Happy Easter, my friends! I hope you’re being able to enjoy this long weekend surrounded by your loved ones! I’ll be cooking, baking and enjoying quiet time with my family. But before I do that, I wanted to leave you guys with a very special “Beautiful Homes of Instagram” feature.
Jessica of @carcabaroad, along with her husband Jody, designed and build this coastal farmhouse to raise their growing family. They tried to keep costs down while building this beach house and Jessica is sharing a few details about that here on Home Bunch.
Besides being busy raising their four children, they also have FOUR rental properties in Florida and, listen closely, they have renovated or built and designed all of them. How do they do all that? I am sure Jessica hides a “Superwoman” cape somewhere in her closet!
Enjoy this inspiring house tour and now you know whom to contact if you’re planning a vacay in Florida! 🙂
“People often ask how we keep our home so tighty and WHITE with four children. Our home is not always as seen on Instagram, it took days to make the entire home photo ready for the shoot. With endless options in design I tend to play it safe with neutrals and white because you can always add greenery or a pop of color with a rug, its easy to switch up a space once you become bored with it if your base is light. Our house lives well and is most definitely lived in! We make slime, we bake, we build forts, but we also are intentional about our purchases. Lately when we go on a target run we try and ask ourselves “do we need this?” One refreshing thing about moving was simplifying and decluttering and I have tried to keep up with that organization and clean slate. Rather then each kid.coming home with a junk toy, we will buy a family board game or legos, a seasonal craft. something they can do together. Like every child it can a challenge to do chores but we try to make them keep their rooms clean.”
Welcome to our Florida farmhouse! My husband and I designed and built the 2,900 sq ft 6 bedroom 3 bath home after finding this beautiful 75 by 130 sqft lot in Paradise just a block from the beach and short walk to the intercoastal.
We kept a basic exterior to stay in the budget and added versatile siding, a double door entry, front porch and back upper deck to dress up the exterior.
The grey exterior paint color is Behr Sharkskin PPU25-04.
Creating this home in our minds and seeing it come to life from the ground-up was truly our greatest achievement and a dream come true.
What a curb-appeal! Windows are MI Windows 1620 Series.
Outdoor Sconces: here – similar.
Outdoor Pendant: here – similar.
Planters: here – similar.
You might remember seeing Jessica’s porch decorated for Christmas on Home Bunch last year. Her porch is one of my favorites on Instagram!
Rocking Chair: here.
Front Doors are Jeld-Wen Pro Series Doors.
Our main goal as a family of 6 with 4 growing children was to build a house with an open floor plan that we could grow along with. I am one of six kids and we did a lot of room changes through our adolescence some of us as siblings would share rooms and then at other ages we would want our own space. I was sure to keep the future in mind while designing this floor plan. We shrunk the sq footage of the bedrooms to maximize living space and added a second upstairs living area. We we’re blessed with a beautiful view and windows and transoms were definitely on our top must haves.
The front doors open to a beautiful foyer with plenty of natural light.
Lighting: Joss & Main.
Definitely there’s no need for a fireplace in Florida but I’ve always dreamed of one and my husband surprised me one day and came home with it. That began the search for the perfect mantle and believe it or not the old piece of drift wood we used was sitting in our garage brought back from the Bahamas by his uncle. It was part of an old ship and all of the holes are from sea worms. Adds the perfect amount of character to this modern space.
Trim, built-ins and fireplace are painted in Sherwin Williams Pure White.
‘Family is Everything’ Sign: Etsy.
Throw: here – similar.
The foyer also features shiplap walls and a Mid-century inspired console table.
Round Brass Mirror: here.
As a mom of four with a husband that surfs and fishes I spend most of my time in the laundry room and in the kitchen and they are the two spaces that my husband loosened the budget belt. I am so happy that we made the decision to stray from an all white kitchen as beautiful classic and timeless as they are, our kitchen is the heart of the home and one of a kind.
These Clear Acrylic Swivel High Back Counter Stools give an airy feel to Jessica’s kitchen.
Kitchen Cabinetry: UScabinet Depot Dove Shaker, Lowes Home Improvement.
Backsplash: Quartz Snow Point Slab.
The island features the same quartz countertop, Snow Point.
Dishwasher is by Thor.
Kitchen Faucet is Kingston Brass.
Kitchen Sink: here – similar.
Kitchen Island Dimension: 117″ x43.5″
The kitchen is very spacious and it has an open and airy feel.
This kitchen also features a custom bar with open shelves and hutch.
Cabinet Pulls: Lowes – similar here.
Cabinetry: Schuler Cabinetry, Knotty Alder wood in Cappuccino Burnt Sienna Glaze finish.
