for some time and had a clear vision for what it would look like. They planned to use materials that were genuine, things that would patina and build character over time with use. They wanted to incorporate traditional building techniques to add a rustic sense to the design, while using light colors and finishes to keep the home feeling bright and modern.
The appeal of a farmhouse style home has grown dramatically over recent years. We think it's because mixing vintage inspired materials and design with new home construction is a great way to add time-honored character. When the Lytle family came to us, they wanted a home that would feel airy and open with enough space for their two kids and two dogs, while also incorporating a timeless design reminiscent of traditional New England.