The Maxwell: Trickle Creek’s Newest Modern Farmhouse Home

I am so excited to share the details of Trickle Creek Homes‘ newest home in Calgary! Located in Altadore, The Maxwell is a stunning modern farmhouse with incredible architectural features and details.

I was fortunate enough to do a photoshoot in their now for sale Show Home in Altadore. Want all the details and specifics on the home? Check out the full listing here.

This gorgeous 2.5 storey home features a modern farmhouse exterior with an abundance of windows and beautiful reclaimed wood accents. Now, because there are SO many amazing details to share, I’m going to split this into a series of three blog posts for you so you don’t get overwhelmed or miss anything!

In this post, I’ll be sharing:

  • The Exterior Details + Architectural Features
  • The Foyer + Grand Entrance
  • Interior Architectural Details + Design Elements
  • Outdoor Spaces + Balconies

Get your clicking finger ready – you’re going to want to pin these images! 


A Modern Farmhouse
In The Inner City

If you aren’t sure if inner-city living is for you, consider that this house sits on a 50’x124′ lot on one of the most coveted streets in Altadore – a neighbourhood with large trees, quiet streets and steps from shops and restaurants!

Trickle Creek Maxwell Show Home Altadore Calgary Home Exterior Modern Farmhouse Home Custom Built Home

Something that I love about this home is the sheltered front patio area (right side). It’s a great spot to sit while your kids ride their bikes or to greet and socialize with neighbours. Let’s bring back the front porch and start creating communities again!

Now, if ideally hanging out in the front yard isn’t for you, there are plenty of other outdoor spaces to enjoy in this home. With a spacious back deck and grass area for play, this home is great for entertaining and family time.

Trickle Creek Maxwell Show Home Altadore Calgary Home Exterior Modern Farmhouse Home Custom Built Home

I love this photo, and not just because of the stunning exterior elevations of this home. I love that it showcases the private balcony off the master suite and the private third floor roof-top patio!

Trickle Creek Maxwell Show Home Altadore Calgary Home Exterior Modern Farmhouse Home Custom Built Home

The wood details on the ceiling of this balcony keep with the farmhouse style of the home.

Keep reading to see more outdoor spaces!


Enter A Foyer of Details

The front entrance of a home really sets the stage for what’s inside. I love the double front doors and spacious covered entryway. The beams and reclaimed wood trim tie in beautifully to the farmhouse style of this house.

Trickle Creek Custom Homes Calgary The Maxwell Show Home Altadore Home Custom Built Home Modern Farmhouse Home Entryway Modern Entryway

With room for seating, tall planters and plenty of seasonal decorations (how cute would lit up Christmas trees be framing this door?!), this entranceway is super welcoming!

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I love a space that allows for guests to enter without tripping over each other and a room where I can put a large console table with a vase of seasonal blooms. I don’t know why, I just do.

Trickle Creek Custom Homes Calgary The Maxwell Show Home Altadore Home Custom Built Home Modern Farmhouse Home Entryway Modern Entryway

Now this foyer not only offers all of this space and grandeur with its open to above sky high ceilings and stunning chandelier, it offers a ton of other architectural detail. I am in love with the details on the foyer wall, but I also love the knotty alder wood details on the ceiling (on both sides). These extra touches just add so much to this home.


Private Outdoor Living
All Year Long

Don’t worry – I wasn’t finished with outdoor spaces just yet! This home has one more if you can believe it!

Trickle Creek Homes Custom Home The Maxwell Modern Farmhouse Home Outdoor Living Room Gas fireplace wood ceiling patio furniture

One of my favorite spaces in this home is the Outdoor Living Room. It’s covered and sits between the living room and the stairwell with windows on either side allowing plenty of light to shine through.

Trickle Creek Homes Custom Home The Maxwell Modern Farmhouse Home Outdoor Living Room Gas fireplace wood ceiling patio furniture

I am loving the trend of outdoor living rooms – I hope it continues!

Trickle Creek Homes Custom Home The Maxwell Modern Farmhouse Home Outdoor Living Room Gas fireplace wood ceiling patio furniture

I love the wood panelled ceiling and cedar details on either side of the fire place. It makes the space feel warm and rustic, but still elegant with the chandelier!

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The gas fireplace makes it cozy on those cooler days when you want to be outside, but still want to stay warm!


Stairways To Heaven

Stairways seem like a boring element to include in a blog post, but the stairwells in this home feature some key design details that can’t be missed!

The stairwell runs from the basement up to the third floor loft space!

Trickle Creek Homes Custom Home The Maxwell Modern Farmhouse Home Stairwell details Open stair risers

Thanks to open risers, the light from the many windows is able to pass through the space giving it a more airy feel.

Trickle Creek Homes Custom Home The Maxwell Modern Farmhouse Home Stairwell details Open stair risers

These staggered pendant lights are one of my favorite features! They hang at different heights along a shiplap wall (very farmhouse!) and the Edison bulbs add an extra touch of charm!


Final Thoughts

In my next post: The Maxwell: Open Concept Main Floor Living With Quiet Hidden Rooms, I’ll be sharing the open concept main floor with it’s beautiful kitchen, dining, and living rooms plus all the details on the amazing butler’s pantry and mudroom (plus a few extras).

After that I’ll take you through the master suite, other bedrooms, basement and amazing 3rd level bonus space in The Maxwell Away From The Main Floor: Bedrooms, Bathrooms & Perfect Extra Spaces!

Also, be sure to check out the full listing for all the great details and for open house times!


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