Come on a journey of inspiration & adventure while renovate & restore a beautiful Victorian home 'St Elmo' in the picturesque Hunter Valley, Australia & laugh at a few of our family adventures along the way.




Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A dream home for sure!!!

I was exploring some of the beautiful images on Houzz today & came across this beautiful Victorian farm house.
I was very surprised to see it was a new build as it looks like it had been a part of the scenery for many years.


Folk Victorian Farmhouse traditional exterior

I couldn't help but look follow the link for the building designer who was responsible for such a gorgeous home.
I needed to see more.

Folk Victorian farmhouse traditional exterior


Madson design is a building design studio in San Francisco specializing in residential remodels, additions, and new custom homes.
This one just oozes character & charm

Folk Victorian farmhouse traditional exterior


This was once a dairy farm, built in the late 1800s/early 1900s.
 The new owners are in love with the site’s history and unassuming, simple, yet beautiful nature, so were looking for a new home that would be sympathetic with its surroundings, both in appearance and in character.


Folk Victorian Farmhouse traditional exterior


I do believe this project was a definite success!
I love the freshness of the black & white exterior, softened by the greenery surrounding the home & then the original old red shed  adds a lovely contrast & a sense of history.

Farmhouse family room traditional family room

That sense of history was also continued inside the home.
A view from the entry to the family room.
The wood posts and mantel framing the fireplace are old railway ties, salvaged by the owners from an abandoned track nearby, they add so much character, which is why I never suspected it was a new build.

Farmhouse family room traditional family room


These exposed beams add a rustic & aged touch connecting  the fireplace to the rest of the home.

Farmhouse kitchen traditional kitchen


I love the beautiful farmhouse style kitchen ,with the shaker style doors being an all time favourite of mine.
Unfortunately there where no other photo's featuring what appears to be an incredible mudroom in the back ground.

Farmhouse dining room traditional dining room


The dining area has 180 degree views of the surrounding farm land & the pool.

Farmhouse master bath traditional bathroom

Of course if you haven't had enough of the view, you could also relax in this amazing clawfoot tub.
I love the wainscoting & the hexagonal floor tiles, I could see myself enjoying some bubbles here...
both in the tub & my favourite champagne glass!

I don't know about you but I fell in love with this masterpiece!

Drop by Madson design & check out thier photo gallery.
 They have some lovely images of many projects from new builds right thru to renovations & kitchen make overs. They have included some incredible before & after shots

CHEERS
Trish xxx
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