A Farmhouse fit for town.
The “In Town Farmhouse” lot was a Fredericksburg dream from the very beginning. Just a few blocks from Main Street, and yet, tucked away on a private street. But what made this location especially atractive, was the lush landscape leading to the creek! As they say, “location, location, location”!
It was no surprise our clients chose this spot to build a home and raise their family. It was clear to see the considerations made for both the beautiful topography and the functionality of the family’s daily lifestyle, when reviewing the architectural design. A thoughtful, efficient, and refined modern farmhouse!
First impression of the house is a perfect balance between the modern farmhouse architecture, and the Sisterdale blend stone (with hand rubbed mortar joint). Walking through the prominent steal entry doors, the reclaimed beams in the ceiling and Oak hardwood flooring quickly catch your eye. To the right, you picture yourself preparing your favorite meal for family and friends in the spacious Chef’s kitchen. Then, left of the entry, you envision yourself sipping wine beside the gorgeous floor to ceiling fireplace.
The master suite is a retreat for two. Large windows flood the room with natural light and reclaimed beams emphasize the vaulted ceiling perfectly. The chic bathroom features dual facing vanities and a double-sided hanging mirror. There is truly a space for everyone (and everything) inside. The family friendly floorplan includes a game room downstairs and quiet loft space upstairs. In the backyard oasis you will enjoy the pool and view of the stunning Log Veneer accent wall, before conveniently rinsing off in the private shower space with Shou Sugi Ban wood accents!
At Lemburg House, we say that “Home is our Passion”. We want to build a house to reflect the uniqueness of a family. The “In Town Farmhouse” will not only usher the kids into college, but bring them home with friends on the Holidays!
A stalwart classic begins its new life.
Sometimes building your dream home starts with an 1880’s German farmhouse. While some only see a neglected and forgotten building, my clients and I saw opportunity. A chance to turn back time and restore an old farmhouse to its former glory. In a joint venture with McAngus Construction, we formed a plan after numerous onsite visits and architectural meetings. We knew it would take a united and dedicated team to bring this farmhouse back to life!
Our first order of business was “treasure hunting”. An old dining room cabinet refinished to become a focal point of the kitchen. Abandoned farrowing crate on the property, redesigned to become a dining room light fixture! Forgotten wooden posts, were reclaimed for kitchen island legs and a stair landing banister.
We waisted nothing, taking special care to disassemble dilapidated barns on the property. Selecting siding along the way for the great room ceiling and hand crafting the master bathroom vanities. Barn doors once weathered in storms, now adorn the dining room entry. The list continues with barn framing materials. From a butcher block kitchen island to rafters and cross ties, we repurposed everything we could!
This attention to detail continued in the construction process. Renovating the original home, building the addition, and (most importantly) integrating the two. Every day uncovered secrets and presented obstacles, but we were committed to the integrity of our work. This project was truly a collaboration of minds and materials.
Every decision and plan executed was inspired by a mutual understanding that this old German home was a gem. This demanded that every stone be treated with respect and every modern element added carefully. Structures like this represent our mission and passion to not only build a legacy, but to preserve those left to us!
New Construction to fit the landscape.
"A home should embrace it's view."
Modern design for a built-to-last Farmhouse
“The culmination of multiple years dreaming and planning.”