By Tuesday of this week, I could have sworn the week should be over already. Do you ever have weeks like that? Here’s to better days as we head towards the end of the week, right? On a positive note, I’m excited about today’s Homearama 2019 tour, as it’s one of my favorites, and I think you’ll love it too. First, let’s get the details…
House #4 – The Benjamin
Square Footage: 4,152 sq. ft.
Builder: WP Land Company, LLC
You’ll notice from a square footage perspective, it’s not huge, but honestly, I’m all for well-utilized spaces over size. I’ve seen plenty of houses that have lots of square footage, but it doesn’t function well, or make sense. Homes that are laid out well, with good floor plans and proper space utilization always feel bigger to me, if that makes any sense. Let’s look at the exterior first.
While I’m tired of all-things-farmhouse in general, I feel like “modern farmhouse” is in a category of its own. Clean lines, classic style and great contrast draw me in from the get go.
I love the brick work on the outdoor spaces of this home. It really warms things up and keeps it interesting with the different brick patterns.
I also loved the decor through much of this home. For an extra $200k, you could buy it fully furnished. It’s funny, when you’re looking at homes that are priced over a $1 million, an extra $200k for having it furnished seems like a deal in a weird sort of way.
This home is a bit different than others in that it has a formal dining room. Even though I prefer one dining room for everything, I do love the style of it in this house. I like the molding detail, the drapes, the light fixture, the windows – all of it.
To the left is the office – more of the bold color trend we’ve been seeing so far. The gold accents against the dark walls and trim are sharp in here, and I like the contrast of the drapes as well.
And a super cool staircase that leads to the upstairs. I never seem to tire of this pattern on carpet.
To the back of the house is the great room. I’m not loving the fireplace, and I wish the ceiling was a little higher, but I like the beams and how it flows with the kitchen.
And the kitchen… Loving the mix of painted and stained cabinetry in here (and notice how the cabinets aren’t white). I’m also digging the criss-cross detail on the ends of the island. And let’s not forget how the counter extends as the backsplash. Love that look.
The bar stools are perfect for this kitchen, don’t you think?
There’s a butler’s pantry off the kitchen as well, which I think is really sharp. A cool mix of cabinetry and stained open shelving with a herringbone subway tile backsplash.
And another view of the dining room…
Here is the breakfast nook. Not a fan of the octopus light fixture going on in here.
A sweet pantry in this house too. I’ve noticed a trend where pantries are set up with electric outlets for small appliances so you can get them off your countertops. And I love the idea of a beverage fridge in here too.
Outside, the brick work continues on the patio.
A hip looking powder room with grasscloth wallpaper and a cool geometric mirror in here too.
And storage-a-plenty in the mud room.
Heading upstairs, there is a space to hang out and watch tv…
A high contrast powder room. I love the mix of black subway and hex tile in here. So sharp.
A bold bedroom…
A super spacious laundry room is also on the second floor.
Complete with plenty of room for folding.
There was also a room that served as a great guest room with plenty of space to stretch out.
The master bedroom had my style written all over it in many ways – the navy accents, lots of windows, grasscloth wallpaper.
And the master bathroom… Hello, gorgeous.
The tub and the shower were in this massive space.
All I need is the big shower. 🙂
There was another bedroom and a Jack and Jill bathroom on the second floor as well. I’m kind of surprised that the master wasn’t on the main floor, as that seems to be the trend these days. But I really love the design in this house. Very clean and classic, and fitting with the look of the home overall. The designer is Designs on Madison – so well done.
What do you think of this house?