Homearama 2019: Day Four

By Tuesday of this week, I could have sworn the week should be over already.  Do you ever have weeks like that?  Here’s to better days as we head towards the end of the week, right?  On a positive note, I’m excited about today’s Homearama 2019 tour, as it’s one of my favorites, and I think you’ll love it too.  First, let’s get the details…

House #4 – The Benjamin 
Price: $1.175M 
Square Footage: 4,152 sq. ft.
Builder: WP Land Company, LLC

You’ll notice from a square footage perspective, it’s not huge, but honestly, I’m all for well-utilized spaces over size.  I’ve seen plenty of houses that have lots of square footage, but it doesn’t function well, or make sense.  Homes that are laid out well, with good floor plans and proper space utilization always feel bigger to me, if that makes any sense.  Let’s look at the exterior first.

While I’m tired of all-things-farmhouse in general, I feel like “modern farmhouse” is in a category of its own.  Clean lines, classic style and great contrast draw me in from the get go.

Modern Farmhouse Exterior

I love the brick work on the outdoor spaces of this home.  It really warms things up and keeps it interesting with the different brick patterns.

Modern Farmhouse Front Porch

I also loved the decor through much of this home.  For an extra $200k, you could buy it fully furnished.  It’s funny, when you’re looking at homes that are priced over a $1 million, an extra $200k for having it furnished seems like a deal in a weird sort of way.

This home is a bit different than others in that it has a formal dining room.  Even though I prefer one dining room for everything,  I do love the style of it in this house.  I like the molding detail, the drapes, the light fixture, the windows – all of it.

Modern Farmhouse Dining Room

To the left is the office – more of the bold color trend we’ve been seeing so far.  The gold accents against the dark walls and trim are sharp in here, and I like the contrast of the drapes as well.

Modern Farmhouse - Office

And a super cool staircase that leads to the upstairs.  I never seem to tire of this pattern on carpet.

Modern Farmhouse Staircase

To the back of the house is the great room.  I’m not loving the fireplace, and I wish the ceiling was a little higher, but I like the beams and how it flows with the kitchen.

Modern Farmhouse Great Room

And the kitchen…  Loving the mix of painted and stained cabinetry in here (and notice how the cabinets aren’t white).  I’m also digging the criss-cross detail on the ends of the island.  And let’s not forget how the counter extends as the backsplash.  Love that look.

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Cabinets

The bar stools are perfect for this kitchen, don’t you think?  

Modern Farmhouse Island

There’s a butler’s pantry off the kitchen as well, which I think is really sharp.  A cool mix of cabinetry and stained open shelving with a herringbone subway tile backsplash.

Modern Farmhouse Butler's Pantry

And another view of the dining room…

Modern Farmhouse Dining Room

Here is the breakfast nook.  Not a fan of the octopus light fixture going on in here.

Modern Farmhouse Breakfast Nook

A sweet pantry in this house too.  I’ve noticed a trend where pantries are set up with electric outlets for small appliances so you can get them off your countertops.  And I love the idea of a beverage fridge in here too.

Modern Farmhouse Pantry

Outside, the brick work continues on the patio.

Modern Farmhouse Patio

A hip looking powder room with grasscloth wallpaper and a cool geometric mirror in here too.

Modern Farmhouse Bathroom

And storage-a-plenty in the mud room.

Modern Farmhouse Mud Room

Heading upstairs, there is a space to hang out and watch tv…

Modern Farmhouse - Flex Space

A high contrast powder room.  I love the mix of black subway and hex tile in here.  So sharp.

Modern Farmhouse Bathroom

A bold bedroom…

Modern Farmhouse - Bold Bedroom

A super spacious laundry room is also on the second floor.

Modern Farmhouse - Laundry Room

Complete with plenty of room for folding.Modern Farmhouse - Laundry Room Folding Area

There was also a room that served as a great guest room with plenty of space to stretch out.

Modern Farmhouse - Bedroom

Modern Farmhouse - sitting area

The master bedroom had my style written all over it in many ways – the navy accents, lots of windows, grasscloth wallpaper.

Modern Farmhouse - Master Bedroom

And the master bathroom…  Hello, gorgeous.

Modern Farmhouse - Master Bathroom

The tub and the shower were in this massive space.

Modern Farmhouse - Master Bathroom Tub

All I need is the big shower. 🙂

Modern Farmhouse - Master Bathroom Shower

There was another bedroom and a Jack and Jill bathroom on the second floor as well.  I’m kind of surprised that the master wasn’t on the main floor, as that seems to be the trend these days.  But I really love the design in this house.  Very clean and classic, and fitting with the look of the home overall.  The designer is Designs on Madison – so well done.

What do you think of this house?  



  • Reply
    July 25, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Beautiful home and of course I love the navy mixed in too! I can’t believe how far behind I am with blog reading these past few weeks. You are on day 4 and I am just seeing this! You know I live for your house tours! Hope you are well, Jenny!

    • Reply
      July 25, 2019 at 9:45 pm

      Thanks Shelley! Lucky for you, I’m slow in pulling it together this year!

  • Reply
    July 25, 2019 at 9:30 am

    This fourth house was probably my favorite! I didn’t care for any of the other ones. And I agree with you, I’m totally over the farm house look. I’m very traditional when it comes to my homes, decor and choices so that is the main reason that they just don’t appeal to me.

  • Reply
    July 25, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    Love…love…love. I would get lost with all the square footage in all the homes. This is my favorite!

    • Reply
      July 25, 2019 at 9:45 pm

      I totally agree Jill!

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