by Courtney Walker Pope | photos by Graham Photography

With warm tones, an approachable curb appeal, and an oversized but welcoming front door, G&G Custom Homes is proud to welcome you to their Modern Farmhouse on hole #2 at the Pete Dye Course at Holliday Farms. Featured in this year’s First Internet Bank Home-A-Rama, the 6,992 square foot, five-bedroom, six-bathroom, custom home showcases many comforting and cozy features paired with striking design elements. Whether visitors saw the home in-person or virtually, they were sure to find that G&G included eye-catching details inside and out, around each corner, and on every level.


Moving quickly with a build time of twelve months from start-to-finish, the G&G team completed this project working closely alongside the homeowners. The goal was to create a home that worked for their family, while also adding all the details that make show homes so unique. The result is a memorable design that is both distinctive and livable.

The details are an intricate part of the home building process, so everyone on the G&G team from owner Joe Garcia, to project manager Tom Watson, and designer Hilari Goris carefully considered every element and design trend that would make this house a home.

All around, Garcia says, “It was just a fun project to be part of and we had great clients to work with that allowed our team to take risks and showcase lots of things in the home!”


One of the first things you will notice is that this home is perfect for entertaining – indoors and outdoors! The kitchen is warm and inviting, with an oversized island to gather round, and an open floor plan with plenty of cozy spaces for socializing. Just off the dining area, sliding doors lead to a covered porch with a fireplace, heaters, motorized screens and an outdoor kitchen. There is even a roof top patio, and a gorgeous pool overlooking the rolling green golf course.

Back inside, you will find this home has enjoyable extras such as a kids’ activity room, a fun loft area, and four fireplaces. Downstairs, the sleek modern bar area features a stunning wine room and includes bar and booth seating, as well as a nearby lounge area.

The home also includes many convenient and practical features such as a high-end AV package with cameras and motorized window treatments. In addition to the conveniences of modern technology, the homeowners were also concerned about energy efficiency and added a high-performance furnace/AC.


If you caught Haven’s last issue, we featured the interior trim details included in this home. You can still visit (or revisit) the Home-A-Rama virtual tour, so be sure to lookout for some unique details within the millwork and cabinetry including three secret doors found within the home: in the master bath; in the basement storage area; and behind the bar.

For the interior decor, Goris incorporated a lot of texture and pattern in modern ways using wood, metal, wallpaper, mirroring, and tile. The color palette is consistent throughout the home, but each space is special and unique. You will see a variety of mixed metals – golds, polished nickel, black, and more all through the home and in the same rooms. When it came to the interior design of this house there were no rules!

With this being G&G’s third year as a builder contributor to Home-A-Rama, Garcia shares, “We love seeing and (now hearing) the reaction we get from people that come through and view it or tune in virtually. That’s our absolute favorite part about participating!”


The team at G&G Custom Homes builds homes for clients that want to avoid the stresses of an average custom home build. G&G’s Garcia believes a house should be a reflection of the people and families that call it home. It was this philosophy that guided G&G during the Home-A-Rama build and helped them create a modern farmhouse that is far from ordinary.

By selecting only a limited number of homes to build each year, Joe develops a close working relationship with each family and works directly with them from start to finish. This provides a memorable experience and a house they are proud to call their forever home.

With every home they build, G&G incorporates today’s innovative building technologies, with a focus on high-performance HVAC units and systems. Many of their homes showcase the future of design all while keeping pace with the changes in the market and maintaining their commitment to personal relationships. G&G always provides top-notch services and uses the best building materials to give clients the quality of dream home they’ve been waiting for – that’s the G&G difference.

You can get a closer look at G&G Custom Homes modern farmhouse design, Tour Stop #9, on the Home-A-Rama at Holliday Farms Virtual Tour. Tickets are available through the end of the year by visiting homearama2020., where you can also save your favorite images and learn more about the products used in the home.

If you would like to see more inspiring design, G&G Custom Homes also features images of other recently completed projects on their website at For more information or to start a conversation about your custom build, please visit their website or contact owner Joe Garcia at (317) 418-7665.