I know it probably feels like I’m dragging things out doing one Homearama home tour every day, but these houses are big. That said, there is a lot to show for each one, so in the interest of keeping the photo overload to a minimum, it seems like one tour a day is reasonable.
If you’re catching up, here are the home tours so far:
The Ashby Manor
Square footage: 5,175 sq. ft.
Builder: Wieland Builders
The exterior of this home has great curb appeal – a great mix of stone and wood siding with pretty rooflines and dormers. And I just now notices how pretty the porch pillars are with the delicate details that flank them. Do you see it?
An unusual feature as you approach the house – a covered porch and fireplace on the front of the house. Not sure how I feel about it. It’s pretty, but I don’t know if I would be out there drinking my morning coffee if my neighbors could see me in plain view. But it’s definitely pretty, and I could imagine hanging out here on a rainy day with a good book. Although those retractable screens that I saw in other homes on the tour would be nice to have here too.
When you walk inside, you’re greeted with a staircase and family room straight ahead. Pretty hardwood floors that carry the “X” detail into the dining room.
One of the few formal dining rooms on the tour. Definitely has a formal vibe to it, but very pretty, and I love the ceiling detail.
Opposite of the dining room is this cool looking office.
There is also a nice sized powder room here. I like the size of it, and the stained shiplap is a nice change from the white you see so often. And the vanity and faucet aren’t too shabby either.
I didn’t get a lot of good photos of the basement – it was a bit too dark for good shots, but I did get one of the basement bedroom, which is light and bright.
A sleek basement bathroom (notice the cool slider for the shower – almost like a barn door). And more subway tile in a rich gray.
Upstairs there are bedrooms for the kiddos.
Another cool black and white bathroom with the same hex tile we saw in the home yesterday. You can really see how sleek this shower door is though.
Back downstairs, we go through the master bedroom and bathroom. Not overly huge, but plenty of room for a nice retreat, and the ceiling detail is the star of the show.
The master bathroom –
The laundry room is back in this area of the home as well. Love the floor in here – the color and the positioning of the tile.
Headed back out to the main living area, you can see how the open floor plan flows (and more stone and beam detail work here as well).
From here you can see the full length of the room – what a beautiful space! Those beams are divine, and they really ground the room. And look, there’s my crypt-keeper chandelier in the dining room (I still love it, my husband just ruined it for me).
Cool barstools in this bright and beautiful kitchen, and I’m really loving all of the fabrics they used in here.
Have you ever seen such a stunning sink? Hammered stainless steel?
And a gorgeous backsplash behind the range (again, the “X” design from the dining room and entry way being carried through here).
An awesome mudroom off the kitchen has room for all of your shoes, coats and backpacks.
A pretty outdoor lounging area (with retractable screens – love that feature so much).
And even more outdoor space to keep the party going.
That wraps up this tour. What do you think? Anything you really love? I’m really loving the huge open concept living areas in these homes. The flow just works for the way people live these days.
More to come!