Sep 4, 2018

A Modern Farmhouse Refresh

The August issue of House & Home featured one of our most recent renovations: a country home located in Grand Valley named ‘Three Bird Farm’ for Stephanie and Chris Nerlich. Named after Bob Marley’s song Three Little Birds, this lovely century home embodies a calm vibe but there are always birds singing. A sound that often get lost in the city, says Stephanie.

The 1902 farmhouse had magnificent bones, but needed an expansion and some modern updates to make it the perfect getaway for this active family. With plans to eventually retire here, the Nerlich’s felt that renovating was a great investment in their present as well as their future.


Working with architect Andrea Macecek at Ma+ch, and interior designer Sarah Richardson, we maintained the integrity of the original home while creating a modern, open-concept family room and dining area. We added a large master suite with stunning closet space and an ensuite bath with a Carrara marble tile floor, some of the tiles honed and some polished, creating a mixture of texture to the contemporary herringbone pattern.


One of the incredible touches is the dining room ceiling – created from salvaged fencing from a a nearby horse paddock.


Three Bird Farm is a testament to the imaginative use of wood. In the kitchen, a barn-board base supports a contemporary Calacatta marble topped island while knotty pine floors add a rich country texture.






This beautiful home is truly a testament to imagination, vision and quality. You can read the full story here.



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