Photos by Hillary Ehlen
Limelight Builders LLC is a new custom home builder that has recently stepped out onto Fargo’s center stage. This company was established by married couple Jacob and Ashley Manly along with family friend Landon Fetzer. This tight-knit team has made its debut with a rural-themed home in Rocking Horse Farm. We’ll give you an exclusive look inside of the house with a silo that will make you feel like you’re out in the country.
This home was built for Ashley Manly’s brother, Travis Anderson, along with his wife and their two young sons. It all started with one photo. Anderson found an image of a house he liked and then shared it with Chris Hawley of Chris Hawley Architects, who drafted a design based on Anderson’s initial inspiration. After that, Anderson asked his family at Limelight Builders LLC for help turning the renderings into a reality.
For the interior of their home, the Andersons wanted an open-concept floor plan. The main floor has a great room that includes the entry, living area and kitchen. In the living area, the homeowners wanted to incorporate reclaimed wood from the farm where Anderson’s wife grew up. The wood came from a 100-year-old barn where her family hosted many barn dances.
The Andersons also found color inspiration in their country roots. Throughout the home, they used gray, white and brown with pops of red and green. For example, the kitchen features white, farmhouse cabinets and a green backsplash reminiscent of fresh fields in the summertime.
One of the most unique features of this house is the modern stairwell that connects the upper, main and lower levels. The second floor is actually open to the basement.
In addition to four bedrooms and two bathrooms, the upstairs also has a bonus room where the Andersons keep their gaming systems, musical instruments and workout equipment. Notice how the ceiling is affected by the exterior roof lines, which add character to the room.
The lower level includes a wet bar, game area and projector screen. It also has enough space for a guest bedroom and bathroom. As their family grows, the Andersons could see this becoming a favorite hangout spot for their kids and their friends.
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