SUB­URBS – DUL­CIMER MOD­ERN FARM­HOUSE

Timber Home Living - - Drawing Board -

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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