2018 Homearama: Day Nine

I’m super excited to share this last tour with you, because it’s like nothing I’ve ever seen in all my years of touring Homearama.  I’ll just put it out there – it has a tunnel.  An underground tunnel.  Yes, that’s right.  And this house is a 2-for-1 deal – you get two homes for the price of one.  Well, sort of.  You see, there are two homes on this property.  A main house, and a second home that is intended as home for the in-laws, with a main house for son/daughter and their family to live in – completely separate, but connected with the tunnel.  So, I’ll break this down into two separate tours.

In case you’re just catching up, here are links the the tours so far:

2018 Homearama: Day One
2018 Homearama: Day Two
2018 Homearama: Day Three
2018 Homearama: Day Four
2018 Homearama: Day Five
2018 Homearama: Day Six
2018 Homearama: Day Seven

So, let’s get started with the main house – Heritage A.

Heritage A 

Square footage: 6,475 sq. ft.
Price: Undisclosed
Builder: High Pointe Custom Homes
Website: www.buildwithhighpointe.com

I know, right?  It’s crazy.

2018 Homearama - Two homes in one

Gorgeous exteriors on both sides.

Craftsman exterior

Craftsman style home exterior

Stained front doors exterior

Like I said, beams were popular this year – but I don’t get tired of them.

Great room with wall of windows

Great room with stone fireplace

An indigo powder room.

Indigo blue bathroom

Large pantry

 

A bright kitchen with exposed brick and a gorgeous butcher block island.White kitchen with exposed brick wall

The kitchen really is the heart of this home – a hub to many different areas around it.

Dining Room with exposed brick

Dining room – 

Dining area with exposed brick

Sitting/tv area – 

Sitting area off kitchen

And then a great little study room off of the sitting area (with barn doors to close it off).

Study area with built-in desks

Upstairs, we find bedrooms – 

Cincinnati Baseball bedroom

Notice underneath the bed, there’s a little cubby area that I think connects to the other bedroom

Bedroom with crawl space connecting to another bedroom

I somehow didn’t get a picture of the girl’s room that’s connected with this bathroom, but it’s a cute little bathroom, isn’t it?

Girl's bathroom

A grand looking master bedroom with a beautiful view to the outside.

Master bedroom with wall of windows

A peek inside the master bathroom.  Not sure why this is the only shot I got – I must have been excited about seeing the tunnel.

Master bathroom with wood stained vanity

Laundry room

Laundry room with gray cabinets

Guest bedroom

And now we head to the basement – a media area…

Large screen basement media area

And there it is – see the doorway on the left?  The tunnel!

Basement bar with connection to tunnel

Have you ever seen anything like this?

Tunnel connecting one home to another

Not only does it connect the two homes together, but it also serves as an entertaining space (and a tornado shelter, a bunker in case of zombie apocalypse, etc…).  It’s really a multi-functional space when you think about it.  And how cool that you could send the kids to grandma’s house without even having to go outside!

Tunnel and entertaining area that connects two homes

Which brings me to the second house on this tour – the Heritage B.

Heritage B

Square footage: 2,700 sq. ft.

This is the basement area as you come through the other side of the tunnel.

Basement entertaining area

On the main level, you have a gorgeous great room with an open concept living space.

Great room in-law house

Great room with fireplace and built-ins

Cathedral living area with built-ins

A bright and spacious kitchen.
White kitchen with white counters

It even has a wet bar area.

Wet bar in kitchen area

A bright master bedroom.

Master bedroom

And an ample master bathroom.
Master bathroom

There is a guest bedroom as well, but I didn’t get a photo of it.

4 Comments

  • Reply
    Karen
    August 7, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Loved all of your reviews and pics of Homerama 2018. Thank you! 🙂

  • Reply
    Judith
    August 7, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    Thanks so much for all the wonderful pics of the tour! Much appreciated!!

  • Reply
    Pamela Bolton
    August 8, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    I can just imagine a teen pizza party/movie night in the tunnel and media room. Also as granny suite for a granny who isn’t ready to sit in a corner. Loved this series. Thank you.

  • Reply
    J Mantha
    August 11, 2018 at 10:46 am

    This home has some real wow factors and some oh, that’s ok factors. Great having the kitchen in the center…course you need a great air handler to keep the kitchen smells from invading the rest of the house. I love the light from the windows but would need a larger walk-in pantry to store my bakeware, cookware, machines andand se sets of dishes (spring, summer, fall, winter, holiday, outdoor). The living room in Heritage I is my family room that was built six years ago. So glad to see it’s still in vogue. We are adding a carriage house to provide a proper garage (home was built in 1930s) and the tunnel to H2 is a perfect solution for local requirements. ie, all structures must be connected. It also serves to provide the answer to our wine cellar dilemma, which is currently a cold space in the cellar.

    I always look forward to your post, especially the house tours. Now that we’ve moved from the greater DC area to Pittsburgh we’ve discovered the homes here enjoy two kitchens. A proper kitchen on the main floor and a kitchen in the basement for entertaining outdoors (most properties are on a grade) or your basement, which usually includes a theater room, gaming room and bar. Now that we no longer have children in the home having rooms to entertain guest, other than the living area of the home, is delightful. Course the new home or renos in Pittsburgh provide a basement that is larger than many homes. Although, even the smaller homes we viewed as a temporary home had basement kitchens. So much cooler in a home without AC.

    Again, I love your posts and am thankful for the many ideas you provide. I find your energy and Joi de vivre to be inspirational.

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