SUBURBS – DULCIMER MODERN FARMHOUSE
Some building sites are located in a relaxed suburban setting that isn’t quite rustic, but not quite McMansion territory either. In this setting, a modern farmhouse style can nestle in perfectly. Modern farmhouse architecture is denoted by a blend of contemporary and quintessential Texas homestead elements, including a black roof and black divided-light windows, to give a modern twist to these otherwise traditional aspects. The exterior is almost always board-and-batten siding (often painted white like you would see on a Texas farmhouse). Small window awnings that were used in farmhouses to protect doors and windows, are now extended to 3-foot overhangs with exceptionally long, angled braces to support them.
To create the Dulcimer Modern Farmhouse, the vertical shape of the structure was modified to be more angular and have more diverse vertical movement, boosting the contemporary feel. Then to keep it from feeling industrial, the classic modern farmhouse elements were applied.
This plan also stacks the second and third bedrooms to one side, rather than connecting them by the bridge, and the laundry/mudroom is situated perpendicular to the great room area, rather than vertically (as seen in the Decoy II), which allows the exterior to have that ranch/farmhouse flair. But the core of the home, with its central gallery, remains the same.
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