We look at houses all day long. And it’s not often that a new build delights us the way this modern farmhouse by Patten Custom Homes does. It is detail-oriented, with endless built-ins, fixtures, and flow designed specifically for family living. For partner Natalie Patten, 9215 Royalpine Dr. was a labor of love.
“I designed this home with a family in mind,” Patten said. “I put a lot of effort and love into making this home set up the way I’d want to live.”
We think that effort shows. Come, have a look!
White walls and four-inch white oak flooring give the open living spaces a cool, airy feel. Huge windows look out onto the deck, but we’ll talk about that gem in a minute.
Do we spy shiplap on that fireplace? Of course we do. We’re living in a post-Joanna Gaines world, people. There is no modern farmhouse without the shiplap!
“I really took a lot of inspiration from [the Gaines],” Patten confessed. “Shiplap in the kitchen and board-and-batten in the front dining room.”
The white Shaker-style cabinetry in the kitchen make it timeless. The gorgeous blue-gray island makes it very now. It’s a wonderful contrast. The island is capped off with a sturdy, quartz counter top. In fact, all of the material choices in this custom home are as durable as they are stunning.
“I like using all durable materials,” said Patten. “They’re so beautiful but at the same time, practical.”
In the kitchen, you’ll find everything you expect to see in a custom build of this caliber: double ovens, a professional range, and sleek, of-the-moment brass fixtures on the undermount, apron-front sink. And yes, that’s shiplap on the range hood. Small windows, almost like rectangular portholes, add further interest and modern appeal.
Barn doors and Built-ins
No modern farmhouse would be complete without barn doors, and these beauties separate the enormous bonus room from the landing at the top of the dramatic stair. We’re crazy about these welded metal hand railings, by the way.
Another feature we love includes the built-in desks on either side of the landing. They’re perfect for a family with older kids. They make for perfect homework stations. A tucked-away nook with built-ins and reading sconces are another nice touch.
“I love a little reading nook,” said Patten, who says she designed the space imagining school-aged kids there.
Another barn door leads from the master bedroom to the master bath, which, frankly, is redefining some of our own bathroom goals. The sleek, gray cabinetry seems to float above the gorgeous gray-and-white marble-look floors (they’re actually porcelain tile), an illusion made perfect by the undermount lighting.
“It really gives a hotel feel at home,” said Patten.
One really exciting touch is the powder bath. Rarely do the words “exciting” and “powder bath” go together, but bear with us. This floating concrete sink and cement tiling detail are truly a cut above. The exposed oiled bronze plumbing finishes it off to perfection.
Outside, the look is clean and sharp, too, but with some wonderful surprises, like the two-tier cedar plank deck, built around the massive oak tree. The cedar planks run the full length of the deck, with no breaks. The tree is LED-lit, so it doubles as a light fixture, complete with remote control.
With five bedrooms and four full bathrooms (plus a powder room) in 4,642 square feet, we found no end to the custom design delights. Listed at $1.087 million, this home comes pre-wired for every acoustic and technological inclination. We told you this house was detail-oriented.