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...
...so 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...