A Modern Farmhouse In Colorado Split Into Three Sections

Inspired by traditional farmhouse living, the talented team at Surround Architecture came up with a really beautiful design for a modern farmhouse in Boulder, Colorado. They designed this as a permanent home for a family of five but wanted it to feel like a retreat, to be intimate, inviting and comfortable in every way. 

The site sits on a piece of land at the bottom of a hill which gives it a very sheltered and intimate feelView in gallery
The site sits on a piece of land at the bottom of a hill which gives it a very sheltered and intimate feel

They also focused a lot on creating a strong bond between the interior of the house and the surrounding outdoor areas, wanting to encourage the owners to spend more time outside and to enjoy the lovely views and the site in its entirety. The interior was done by studio CKY Design. The house has U-shaped and it’s actually a collection of structures. One wing houses all the bedrooms, another serves as a guest area and the space at the center is where all the public living areas are situated together with the kitchen, the dining room and the entryway. 

Three sections of the house are arranged in a U shape around a beautiful courtyardView in gallery
Three sections of the house are arranged in a U shape around a beautiful courtyard
The family room, dining area and the kitchen are all situated in the middle and share a spacious open plan with a high ceilingView in gallery
The family room, dining area and the kitchen are all situated in the middle and share a spacious open plan with a high ceiling
In the living room there's a fireplace with a built-in firewood storage niche on the sideView in gallery
In the living room there’s a fireplace with a built-in firewood storage niche on the side

All the major areas of the house have easy access to the courtyard and which makes it very convenient and enjoyable to switch between spending time indoors or outside. There’s a large fire pit with seating around it, a barbecue area, a swimming pool, a lounge deck and a beautiful garden with stones and vegetation. 

The kitchen island and dining table are parallel to one another and complement each other seamlesslyView in gallery
The kitchen island and dining table are parallel to one another and complement each other seamlessly
The kitchen island has an extended black granite top that allows it to double as a stylish barView in gallery
The kitchen island has an extended black granite top that allows it to double as a stylish bar

Inside, the atmosphere is a warm and very welcoming one. The overall style is a simple and clean one which creates a modern vibe throughout the house. The kitchen has a big island with a black granite countertop, in the bathroom there’s an oval soaking tub and each area has its own stylish features that elevate it and give it a sophisticated but still very pleasant and inviting feel. 

A black beam runs across this volume and marks the division between the living room and the rest of the areasView in gallery
A black beam runs across this volume and marks the division between the living room and the rest of the areas
The color palette through the house is reduced to the classic black and white with subtle variationsView in gallery
The color palette through the house is reduced to the classic black and white with subtle variations
The bedrooms are separated into one of the wings, away from the social areasView in gallery
The bedrooms are separated into one of the wings, away from the social areas
Sliding doors offer easy access into the garden and the courtyard from every section of the houseView in gallery
Sliding doors offer easy access into the garden and the courtyard from every section of the house
The master suite has a large and stylish bathroom with large windows and a sliding barn doorView in gallery
The master suite has a large and stylish bathroom with large windows and a sliding barn door
A double sink vanity with a beautiful light gray top adds a bit of farmhouse charm to the bathroomView in gallery
A double sink vanity with a beautiful light gray top adds a bit of farmhouse charm to the bathroom
An oval soaking tub is placed at the far end of the bathroom, where it's framed by both windowsView in gallery
An oval soaking tub is placed at the far end of the bathroom, where it’s framed by both windows
The entryway has a very farmhouse-inspired vibe as well, with plenty of storage and a lived-in lookView in gallery
The entryway has a very farmhouse-inspired vibe as well, with plenty of storage and a lived-in look
The outdoors are large and nicely spread across the siteView in gallery
The outdoors are large and nicely spread across the site