When a house is purchased with the intended purpose of making it a "forever home," it is rarely left as is. New memories are quickly made during the intensive process of renovation as the structure is molded into a home with a newfound purpose and meaning. This experience is even more meaningful when a few friends are pulled into the mix. This is exactly the route taken by Beth and Jonathan Arnold, the owners of this thoughtful farmhouse in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas. They enlisted the help of local builder and friend Brent Timmerman, as well as interior designer Lynsey Purl.
The finished product is a home of 3,100 square feet (288 square meters) with four bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The master suite (400 square feet, or 37 square meters) was added shortly after purchase to give the Arnolds space to rest and unwind at the end of each day. It includes a master bedroom, closet and bathroom. High-end finishes like Carrara marble add a touch of luxury to the master bath.
The public areas of the home are a careful combination of antique and thrifted finds threaded together with a soothing neutral color palette. Original brick flooring runs through the entrance and adjacent living room. The eat-in kitchen has been updated with creamy white cabinetry in a Shaker-style design. Glossy Moroccan tiles provide a touch of glamour to the country space.
This home proves that when you have friends in the right places, you can truly create the home of your dreams.
The home's front entrance features textural brick flooring that adds warmth to the surrounding white walls.
A cozy fireplace provides a central meeting point for friends, family and furry friends.
Through the living room and past an antique church pew is the newly renovated kitchen.
The L-shaped kitchen is bright and airy with white cabinets and gray stone countertops.
At the far end of the kitchen is a small eating area accented by a collection of antique china plates.
The formal sitting room is awash in a sea of creams and blues, contrasting against rustic elements like the metal and wood coffee table.
Six chairs surround a dark wood table in the formal dining room.
The master bedroom features large windows and a peaked ceiling that accommodates an upholstered headboard and bed.
The master bath features two large vanities, a claw-foot tub and a separate shower.
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