We have had overwhelming attention on social media sites about our homes and it all started with this custom farmhouse. It is quite exciting when I am asked if I can come build this home for someone in New Zealand. However, I am just a custom home builder in Victoria, TX that is able to serve a local clientele. Believe me – we stay plenty busy for our small staff of four. I wanted to start this blog because I have a passion for home-building and a bigger passion for creating the perfect home for each individual home owner. With each post I will try to give as much information about each home in my blog posts as possible. However, exact location, home plans (which are unique to each home) and some design
details will usually be left out because of copyright and the privacy of our home owners. I will divulge most products that were used including kitchen appliances, bathroom fixtures, flooring and much more at the end of each post.
This two-story farmhouse has a separate (but connected) guest house. The main structure has an open concept layout that opens up to the second floor as well.
The focal point of the great room is the large beams over head and the kitchen. Light colors were used throughout the home to bring focus to the wood beams, doors, mantel and chandelier overhead. The pictures don’t show furniture, however, a home with lighter colored paint and floor selections will help accentuate properly placed furniture and artwork. The homeowners chose to use a natural chopped white flagstone on the fireplace surround. The beauty of the fireplace is still shown with the natural stone - just a little more subtle than most. The mantel is a reclaimed wood beam. Built in shelving surround the fireplace and ship-lap ceiling and walls bring a warm feel to this space.
All doors, beams, and cabinets are natural wood with a clear protective coat to preserve the beauty. The floors are a high end vinyl plank. The color of the flooring is washed oak which helps bring that light feel throughout the home and this open space.
One of the most asked questions about this room is the sliding barn doors that enclose the pocket office. Many people speculated that these were new doors that were painted and distressed to look like old doors, however, in this case, these are actually old reclaimed doors provided by the homeowner. Large windows and doors provide plenty of natural light and great views of the countryside.
The design of the kitchen is very functional for entertaining and screams farmhouse! The large bar is perfect for preparing meals and displaying the "family buffet". Grey Sicilia Quartz Counter-tops are very durable and easy to clean. The faucets are a champagne bronze color by Delta. Natural Knotty Alder cabinets are accompanied by black uppers to give this space a deep feel. The white kitchen appliances are probably the most talked about feature in this house (equipment list at the bottom of the blog).
These appliances are as easy to clean as stainless and match the porcelain of the farmhouse sink. Grey subway tile goes from counter-top to ceiling, thus, separating this space from the great-room. There is a built in breakfast nook just to the right of the kitchen. Can it be called a breakfast nook if the space can fit a table for 12? More ship-lap adorn the walls and a large window to give natural light to your morning. Overall, the great room is large enough for entertaining family and friends and cozy enough to enjoy a fire on a cold winter night.
Laundry and Mud Room
The first eye catching feature of these two rooms is the brick flooring. The Jeffers Blend brick is laid in a 45 degree Herringbone pattern. This pattern is often described as "energetic" and is a great look for this space. Functional is how any space like this should be described. A bench and storage line the mud room and ensure those muddy boots don't go further. Another farmhouse sink is in the laundry room and ship-lap walls make for an easy clean.
Ship-lap walls, subway tiles, and natural wood cabinets are also present in these bathroom spaces. A floating sink in the half bath with custom wallpaper work well in the small room. The full bathrooms display a beautiful Inter-Ceramic Union Square Madison tile that gives the bathrooms some vintage flair in a sometimes dull space. The placement of the windows get the most out of the natural light.
The guest quarters, or mother-in-law suite, is the perfect place for extended family and friends. The space is connected by a breezeway and has it's own full bath, closet, and desk area. The guest quarters runs on a high efficiency ductless AC unit.
Thank you for reading our blog. Please contact us through our website if you have any questions about our homes. Below is the equipment and color selection list:
Faucets: Delta Products in Champagne Bronze
Kitchen Sink: Kohler 36" Whitehaven
Refrigerator: GE Café 23.1 Cu Ft. Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator w/ Ice Maker- Fingerprint Resistant Matte White
Gas Range: 36" GE Café All Gas Professional Range w/ 6-Burners- Matte White
Dishwasher: Bosch 300 44-Decibel Built-In Dishwasher- Panel Ready White
Brick: Jeffers Blend
Bathroom Floor Tile: Inter-ceramic Union Square Madison Structure 8x8
House Floor Tile: Inter-ceramic - Artisan wood- Light Cedar, Matte 8”x40”
Guest House Flooring: Washed Oak Glue Down Vinyl Plank
Great Room Chandelier: Minimalist Iron Ring 12-Light Chandelier
Fireplace Surround: Natural Chopped White Flagstone
Ship-Lap Color: Alabaster
Ceiling & Wall Color: Ceiling- Extra White; Wall: Agreeable Gray
Countertop: Sicilia Grey Quartz
Siding Color: Snowbound
Jayson Moore is the owner of JW Moore Construction in Victoria Texas. Although he has received recognition from across the world, he only builds homes within a 60 mile radius of Victoria. He has won numerous awards for his custom homes that include Country Farmhouse, Mediterranean, Coastal, and Craftsman.