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A Modern Colonial House Tour

Take a step inside this beautiful Modern Colonial House as I take you on a behind the scenes tour.

modern bathroom with barn wood sink

A few months ago I had the opportunity to photograph this beautiful Colonial House nestled in a suburb of St. Louis. Just a few years ago it was renovated and decorated to perfection to create a warm home for their family to enjoy with entertaining in mind.

modern stairs

It’s filled to the brim with details, rustic modern finishes and a few equestrian hints that make my heart skip a beat.


Just off the entryway is a simple but modern office.

masculine office

arched doorway

Across from it is one of my favorite ideas from the home – they converted the rarely used formal dining room into a bar where friends and family gather.

dining room turned into a bar

It offers plenty of seating, a wine cooler, wine storage and so much more.

wood bar

modern colonial

From there, you can make your way into the rustic modern kitchen.

modern wood kitchen cabinets

Beams, subway tile, a copper sink, Wolf range and a custom barn wood hood transformed the traditional home into a beautiful modern colonial house.

rustic modern kitchen with wolfe range

The navy blue island is full of thoughtful storage, including the large drawer below that actually has multiple drawers inside.

blue island wood cabinets

Just behind it you may notice dual dishwashers – one to the left and the other to the right of the sink to expedite clean up for these entertaining enthusiasts.

kitchen with copper sink

screened in porch

The owners added rustic and modern touches throughout their colonial house like this custom barn wood sink.

modern bathroom with barn wood sink

Finally, the living room was finished with coffered ceilings and custom wood bookcases to flank the fireplace.

living room with coffered ceilings

PS it’s currently on the market in charming Wildwood, Missouri. You can see a little more of this modern colonial house tour here. I hope you enjoyed it! You can tour The Prairie {shabby chic cottages} and a Modern Farmhouse here!

entertaining expert and lifestyle blogger Julie Blanner



6 comments on “A Modern Colonial House Tour”

  1. I must admit that Colonials have never been my favorite style of house. Maybe because they are so over abundant in my area (Richmond, VA) but when I see a colonial such as this one that has been updated and has such a fresh, modern feel then I cant help to re-think my choice.
    From looking at realtor sites in the St. Louis area, the norm seems to be more wood stained cabinets and trim which is a nice change from all the white only cabinetry and trim on the East Coast that is so popular.

    • I love Colonials, but I’m a traditional girl. While I love my cream cabinets, there’s something beautiful about natural wood that always captures my attention. What is your favorite style?

    • Julie,
      We have a Southern style Cape with a first floor master bedroom but my dream home would be a mid-century modern ranch with vaulted ceilings. They are not that easy to find in our area though. So many of our baby boomer friends who are empty nesters, have downsized to homes with either one level or first floor masters.

      • I’d love a Southern Cape! I can see why you are drawn to Mid Century Moderns – I love the vaulted ceilings and especially like when they’re paired with stone fire places! Something so warm about them while being a little more open. I hope one day you find your dream home!

  2. That built in bar is AMAZING! Actually, the whole home is gorgeous – love, love, love!

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