Living Large in a Smaller Home in Elkhorn Countryside

This modern farmhouse went through a full demolition and remodel before reaching its final form. With the help of our remodeling consultant Jeff Auberger, our team was able to give our clients modern luxury in the traditional 1,100 square-foot farmhouse. This transformation brought our clients’ home into the 21st century while maintaining the properties connection to nature and the 300 year-old oak trees that surround it.


The first task for our team was to restore the original foundation the farmhouse sat on. In order to maintain the layout of the home there were necessary updates to ensure the longevity our client was looking for. After the foundation and framing, our team updated the exterior siding and trim. We used white LP SmartSide and black H3 Series Sierra Pacific windows to give the home a timeless aesthetic and improve energy efficiency.


We also modified the existing roof structure to vault the ceilings, which added volume to the interior of the home. As we expanded the home upwards, we also repurposed a basement crawlspace to create a basement with two bedrooms and a lower-level entertainment room. This addition allowed our clients’ two sons to have their own space in their new home.


One of our favorite parts of the home is the new three-season room that was added to bring our clients closer to the countryside that makes this home special. The room includes two sides of floor-to-ceiling glass windows, which gives our clients amazing views of the serene landscape and the oak trees that grace the property. We added a reclaimed brick fireplace, which gives the room a cozy, historic feel. It also allows our clients to enjoy late autumn sunsets on cooler nights from the warmth of their home.

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Stebnitz Builders is a full-service, design-build general contractor providing professional remodeling for residents in the Walworth County, WI area since 1972. We combine your inspiration with our award-winning service for a memorable remodeling experience.

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