Home on the Family Farm

These clients contacted us about building their dream home on their family farm. We worked with Springpoint Architects and our clients to develop the site and to place the house in the pasture surrounded by woods. This build was in the formal planning stages a year before we broke ground!

One highlight of the house is the roughly 4000 square feet of heated concrete flooring. Dancer Concrete Flooring from Fort Wayne provided an elegant finish on the concrete floors and Commercial Service installed the under slab heating and boiler system. Mechanically, this is one of the more advanced builds that LWB has undertaken– as a concrete slab presents challenges on several levels. Insulation and electrical considerations, as well as HVAC, were ever-present elements in the construction process. 

Complementing the clean and modern concrete flooring are several wood elements. Stoll Cabinetry installed built-ins around the great room, wood stove, and in the kids’ playroom, as well as elegant kitchen cabinets to help refine the spaces. Other wood elements that set this home apart are the white oak ceiling treatment in the great room, as well as, the oak stairs and handrail. The trim work of LWB carpenters Thad Walker and Jabez Harris, among many others, brings an understated charm amidst the huge scope of this job. Another trim highlight is the double pocket door install by Bob Stright– this door set recedes into one cavity and separates the common area from the breezeway and garage spaces. 

Exterior features include a beautiful metal roof, fiber cement board and batten siding on the main house, and thoughtful concrete patios. White with dark highlights, the house sits beautifully in the tree-lined meadow. 

The three-bay garage interior is clad in sanded plywood, including the ceiling. The exterior garage finish is white barn metal, an inspired client choice that blends perfectly with the main house siding. Attached to the garage is a home office with a glass overhead door with views of the backyard and the woods beyond. 

This was one of our more rewarding LWB projects because of the interplay between mechanical systems, the landscape itself, and the forward-thinking design. We are so proud of the LWB crew, as well as our subcontractors and the rest of the team, who helped us bring this build to a conclusion.