Scottish Farmhouse

This beautiful home was built for a couple relocating from Texas and sits atop a hill nestled in the majestic farmland of Bourbon County. Coincidentally, this is the sister house to one of our builds from 2017, the Farmhouse Modern Craftsman project. We were more than half way through construction on the Modern Craftsman when our customer brought us their plans. Unbeknownst to them, we were already building it! Needless to say, they were thrilled to be able to walk through the identical twin of their very own dream home! After a few tweaks and adjustments, the architects were able to design the home perfectly suited to our couple’s needs while adding special touches that made it perfect just for them.

This home is full of unique features and designs that truly make it a one of a kind. The exterior is clad with a combination of James Hardie Shakes and Lap Siding. The decorative brackets dress up the soffit detail, a stunning barrel ceiling welcomes you as you come through the front entrance and beautiful copper accents throughout provide a pop of color against the grey tones. We laid all of the pave work surrounding the home on porches and sidewalk in a Flemish bond pattern to give a timeless touch to the exterior flatwork. The house is surrounded by large front and back porches which make for a perfect view for the gorgeous surrounding farmland.

The same attention to detail is carried throughout the interior. In the great room, multiple sets of mahogany and glass French doors allow sunlight and views to fill the room. Moldings were hand-selected and custom designed to suit the space. Notice the elaborate stair, the casings, the sophisticated columns and the distinctive mantel. We were able to salvage stones from the ruins of an old structure on the property and meticulously restore them for use on two fire places. Wood beams were also reclaimed from the property for use on the ceiling; the rough texture of the beams contrasts nicely with the more formal coffered ceiling in the kitchen. The kitchen is a chef’s dream with an oversized Sub-Zero refrigerator and Wolf appliances. The bead board and turned legs on the island add Scottish country charm, but the powder room is where the Highland culture is truly visible. With toile wallpaper, plaid window treatments and tin ceiling tiles this space transports you to another time and place. The homeowner’s family tartan can be found on the wool carpet on the second floor and their passion for all things Scottish is displayed in the finishes selected in all three bedrooms.