by Katie Faulkner | Photography by Philip Slowiak
Built with heart and a unified vision, this custom 19th century-inspired farmhouse is the product of Natalie and Andrew Paulsen’s thoughtful planning. The Paulsens were searching for a specific lifestyle, and after serendipitously finding the perfect lot, they knew they could build it.
The couple was looking for something not too far away from town but with land and privacy – a place where they could enjoy nature. One day while driving, they saw a beautiful custom white farmhouse tucked away from the road. They talked about how something like that was their dream, but brushed it off. Not long after, a friend called to say her son was selling a lot and that they should check it out. Natalie shares, “Andrew went to look and called me at work. He said, ‘You’re never going to believe where the lot is! It’s right behind that farmhouse we saw!’ And that was it. We fell in love with the area!”
Since the fortuitous beginning, Andrew and Natalie have worked tirelessly to ensure every detail of their dream home came to life. Their style stays focused on old-world elements, while the details help modernize the Paulsens’ take on a 19th century farmhouse.