Mill Spring Modern Farmhouse

Mill Spring, NC
New Construction

This light-filled modern farmhouse in Mill Spring, North Carolina serves as a relaxing refuge for its owners. The home is tucked in the countryside on a horse farm with rolling pastures and beautiful mountain landscape. Our clients wanted a home that would be cozy for them and their dogs but could also maintain a comfortable feel when hosting extended family and friends.

Our clients chose the Polk County property for the existing horse facilities on site, as well as the broader equestrian community near by. There was an existing house on the property that was beyond repair which gave us an opportunity to start fresh. The new house was reoriented on the land to take advantage of views of the barn to the west and the pastures and pond below the house to the north. Starting from scratch also gave us the opportunity to improve access to the barn, vehicle circulation and parking.

The understated, but sophisticated farmhouse forms an L-shape around the front drive and has a low profile. As many trees as possible were maintained during construction so the house visually blends in with the land. The exterior of the home has a weathered wood aesthetic with large windows providing balanced daylight and views to the land.

The interior has a calm and neutral palette that is warmed by natural wood accents throughout. The light color walls keep the interiors bright and airy and provide a clean backdrop for the family’s international art collection from their time living abroad.

The completed design has created the feeling of a relaxing retreat that the family will enjoy for generations. The success of the project was possible with the vision of our clients and the help of our collaborators – Allard and Roberts Interior Design and Morgan-Keefe Builders.

Interior Designer: Allard + Roberts Interior Design
Builder: Morgan-Keefe Builder