::Tour My New House::

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So, the house is pretty much done.

Unfortunately, today was the third scheduled closing that was cancelled. :(

There was a mess-up with the electric company, so we have no power....and with the storms that hit our area last week, they are behind.  So we keep waiting.  And waiting.

In the meantime, I thought I'd go over and take some decent pics.  Bogart decided to play Tour Guide Barbie....

Come on in.....

 Bogart notices  someone is waiting for us....Robyn Rose left her stuffed kitty to watch over stuff while we're waiting to move....

Anyway, this is the view as you enter my house.  One of the things I LOVE is all the arched doorways.  There's lots of craftsman details throughout.
They're yummy :)

Kitchen.....lots going on here, and I'm hoping it will all congeal once I get it decorated.  The builder dude did our walk-thru with us yesterday and mentioned that I should take pics and upload them to Houzz.  He thinks it looks super awesome.  He loved that we didn't do standard stuff.

 Laminate butcherblock.  Will replace with real butcherblock eventually methinks. Cabs are painted "Watery" by Sherwin Williams.

Didn't do a farmhouse sink, but did go with a single basin cast iron with this faucet....finish is called 'champagne bronze'....because obviously if they called it 'antique brass' no one would want it *rolling eyes*

Here's the other counter with some blue in it to coordinate with the cabs.  LOVE LOVE LOVE my antique brass pulls!  Not so down with the knobs, but they're easily changed out.

Floors are laminate too.

Uppers are a (bad) color match to Gliddens 'Antique White' which is used on the trim and walls throughout the house.  Not sure I like how taupe it looks.

Also, I have 2 industrial pendants to replace the ORB ones. Walls are Martha Stewart 'Spring Melt'...a sweet blue/green/grey.

Bogart is showing me where he'll be stationed much of the time...by the door to watch evil squirrels off the back covered porch.

Looking into the dining area (laundry/mud room off in the distance...)  Chandy will also be replaced with a super cool antique brass one I found on craigslist from a 70's house.  It's all kinds of awesome.

And here's looking into the great room....master is that doorway on the right.

Looking back to the entryway....to the right is the office/den...


And standing in the office looking across the way is an alcove with a coat closet and our 1/2 bath...

They hung my gramma's antique mirror for me :)  This bath has a pedestal sink, but it's super modern and sleek.  I'll have to cottagefy it with a skirt.

Back to the great room...got big plans for it after we get settled.  It's a blank canvas now!

Love the vaulted ceiling and huge windows...which look small in this pic, but you'll have to take my word for it.

Looking back to the front of the house from the fireplace.

I think we may do a window seat for this corner.  Bogart is preparing to stalk squirrels....

That cut out under the stairs will be a desk area/family command center.  Or a piano.
No sure yet. 

Just off the great room is the Master suite.  Love the wee windows :)

Lots of light, so I chose Martha Stewart's 'Brown Alpaca' for the walls.  I used it in my old kitchen.  It's a marvelous warm shade of brown....not too yellow, not too taupey/grey.

Looking back out to the main part of the house.

Here's my bath!  I have waited 28 years to have a big tub....I've gone over to sit in it just to practice.
Pocket door is cool too :)

Marble-look laminate in here.

Reflection from mirror to stool cubby and walk-in closet with another pocket door.

Nothing fancy for the shower because we had to fit the big tub in the floorplan.  Yes, that's beaded board around the tub.  Duh.

Well, that's all I got for today.  Bogart's ready to go.  I'll show you the upstairs another time...as there's no power, it's kinda dark for pics.

It's been torture to see everyone decorating for the holidays when my new house sits empty next door....we were supposed to close Nov 8th.  I hope we'll be moving in the next couple weeks so I can start christmasfying it!

If you have any questions, give me a shout.  And hey, have a happy Thanksgiving!
Sharing at Start at Home's Furniture and Paint party


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful home, and I love the old details, the built ins the arch ways..the cabinet colors in the kitchen. Looks like a great old house even though it is new.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Kori said...

So super lovely! I am totally in love with your color and finish touches....the arches? My fave. Definitely my style. I cant' wait to see the upstairs and how you Cindy-fy it! :)

Cassie Bustamante said...

it's adorable! i love the front door!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Very pretty! I love the colors in the kitchen and the burnished brass. I also love that built in bookcase.

HeatherF1 said...

I love the colors, and how light and bright it is! We just moved and the previous owners seemed to love dark colors. I will live with it for awhile to see if I can deal with it.
So excited for you! Hopefully you get in soon!

Three Birds Inspired said...

