Sprawling Georgia Home is a Grand Example of Modern Farmhouse Chic
A combination of traditional farm style and casual luxury make this home in Fulton County Georgia of the grandest examples of modern farmhouse style around. Located in Milton, which is a rural suburb of Atlanta, the two-story house encompasses an impressive 6,608 square feet. What’s more, the property is 2.4 acres, which means there’s plenty of privacy and room for a spectacular pool area too.
Built by Steve Powell Homes, the large house has five bedrooms and seven and one-half bathrooms. The front features that all-important element: the front porch. Rustic timber posts complement the white exterior that is punctuated by the architectural window framing. The porch itself is generously sized, with plenty of room for a daybed porch swing along with comfortable rocking chairs and a convenient pedestal table. The covered space is perfect for sunny days as well as rainy summer afternoons.
The main living space artfully combines rustic farmhouse elements with selected high-end features from other design genres to create a very sophisticated yet casual home. Hardwood floors are found throughout the home and exposed wood beams highlight the ceiling of all the rooms, which largely have a white and neutral color palette. All the eclectic pieces are easy care and family friendly. The farmhouse designs pair seamlessly with those that have a European flair, like the chars and architectural pieces on the table.
The all-white kitchen is a must with modern farmhouse design and this one has just enough wood to keep it warm and avoid the sometimes sterile look that comes with an all-white palette. Even the custom ventilation hood and features weathered wood to give the areas more personality. In general, however, the kitchen is clean and uncluttered, with an almost minimalist vibe in some ways. The oversized island is particularly nice because it’s very versatile and convenient for dining as well as all kinds of food prep projects. The unexpected window seats are a nice addition to the space because everyone loves spending time in the kitchen.
This oversized laundry room is a dream space for a busy family. The wood floor here has been replaced by tile for better functionality. Laundry work will go much faster with the double sets of washers and dryers. There’s also more than enough space for sorting and folding laundry thanks to the counters and center island. Ample storage means all the unsightly containers of laundry supplies are all stashed in the cupboards, leaving the rest of the space clear and uncluttered.
The master bedroom departs from the all-white theme with pale, ice-blue walls instead. The room is also distinguished by the partial wall behind the bed and the unique way it blends with the ceiling at the edge. Comfortable furnishings and old-fashioned bedding make the room airy, cozy and relaxing.
The ice blue walls extend into the master bath which features a lovely stand-alone tub in an alcove. The vanity has two rectangular under-mounted sinks and plenty of counter space for accessories and necessities. The entire bathroom has a fresh and airy vibe, much like the bedroom. This space too has definitive farmhouse features like the small square window.
With 7.7 bathrooms, all will have different looks, but this one is a good example of style and functionality. A pebbled floor in the shower is a little different and the whimsical butterfly wallpaper is a cute choice for a kids or guest bathroom. A section of wall paneling avoids any possibility that water from people coming out of the shower will affect wallpaper.
The expansive dining room is one of the highlights of this home because of its view of the pool area, but mostly because the doors lift and slide open to erase the boundaries between indoors and out. It’s a grand way to get the feeling of eating outside but without having to schlep all the dishes and food to an outdoor location. The room’s decor is grand because it can host a formal dinner yet it’s casual enough for any family meal. The mix of traditional chairs and a long bench add the farmhouse vibe.
A pool, patio and hot tub make up the very private and luxurious outdoor space that is alongside the home. Comfortable and chic lounge chairs flank the pool and at the far end, there is a fire pit for chilly summer evenings and for the seasons when swimming is not ideal. This space is a private oasis for enjoying family time or hosting marvelous get-togethers with friends.