Rustic Modern Farmhouse

A modern farmhouse befitting its desert setting.

An intentional mashup of traditional and modern design. A blend of old and new with both rustic and refined touches. In the Phoenix desert.

Categories

  • Residential
  • Classic Line
  • Series 600
  • Series 900
  • Series 980
  • Series 670
  • Windows
  • Multi-slide door
  • Hinged door
  • Pivot door

Location

  • Arizona
Several multi-slide doors leading to the grassy backyard appear in the Modern Farmhouse in Phoenix.

Several multi-slide doors appear in the Modern Farmhouse in Phoenix.

It’s why Western Window Systems is such a good fit for the Modern Farmhouse, designed by architect Richard Doria and built by K2 Signature Homes. “Indoor-outdoor living was a top priority for the design of this home,” says Tom Knutson, principal at K2 Signature Homes. “We incorporated a large covered patio with the interior tile flooring continuing to the exterior so as to blur the line between inside and outside. This works perfectly on a quiet, breezy day or during a large gathering.”
With the two multi-slide doors opened, the kitchen, dining, and living space becomes one with the outdoors.

When the two multi-slide doors are opened, the kitchen, dining, and living space becomes one with the outdoors.

Multi-slides open to a huge covered outdoor living space, connecting the living room and dining room to the backyard.

Multi-slides open to a huge covered outdoor living space.

Indoor-outdoor living at its finest when the home’s multi-slide doors are wide open.

Indoor-outdoor living at its finest when the home’s multi-slide doors are wide open.

Three 12-foot-wide, three-panel Series 600 Multi-Slide Doors create that seamless transition, both in the great room and the master suite. Two of the pocketing multi-slides open to the huge covered outdoor living space, which backs up to a swimming pool and uncovered sitting area complete with a fireplace. The master suite multi-slide leads to an auxiliary backyard patio and grassy yard beyond it.

A seamless merging between the indoors and outdoors is made possible in this bedroom through a large, pocketing multi-slide door.

A seamless merging between the indoors and outdoors.

Arizona sunshine fills the master suite through the large opening created when the multi-slide door is completely open.

Arizona sunshine fills the master suite.

Three glass double doors open to a front-yard patio with a fireplace.

These double doors open to a front-yard patio.

In the front of the house, three sets of 5-foot-wide Series 900 Hinged Doors open to a courtyard-style patio outfitted with another fireplace. In the main entryway is a 5-foot-wide Series 980 Pivot Door flanked by two columns of four fixed windows. Elsewhere in the home are dozens of Series 670 Casement Windows of numerous shapes and sizes, including some as wide as 8 feet and as tall as 5 feet.
A massive pivot door encased by fixed windows greets visitors to the dramatic front entry.

A massive pivot door greets visitors to the dramatic front entry.

A trio of hinged double doors in the front of the house.

A trio of hinged double doors in the front of the house.

A wall of windows behind the bathtub bathes the master bathroom with natural light.

A wall of windows bathes the master bathroom with natural light.

“You’d think that with three multi-slide door systems, a large pivot door, and all the patio doors and operable windows that the building would leak like a sieve,” says Knutson, referring to the energy efficiency of Western Window Systems’ products. “But these doors and windows do a great job of keeping the building tight. When it’s 110 degrees outside, we wanted the A/C to stay in and the heat to stay out.”

A wall of fixed and awning windows behind the dining room table.

A wall of fixed and awning windows.

The spacious, modern kitchen is just one stunning aspect of the Modern Farmhouse.

The spacious, modern kitchen with smaller windows above the sink is just one stunning aspect of the Modern Farmhouse.

In addition to the three-bedroom, three-bathroom main building, a quaint guest house on the property includes a 3-foot-wide Series 900 Hinged Door accented by a stack of three Series 670 Casement Windows and a Series 670 Awning Window. “From our perspective, we could’ve saved money by cobbling together a system of doors and windows from other brands that may not have the same quality fit and finish as Western Window Systems, but that’s not worth it to us,” says Knutson. “Western Window Systems helps us achieve our goals of high quality and high style at a price point that does not exceed the point of diminishing returns.”
A hinged door and several windows next to a black barn door provide a welcoming entry to the guest house.

A hinged door and several windows provide a welcoming entry to the guest house.

Western Window Systems casement windows provide a view from the kitchen sink.

Western Window Systems casement windows provide a view from the kitchen sink.

Fixed windows let in copious amounts of Phoenix sunlight.

Fixed windows let in copious amounts of Phoenix sunlight.

An exterior look at the guest house with a wood paneling façade and two small, rectangular windows.

An exterior look at the guest house.

A view of the clean aesthetic of Western Window Systems’ hinged window that is open on display.

The clean aesthetic of Western Window Systems’ hinged windows is on display.

Architect Richard Doria

Builder K2 Signature Homes

What We Stand For

Exceptional values lead to exceptional work.

Read Story

What Makes Them Great

Designed for indoor-outdoor living.

Read Story

How They’re Made

Built and tested to last.

Read Story