The dining area features a peaceful view and lots of natural light. I love this simple and welcoming vibe.
Dining Table: Pier 1 Imports.
Dininh Chairs: World Market.
Chandelier is from Joss & Main – I have it at my own home and love it! 🙂
A fiddle leaf tree can make any space feel more inviting and beautiful.
Fiddle Leaf Tree: here – similar.
The interior paint color is Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray – which is my go-to neutral color!
I love all styles of Home Decor but I especially love a modern rustic mix. I made sure to incorporate some of my favorite antique and vintage finds into every space of our home, especially the addition of the barn doors.
Jessica’s laundry room is very popular on Instagram and it’s easy to see why! How dreamy is this space?!
Lighting: West Elm.
These fun hooks are from Amazon.
In my opinion, a sink is always a must in laundry rooms. They’re practical and you don’t have to end up cleaning muddy boots in the kitchen!
Sink: here – similar.
Faucet is Kingston Brass.
Countertop is Snow Point Quartz.
A beautiful staircase with shiplap, white spindles, white newel post and White Oak treads lead to the second level of this home.
The kids are very involved in our projects we often take them to our job sites and it doesn’t end there. They witness first hand our commitment and hard work at home. Building our dream house as well as the rentals took great effort, time, investment and sacrifice for all of us as a family. Tracking the process and sharing it with others has become our passion and the kids are learning a lot along the way.
The upstairs family room features a stunning marsh and ocean view.
Ceiling Treatment: The 2nd floor features tongue and groove on ceilings.
Rug: Moroccan Trellis Rug.
Ceiling Fan: Fanimation 72-inch ceiling fan.
The paint color upstairs continues to be Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams.
I love how Jessica decorated this wood and metal étagère bookcase.
Hung on barn door hardware, these antique doors add personality and architectural interest to the kids bathroom.
A pocket door separates the shower area from the vanity area. This is a great layout if the bathroom must be shared, which it is in this case.
Cabinetry: US Cabinet Depot – Color is Dove Shaker.
Vanity Stools: Joss & Main.
Sconces are from West Elm.
Faucet are Kingston Brass.
Tray: World Market.
Blanket/towel ladders are a great way to add height and texture to a blank space and they add so much charm to a bathroom!
Towels: Serena & Lily.
I love using large tiles on bathroom walls – they tend to be more economical and easier to clean!
Wall Tile: Emser Tile.
Shower Tile: Chevron Marble Tile.
Shower Fixtures: Delta shower fixtures Linden Series Champagne Bronze.
Jessica’s kids have a great space to play and be creative!
Rug: Pier 1.
Chalkboard Calendar: here – similar.
What a great color scheme! The grey bunk bed is Amani Full Over Full Bunk Bed.
Ceiling Fan: Fanimation.
I am sure the boys spend a lot of time playing at their chevron teepee. Wouldn’t you if you were a kid? I would have loved this!!! 🙂
This bedroom would make any guest feel very welcomed, so much so that they might never leave… 🙂
Bed: Joss & Main.
Rug: Serena & Lily.
Navy Throw: here – similar.
The guest bathroom features a gorgeous vanity made out of reclaimed wood.
Faucet: Kingston Brass.
Sink: here – similar.
Closets, with greige doors, flank a window-seat.
The master bedroom features whitewashed tongue and groove with crossed beams on ceiling.
This is the beautiful and talented, Jessica!!! 🙂
Pendant Fan: Joss & Main.
Cabinetry is White Shaker vanity, custom built.
Sconces: Jonathan Lighting.
Faucet: Kingston Brass.
Shower Tile: Hex Tile.
Wall Tile: 6×6 tile.
Our home is 2900 spft heated and cooled. It is 5 bedroom 3 full baths 2 bonus/office rooms and second living. 1 car garage Our goal was to stay under 3000sqft.
We believe “to be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition”. Our homes are our platforms for being and doing our best in the world, and the places where we live out our most precious, private moments. We hope to install that in our children and hope they follow their dreams to their logical conclusions where they almost all boil down to having a happy home, where we and our families can thrive and enjoy happy, secure and sometimes messy lives.
The backyard feels private and it’s perfect for entertaining.
The fence features a DIY rock climbing wall.
You really don’t need go on vacation if you live in Florida, right?! This is the dream!!!
This is one of the most beautiful playhouses I have ever seen! Take a look at how Jessica decorated it.
This playhouse makes me wish I could be a kid again! 🙂
Jessica’s home is full of inspiration and I really hope you have enjoyed every picture!
Photography: Mathers Photography.
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Have a wonderful day, my friends and we’ll talk again tomorrow.”
Luciane from HomeBunch.com
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