You will fall in love with the Rosecrest, a Salt Lake Area home design built by Magleby Construction. The stunning home has two covered patios (one with a porch swing), an open living/dining/kitchen floorplan, a stone fireplace, plenty of windows to let in loads of natural light, and a beautiful design throughout. The Rosecrest home has deluxe touches for modern living. The Collet's inviting stepped-covered entry flows into the welcoming foyer, opening immediately onto a bright flex space with views of the spacious dining room, great room, and luxury outdoor living space beyond.
The well-designed kitchen overlooks the great room and dining room and is equipped with a large center island with lowered breakfast bar top, ample counter and cabinet space, and a generous walk-in pantry. The private first-floor master bedroom is enhanced by an elevated ceiling, huge walk-in closet, and deluxe master bath with dual-sink vanity, large soaking tub, luxe large shower, and private water closet. Central to a sizable loft, secondary bedrooms feature walk-in closets, two with shared full hall bath, one with private full bath. Additional highlights in the home design include a convenient powder room and mudroom, centrally located laundry, and additional storage. The home has Jack and Jill bathrooms, en suite, open floor plan, walk-in pantry, first-floor master, dining room, living room, and loft.
The design of the farmhouse was initially influenced by geography. The style evolved from the characteristics of the people, place, climate, and building materials that were available in the particular region where it was located. The earliest homes that were called true farmhouses were those built by early colonial families of the 1700s. The owners would most often have built the homes themselves, as opposed to hiring an architect to do the job. Architects were for the wealthy, and skilled labor was either limited or unaffordable.
Key elements of farmhouse style can include the home's rural location, functional porches, and formal and informal spaces. Farmhouses were typically located on agricultural land and were designed to function around a farming lifestyle. Porches were a transitional space in a farmhouse. Dad and the kids would leave their muddy boots outside so the wooden floors inside stayed clean. The front of the farmhouse served as the formal area, and a large kitchen and the staircase to the bedrooms were housed in the back.
Today modern farmhouse designs are more popular than ever. The modern farmhouse aesthetic takes the functional front porch and does what it wants with it. Whether it spans the entire front of the house, wraps around, or is small and enclosed on three sides, the front porch is a welcoming farmhouse touch. Depending on the orientation of the farmhouse, a front porch can offer a cooling spot with the overhangs keeping out the direct sunlight. Another popular feature of modern farmhouses in the barn lighting, with the basic utilitarian barn lights offering up a wonderful style. Gooseneck lamps and other barn-style lights bring the look into the home, and their simplicity fits in well with modern style.
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