In fact, this project led by GLDESIGN lends an entirely fresh perspective to the hallmarks of modern farmhouse style—shiplap accents included. Over the course of 15 months, the design studio worked on all 5,000 square feet of the home, bringing warmth and character to a sprawling open floor plan featuring 15-foot ceilings.
Location: Southport, CT Year Built: 2022 Project Timeline: 15 months Architecture Style: Modern Farmhouse Scope of Work: New build design + full furnishings
We worked closely with the builder to execute detailed millwork design and specialty lighting, window, door, tile, and plumbing selections to ensure that the large scale of the home remained inviting, cozy and functional. The home portrays backcountry coastal living at its prime with wall-to-wall windows leading out to a screened-in deck overlooking the pool. With extra tall ceilings in the main living room and character-filled elements throughout, we veered toward a slightly different direction than our signature coastal aesthetic.
The main room’s walls were wrapped with high-grade vertical shiplap trimmed with character-grade white oak fascia anchored by a limestone fireplace reaching the home’s 15-foot ceilings. “We worked closely with the builder to execute detailed millwork design and specialty lighting, window, door, tile, and plumbing selections to ensure that the large scale of the home remained inviting, cozy and functional.” We worked alongside talented carpenters to design the 2″ mitered waterfall island distinguishing the kitchen space from an otherwise large open floor plan. We decided to create a natural separation between the first and second floors by incorporating a 10” wide white oak fascia and adding vertical shiplap up top of that to add depth and character to an otherwise flat 20’ high wall!
One of our favorite elements is the floating hallway above the main living space, giving way to the most beautiful views in Fairfield County. Focused on branding, web design and Instagram marketing, IDCO Studio is a woman owned and operated team of creatives based in Austin, Texas.