Farmhouse charm with a modern touch
Take a look at this 1889 brick farmhouse remodel. The owners wanted to preserve the integrity of the home, which had been in the family for years, while adding modern amenities and more space.
Working together to map out a plan
When Allan Custom Homes’ owner, Paul Brundell, started this project it was imperative to work in tandem with the client to decide what to keep and what to rebuild. For example, in the living room-turned-master bedroom, the fireplace was saved because the client and his brothers had reclaimed the brick themselves when their father added the room years ago.
Adding a modern take to a charming space
The end result? A combination of maintaining the home’s historic charm while adding conveniences like geothermal heating and cooling, radiant heat in the master bath, and extensive built-ins for a modern lifestyle were added to the home. In addition, a new 1,355 square-foot west wing that includes a gourmet kitchen with 14-foot ceilings. The new kitchen features an island, a breakfast nook and a pantry. The original kitchen was gutted and transformed into a black, walnut-lined study. An east wing addition was added as well, it includes five garages separated by a drive through portico; connecting one garage to the house is a mudroom with storage lockers and window seat.