It has been so long since I have blogged, but I do have an excuse. We have been busy, busy, busy! We built a new farmhouse! She’s affectionately called the Bienvenidos Farmhouse because of her placement at the front of our 9 acre property. She was modeled after the original 1972 farmhouse and stands tall and proud welcoming all our Farmhouse on Elder Hill guests!
We had a lot of fun enjoying each step of the process. It has been a family affair from checking on the slab to climbing up to see the second story view even before the stairs were constructed.
Next, the house was dried in and the exterior rock was laid. We utilized some of the extra material to create a fire pit on the back patio.
As the sheetrock went up things really started taking shape and I got to start the really fun part—choosing our interior finishes. I ended up going with lighter walls and darker trim and doors. I used a minty grey for our island with a white metroquartz for contrast. We chose the same wood tile that we laid in the original farmhouse for the flooring downstairs and wood laminate for the upstairs.
Next I deliberated on tile for the showers and kitchen backsplash. This was probably my favorite part because I was able to get creative by mixing and matching some patterns, throwing in some large Spanish tile in the master and a giant hexagon pattern in the shared upstairs bath. For the kitchen I chose to lay vertically a white diamond marble tile with grey and brown tones which tied in the paint, cabinet, and counter colors nicely.
In keeping with the rustic feel of the original farmhouse and its cedar wall and ceiling planks, we enlisted Buda Hays Rustic to create several wood walls and barn doors throughout the home. Black Buck’s Millwork of Driftwood also constructed a custom cypress shiplap vent-a-hood.
Last but certainly not least, the stairs and railings were installed and Corridor Landscaping designed and planted some fabulous native landscaping.
Finally it was time to move our things in and decorate! John and I made a last minute trip to Round Top to pick up some unique items to add to our existing furnishings.
The last step was professional photos. We were extremely happy with how they turned out!
Our first guests have already come and gone and left a fantastic review. We hope that you will also check out our listing on AirBnB by clicking the link at the top of this blog! Come see us soon at the Bienvenidos Farmhouse on Elder Hill!