After a Homearama hiatus last year (the show was canceled, obviously not my idea), I was very excited to see what this year’s tour would hold. This year was different, in that my 10 year-old daughter came with us, and let’s just say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. 😉 I really enjoyed getting a peek into these homes – whether they were my style or not – and will be sharing the details of each home with you throughout the course of the week. So, let’s get started!
Square Footage: 4,500 sq. ft.
Builder: Sterling Homes
This was the first home that we toured, and suffice to say, it had us at hello.
Loads of curb appeal with these window boxes too. What’s not to love?
I wish I had a better shot from when you entered the front door, but I think I was distracted by this gorgeous office on the left. The wall color is Gauntlet Gray by Sherwin Williams. I wish they had all of the wall colors listed on a handout or something, like another home did, but I got a couple of them by asking. Note to homebuilders: include the wall colors as part of the information you provide – people want it!
And can I just tell you how much I’m loving the carpet in here?
Is that not the coolest? Love me some herringbone pattern – so unexpected, yet so perfect all at the same time.
Not detail was overlooked in this home, including all of the gorgeous hardware finishes. Check out these glass doorknobs.
To the right is this perfectly pretty powder room. Notice the “X” detail on the vanity – this element is repeated in other areas throughout this home. And can I just say that all of the lighting in this home is fantastic?
Once you make your way into the home, you’re greeted with this charm-filled family room. And the wall color is Mindful Gray by Sherwin Williams, in case you’re wondering.
Great for entertaining, complete with a built-in bar, tucked into the wall (again with the “X” detail).
Flowing beautifully with the family room is this absolutely stunning kitchen. I love everything about it. The cabinets, the molding details, the lighting, the backsplash, the hardware – all of it! The glass upper cabinets (“X” detail) are so striking, and I’m also loving the window treatment in here.
I was hoping for some hidden pantries in these homes, and this one did not disappoint.
Here is a view from the kitchen into the family room. We haven’t even talked about these amazing floors, have we? Bonjour.
Let’s not forget about the kitchen sink (with a beautiful view into the backyard).
Let’s not forget this beautiful focal point.
And a close up of the gorgeous hardware I keep referencing – love these fridge handles.
Off the kitchen, there is a mudroom, complete with a planked wall, hooks, cubbie space and another pretty window treatment.
And from the mudroom, you can access the laundry room, where the sink steals the show, and I love the gray cabinets in here.
From here, let’s take it upstairs, and admire the molding, chandelier and window seat on the way.
The master suite continued the beautiful moldings and color scheme. I wasn’t all that jazzed about the cage around the light fixture though – that just seemed wrong, and my girlfriend wondered if the cage was actually the way it was shipped, and not part of the light fixture.
The master bathroom was a stunner as well.
The detail work continues in here, with the addition of some mirrored cabinets.
No master tub (which doesn’t bother me), and a glorious master shower.
The master suite is topped off with not one, but two amazing master closets.
There are three additional bedrooms upstairs. This darling baseball bedroom has a Jack and Jill bath that connects to another kid’s bedroom.
The third bedroom had it’s own private bathroom (which my daughter claimed as her own).
Central to the entire upstairs was a little study nook:
Making our way downstairs, the staircase loveliness continues –
The basement was a nice entertainment space – not overly large, but definitely functional. There was a cozy media area:
A bathroom, of course –
A bar area (with cabinets similar to the ones in the kitchen, but in the same color as the laundry room).
And a pool table area (with a planked wall/shelf for drinks) – I thought that was a nice touch.
Taking it outside, the house is extended with its entertaining space.
More space to eat al fresco –
And some window boxes to admire as well –
What more do you need?
So that’s the first tour – what do you think? A keeper, yes?
More to come!