Wednesday, June 16, 2010

House Tour

Last week I was MIA around here, because my dad and stepmom were visiting from Phoenix.  One of the things my stepmom and I like to do is visit model homes.  This time around, I found my dream house.  Don't get me wrong, I love my current house, but if I ever get the chance (and $) to move up, this is where I'm going.

Unfortunately, I did not have my camera with me, but I was able to get some photos off the website.  The thing I loved the most was the floorplan, and I know there's no way you'll be able to get the idea from these photos, bur maybe this will help a little bit.

Exterior.  There was an almost $16,000 premium for this elevation with the stone work.  The house looks much smaller from the front than it does on the inside.  It's 2768 sq ft, plus a huge basement.

As you enter the foyer area, there is a study to the right, and dining room to the left (the model was a mirror image of the above floor plan).  Looking through the dining room you can see the butler's pantry with sink and warming drawer.  Just beyond that was a large laundry room.

Straight ahead as you entered you were facing this fireplace and great room.  Two bedrooms and a bath are down the hallway.

Just to the left (in the approximate position that the above photo was taken), is the breakfast area and beyond that, the kitchen.

The kitchen had a breakfast bar area, which housed the sink, so that as you were standing at the sink you were looking out into the... called "Hearth Room", although this one did not have the optional fireplace. 

There's no picture of it, but that sliding door on the right goes out to a fabulous screened-in porch.  This was not your typical kind of shabby screened-in porch that looks like an afterthought.  This one looked like a part of the house.

Unfortunately, there are no photos of the bedrooms, either.  The master suite was wonderful:  a large bedroom, a closet the size of my son's bedroom, and a spa-like bathroom (below).

For our purposes, we would need at least one more bedroom (plenty of room in the basement for that).  What I really loved about it was that there were multiple living spaces, and that it was open but at the same time, spaces were defined.  Not to mention that the model had every possible upgrade known to man, enough to probably double the base price of the house.

I can always dream...


Xazmin said...

The house is GORGEOUS! I used to spend hours pouring over floorplans, trying to find my "dream home".

But you see, I have an issue with my kids bedrooms being on a separate side of the house than mine! I know...I'm paranoid that way. And my parnoia has been reaffirmed with the 2 housefires we have had in our neighborhood in the past 2 years!

Luckily, I will never be able to afford a home bigger than the one I am currently in...and the bedrooms are all on the same side!!

I've missed visiting...I'm hoping to get back in the swing of things!

Mom in High Heels said...

WOW! I love the layout. It's almost exactly what I would design for myself. And on a full basement? Heaven.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Yes, definitely yes! I saw the plan and thought, "It's nice, but I'd want a basement." Then your next sentence said it has a huge basement. Sold! :) Love the idea of a nice screened in porch too.

Anna said...

it looks like a beautiful house, especially the bathroom! I like the split floor plan with the master bedroom on the opposite side of the other bedrooms

FrouFrouBritches said...

When Hubby and I travel to Texas, we always dream out loud about winning the lottery (we always buy one ticket when we go to Texas) and we look at houseplan magazines the whole 5 hour drive. I looove this plan, but I need one more bedroom. I love the "hearth room", but I would have to have the fireplace in it. Lovin' the laundry room!!! My dream house is my FAVORITE dream, okay, it might come in second to the one where I look like a bikini model - just saying.

Pamela said...

That house looks to die for! Thanx for sharing! I like to dream too!;)