Are you longing for farmhouse style but desperately tired of Chip and Joanna Gaines’ exposed shiplap chic? We have the perfect solution.
Our Inwood National Bank House of the Week is a stunning Bluffview modern farmhouse at 5135 Stonegate Road. It’s the most refreshing, cheerful family home we’ve seen in a month of Sundays. The moment you spot the bold, fire engine red front door, you’ll have a smile on our face that won’t fade for the rest of the day.
“The homeowners are not afraid of color,” Dave Perry-Miller listing agent Courtney Jubinski said. “They wanted it to feel like a farmhouse, and they made it fun. I don’t think the façade prepares you for all you see when you walk through the front door. It’s fresh, bold, and unique.”The house was remodeled and expanded in 2005. There are four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a powder bath in the main house. The game room over the three-car attached garage has a full bath, so it could easily be turned into guest quarters. Let’s talk about that garage for a moment. The owners took character to a whole new level by recreating an authentic and charming barn look.
So many of the homes we see today seem cut from the same template. Gray walls, white trim, and huge, open-plan family rooms. Don’t get us wrong, they’re lovely — but there are plenty of buyers that long for personality and character in a home. This one has both of those features, in spades.
The interior side of that bold red front door is a soothing robin’s egg blue. That blue along with the distinctive red is carried through the 4,829-square-foot home in clever ways that keep the color fun but not overbearing. For instance, just off the entry is a red barn door that conceals the home’s office. Inside, the sellers have a red desk repeating the hue of the door with, you guessed it, robin’s egg blue chairs.
Follow the red and blue trail to the dining room. Note the red fireplace screen. The living room has that robin’s egg blue accenting the home’s second fireplace. Prepare yourself because the kitchen is a Pinterest lover’s dream with the most perfect bold red kitchen island set off by a sea of blue tile and crisp white cabinets. It’s absolute perfection. There is the requisite Wolf and Sub-Zero appliance package and a Bosch dishwasher, because this is a home that is made for entertaining family and friends. It’s such a lovely area you’d be hard pressed to venture further were it not for the wall of French doors beckoning you to the covered patio and pool. Those doors run the length of the back of the home creating a seamless flow to the lush lawns.
You’ll find another splash of red in the laundry room and realize color alone can make a load of dirty dog towels not seem such a chore.
“The house sits in a platinum location in Bluffview on .736 acres,” Jubinski said. Even though you are minutes from the tollway and Love Field, you feel as if you’re in the countryside. It’s a tranquil, pastoral sanctuary in the heart of the city.
Now, what if you don’t like red? Well, it’s an easy fix because as you will notice only a handful of the architectural features are painted the bold, distinctive color. Everything else is an accent piece that does not stay with the house. Clever indeed. But we think you’d be nuts to get rid of the red. Remember: everyone has the gray and white box.
Jubinski listed this Bluffview modern farmhouse for $2.099 million just last week. If you’re longing for a distinctive home that is guaranteed to make you smile, give her a call.
Karen Eubank is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager for more than 25 years. She’s been a professional writer for 20 years. Karen is the mother of a son who’s studying music at The University of Miami. An ardent animal lover, she doesn’t mind one bit if your fur baby jumps right into her lap. Find Karen at www.eubankstaging.com