Westfield NJ New Construction: The Modern Farmhouse
When it comes to new construction homes, modern farmhouse is one style people can’t seem to get enough of lately.
Maybe it’s because the style evokes feelings we’re all craving these days – comfort, safety and simplicity. Or maybe it’s because there’s no one right way to do it, so the trend can be completely tailored to suit your family’s needs.
This month, we’re very excited to highlight this custom build that was recently completed near Tamaques Park. It’s airy and spacious with five bedrooms and five and a half baths, all on a gorgeous lot that backs up to the woods for total privacy.
On this house, we used Hardi Board and Batten Strips in the front with Hardi Smooth Siding for the sides and rear, all in Evening Blue.
Hardi Board is a very low-maintenance and long-lasting material. Lots of windows cased in black Azek trim look sharp and let the natural light pour in. A welcoming front porch and simple landscaping finish off the exterior.
The heart of this home is definitely the modern eat-in kitchen.
It features an enormous center island, stone countertops, an under-mount stainless steel sink, Thermador stainless steel appliances and a large pantry for plenty of storage.
The Thermador appliances include a 30″ built-in refrigerator column, an 18″ built-in freezer column, a 36″ cooktop, a 42″ hood with a remote blower for convenience, and a dishwasher, oven and convection microwave. This kitchen is ideal for prepping and cooking big family dinners.
The geometric tile backsplash incorporates subtle texture for visual interest.
Two-tone cabinetry grounds the space while making it feel more open to the dining and living spaces around it. They also bring a unique feel that is sometimes missing in new construction projects.
The oversized kitchen island with an extra sink is a perfect prep space and also serves as a casual spot for family meals – an alternative to the more formal dining table.
Hardwood is gorgeous but requires a lot of maintenance.
Between kids and dogs and everyday wear and tear, it can get warped, dirty, chipped and scratched.
A beautiful and maintenance-free alternative is porcelain wood tile, which we’ve installed throughout the entire first floor. The lighter color also helps keep the space open and airy.
In the family room, we used long gray tiles in a herringbone pattern to create a stunning accent wall.
Tiling the entire wall defines the space while creating a dramatic, high-end look. Tile may not be affordable for every budget, but you could certainly achieve a similar look using paint.
Which modern farmhouse touches would you like to see on your project?
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