Luxury Farmhouse in Chappell Hill Houston Texas Full Renovation

As this Farmhouse in Chappell Hill was originally built circa 1850, we wanted to preserve its character while bringing it into the 21st century. What we learned was that it was originally a Dogtrot house, and then became a Folk Victorian when they moved the kitchen inside. We were careful to preserve the carpenter’s gothic features in the main gable.

We Designed this Luxury Farmhouse from the Ground Up

This 1.3 million dollar renovation began with an extensive study on how to preserve the essence of the home while adding a large addition.  We were painstaking not to eviscerate the soul of the home and yet the interior was completely re-imagined. The interior was taken down to the studs.  All of the vinyl windows from a recent remodel were replaced with aluminum-clad wood casements.  We worked hand in hand with a skilled team who brought artisans to build custom cabinetry, detailed tile inlays and an incredible lighting design.  There are special touches throughout the home,  preserving the original 1850  front door to repurpose into the Laundry Room. Continuing our theme, we used another antique Victorian door for the powder room. Although it’s not historic preservation,  this luxury farmhouse echoes the period in which the home was built. With new vaulted ceilings in the Great Room we built, it overlooks a lush field creating natural light throughout the home.

Key Architectural Renovation Elements

The key renovation elements we made to the home included windows and doors.  This is where we had a lot of fun using large casements in the front of the home.  The original home had 8’ headers with 6’ tall windows so it was easy to update from almost vinyl to black aluminum-clad casement windows.  Since the interior doors were 6’8 and we wanted to keep them short for the period, we added clear glass transoms to bring in natural light.  The doors were crafted with 5 panels, recessed with authentic cove molding. They were perfectly finished with black hardware and white porcelain knobs.

Reclaimed Hardwood Floors

The showstopper in their upgrades was the antique reclaimed hardwood floors.  This gorgeous hardwood flooring was reclaimed from a historic Pennsylvania home and shipped to Chappell Hill Texas. The reclaimed hardwood floorboards were in better shape than we could have imagined.  The final result brought the perfect Folk Victorian character into a luxury farmhouse.

It’s All In The Details

Studio Fain has a plethora of vendors to choose from giving us the opportunity to find the most unique artistic details in keeping with the requested style. Our Cabinetry artist built stylish inset cabinet detail in natural oak and blue. The satin brass hardware offsets the blue in such a pleasing way while the handles for each cabinet were hand-selected for function and beauty, it’s all in the details. We chose lighting from Circa Lighting. The chandelier in the dining room is a true statement piece and the brass pendant lighting throughout the kitchen ties together well with the cabinetry. We chose a neutral, natural stone for the countertops while using a neutral color palette of whites and grays with pops of blue throughout the home to pull it all together. We installed all new modern luxury Thermador appliances in the kitchen and laundry room.

Encaustic Tilework

As Encaustic Tile brings a refined look into any space, we decided to use both Encaustic tile and subway tile throughout the home where appropriate. It was important to use all. Natural materials and trends have their place certainly but not in this home. One of our favorite moments is the quaint wallpaper in the powder and the butlers pantry. The little animals bring chi to the room. We continued to use hand-selected cabinetry handles in each bathroom dovetailing the particular design. We chose both contrast and semblance when designing the space.

Fabulous Master Bedroom with Huge Walk-In Closet

Often times we find the client’s main priority is a huge closet. Victorian homes are usually lacking in closet space so it was very important to the client to design a spacious closet with a functional island. We created a bright, comfortable closet, a spa-like master bath, and a relaxing bedroom.

Imagine What Else We Can Do!

The beauty we are able to create is truly unique. In this particular project, we were guided heavily by the Victorian style.  We transformed this Folk Victorian home into a truly luxurious farmhouse with 21s century comfort. Imagine what we can do for your home!

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