Wonderful! I adore all the arched doorways and the vaulted ceiling in the family room. Thanks for the tour! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a charming home Cindy! Love all the arches, the colors and the bight airy feel! Bet you can't wait to move in - enjoy!

morninglorycottage said...

I love, love, love your floor plan. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful pics and it really helped to see how the house flows. Love the colors you have chosen also. Can't wait to see it decorated.
I know exactly what you mean about looking at everyone else's holiday decorating. We're moving right after Christmas and it just seemed pointless to decorate to have to rush and pack it all away to move. So I'm decorating through Pinterest this year. Hope your holidays are wonderful and you get to move in soon.

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Ooooh, thanks ever so much for giving us the tour! Your home is beautiful! Oh, I love it so! Can't wait to see it with furniture and life and love in it! Happy Thanksgiving!

TinaTx said...

Congratulations - it looks wonderful! Can't wait to see it when you get your 'stamp' on it.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Siggie said...

Thanks for the house tour, it's beautiful, and I love the floor plan also. Good luck with the move-in! Moving into a beautiful new home has got to be one of the most exciting pleasures in this world!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Laura Lily said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog and I am looking forward to seeing how you decorate your lovely new house! Have a nice Thanksgiving!

Rebecca said...

I can't wait to see your "stuff" filling these unique and lovely spaces! Will you have time to decorate for Christmas?????

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jenny said...

Love the arches and details you chose - and the floors are fab! What material did you use on the floors in the master? Tile? So pretty! What unfair torture to not be able to move into such a pretty and perfectly ready, new house!!

Melanie said...

I love all the awesome architectural details in your new home! Beautiful.

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

Amazing! Love your choices, the kitchen colours, the front door, the arches... you are one lucky gal!

Karina Russell said...

Lucky You! Your home is beautiful. I love the pitched ceilings, arches, stone on the fireplace, architectural details. Can't wait to see it after you've moved in and put your personal touches on it. The colors are beautiful.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your kitchen looks fantastic and I really love the colour you chose for that room. The hood above your range is going to be sent right away to my carpenter who can't understand what I want when I say "simple" hood! Thanks for that.

Anonymous said...

So pretty ~ love the cottagey feel and all of your colors, very charming!

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

I would be over there anyway with a sleeping bag and flashlight. Undercover. I can't believe how welcoming and cozy it feels...and its empty!! I thought that was impossible. Put me down for Team Piano under the stairs.

(and you didn't even MENTION those bookcases between those columns -- squeal!!)

JunkStuffTreasures said...

So, so pretty! I've never had a "new construction" house- it must be so nice to choose all the fixtures, colors, etc.. Enjoy!

LL from KS said...

I love your new house! I can't wait to see you turn it into a home! Such a neat floor plan! Love your colors you chose. Hopefully all the kinks will get fixed so you can move in! I'd be totally giddy to get to decorate that place!

Claudia said...

It's GORGEOUS! I am so excited for you!!!


C-ingspots said...

Very pretty. I love the brass pulls on the kitchen cabinets, and the built-ins in the great room. Nice! But, I especially love the laminate floor choice in the kitchen...would you mind sharing what brand/color you used? Can't wait to see it all moved in and homey. I'm a new reader, my first time here.

Holly said...

Oh, your new home is beautiful and sooooo you!!!
I love your color choices and the arches and the bookshelves between the columns in the great room. I can't wait until you're in and can decorate!

Unknown said...

Whether you call it antique brass or champagne bronze, I believe its physical appearance can attract buyers. Hehe! Names can be deceiving, right? Anyway, you've got a nice house, Cindy! I'm also glad you didn't stick to the standard. :)

Gayle Manning @ Gruner Brass

Unknown said...

I love your house, Cindy! It's very spacious, and I bet you're planning for different interior designs for every room. Hehe! Hope you'll update me with your move and the redecorating plans. In case you're planning to rebuild some rooms, I hope you can also give us some sneak peek. Thanks! :)

Yolande Leake @ Co-Construct.com

Cathy Cobblestone said...

It's beautiful Cindy - I'm just now seeing it for the first time. I'm so glad you got in a little before Christmas. All of your touches will make it just perfect! Congrats - glad the journey is over - I know it is a relief!

jdyhnt said...

Really lovely -- I'm jealous of all of the nice features like arched doorways and built in shelves. Will be interested to see how you decorate. Best wishes!!

Nancy @ Wrapped In Love said...

LOVE your new house!!


Unknown said...

Wicked. What a really immaculate place you've built and got for yourselves! I guess what's left to do next is to check out the neighborhood, and really scope your location for all the benefits it can bring. Like how college campus areas can give you ties to different types of communities and the ever-shifting social tides.

Traditions Realty


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