The Modern Farmhouse new construction project in historic McKinney was a pinnacle project of 2017. The nuts and bolts of this home have been circulating in my head for over 10 years. Inspired by a home I fervently followed being built in Oak Cliff, rough design ideas were transformed into buildable plans by the perfect serendipitous storm of client, available lot and time.
Of course, those were humble beginnings. The homeowners have a serious background in design, and knew the exact features that would turn this house into THEIR home.
Reclaimed shiplap, an antique staircase, and patterned concrete tiles are just a few of the details that contribute to the home's wow factor, which is not pushy or showy. Luxury touches, grounded in comfort create spaces that are calm and livable. Isn't that everything a home should be?
Living room view with door leading into the library/office.
A combination of stone, reclaimed wood and poured concrete on the fireplace surround.
Reclaimed shiplap ceiling paired with Crate & Barrel Sconces for a true Modern Farmhouse look.
Patterned concrete tile and a modern soaking tub in the master bath.
A reclaimed staircase from the late 1800's.
The upstairs office.
The upstairs media room features a screened in balcony porch.
Outdoor living spaces still in progress.
There are some houses that are iconic. This is one of those homes in McKinney's historic district. It's one of the last homes before the commercial buildings begin on the downtown square, and anyone who drives into McKinney's downtown, goes right past it. Sometimes, when you see something often, you might take it for granted, but never did that happen with this home. It has always had the ability to catch my eye and turn my head...every drive into town.
We were initially commissioned to rework the upstairs into a more functional master suite, and update the back pergola into a luxury outdoor living space. Well, it snowballed from there, as historic homeowners know is usually the way of remodeling! We now have our amazing crew working in almost every corner of the home, uncovering what was original to the home, and planning to make it shine once more.