Modernizing the Family Farm

The Hammond Home

 

When David Hammond was a young boy, he could often be found tromping around his grandparents’ homestead and exploring the grounds. Fast-forward several decades, and the same property that has been in the family for five generations is now the site of Hammond’s modern Scandinavian home.

 

By Christina Cannon / Photography by Creative Revolver

 

After living in the Midwest for years, Hammond returned home with his family of four and couldn’t be more thrilled with his decision. With a pristine landscape, extended family just around the corner, and plenty of space, the Hammonds have been able to focus on quality time that is so important to them.

Upon arrival at the Hammond home, a sleek and streamlined aesthetic is immediately conveyed. Kendall Charcoal board-and-batten siding is warmed up with horizontal stacked Georgia white pine, while pops of Tricorn Black modernize the space.

“We purposefully went with a smaller front porch,” explains Hammond. “We’ve always liked that, and it is kind of fun to watch people’s reactions as they move from the front porch, which is intentionally understated, to our main living area, which feels huge in comparison.”

Inside the home, a bright and airy atmosphere takes center stage. A set of three large windows supply ample natural light. With stark white walls and black accents, the home delivers a high-contrast ambiance that draws its character from a curated selection of décor.

“We’ve always been drawn to a more modern aesthetic,” says Hammond. “But while we do like to be different and bold and stand out, we also wanted a home that was practical for everyday life, and we had a budget to be mindful of.”

In the living room, a wall-to-wall bench provides a great place for Hammond’s children to play or do crafts and features built-in shelving, adding to the home’s functionality.

“Books are also really important to our family, so it’s kind of neat to have a library integrated as part of our living room,” adds Hammond.

Open to the living room is the family’s dining room. Here, a long wooden table gifted to the Hammonds by their friends accommodates six and conjures memories of good times and good food.

Warm, wide-plank white oak floors carry visitors into the home’s kitchen, where the minimalist and modern atmosphere is maintained. Appliances and objects are carefully tucked away, leaving plenty of workspace for creating a gourmet meal. The quartz countertops, meant to mimic Carrera marble, are kept clean and clear, which allows the Hammonds to entertain – another one of their favorite activities.

White perimeter cabinetry is complemented by gray island cabinetry, and the same white oak found in the floors comprises two sets of floating shelves along with the trim on the range hood. Four fabric-covered barstools are nestled up to an overhang on the kitchen island and provide a fun pattern that rounds out the space.

The white neutral colors found throughout the rest of the home lend themselves to a feeling of luxury in the master bedroom.

bright modern master bedroom

“We were really careful about the flow of this space,” says Hammond. “We have some large 8-foot sliding glass doors in the kitchen, which provide great natural light and access to the back porch. It lets us easily grill out or entertain.”

Away from the main living spaces is the master suite. The white neutral colors found throughout the rest of the home lend themselves to a feeling of luxury in this room.

In the master bathroom, a floating vanity for two plays off the same hardwoods seen in other areas and is cloaked with marble countertops. Chrome plumbing fixtures and LED mirrors reflect light back into the room, and a large cactus resting atop honeycomb tiled floors adds a pop of color.

In the bedroom, pillows and throw blankets serve as an accent and provide an added dose of color that can effortlessly be changed out depending on season or mood.

Just steps away from the bed, a full-length sliding glass door leads onto the back porch, which wraps around part of the house. From there, the Hammonds have access to even more amenities such as a hot tub and outdoor shower.

“Our back porch is massive, but it’s an area where we spend a ton of time. Even if it’s too hot or too cold, you can still find us enjoying time with friends out on the porch,” says Hammond. “We have a really high roof line, which is great because it allows us to see the sky and horizon while still being protected from the weather.”

With generous space, this area can also accommodate a longer table for holidays and events.

“Everything about this home tries to capitalize on the view. It’s less about objects and finishes and more about flow,” says Hammond. “We tried to incorporate a lot of windows and make them as big as possible, and the porch is just one more place to get a great glimpse of the surrounding meadow.” CS

David, Dash, Zora, Daisy, and Heather Hammond

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