The Vineyard Farmhouse, which made its debut at the Spring Parade of Homes at the Peninsula, won the People’s Choice Award and received recognition for the “Best Family Room”, “Most Innovative Design”, “Best Master Bedroom” and “Best Master Bath”.

When the Jenkins Design Team was asked to build a home on one of the new lots in the Peninsula at Rough Hollow, they decided on an expansive one story home. The goal was to capitalize on the lot’s best feature–its privacy and 1.2-acre size. The massing takes four sections of the home’s architecture and brings them together in the center with an all-glass “link”, creating a private courtyard in the front and private pool area in the back. Knowing that the modern farmhouse style of architecture was gaining popularity, the team decided to design the home with farmhouse appeal and added a vineyard in front to complete the feel. The central living and dining area of the home is a barn style architecture with several cupolas, giving it a light modern farmhouse feel.

Wanting the architecture to be experienced, the design team strove to blur the lines between inside and out. The breezeway marks the beginning of that journey via large wooden sliding barn doors opening up into the bright courtyard. Large stackable glass doors and automated screens in the living and dining areas capture the year-round breezes.

The home swells with rustic charm, but has touches of modernity, creating a perfect balance between old and new. The outdoor pavilion connects the front yard to the back with a bocce ball set and room to grill and entertain. The front yard opens up into a large space with built-in limestone seating for hosting neighborhood parties.