2018 Homearama: Day Five

We’re hitting the halfway mark with the 2018 Homearama, with the Day Five tour today.  The exterior of this house is another classic beauty, with lots of architectural interest.  In case you missed any of the tours so far, you can catch up here:

2018 Homearama: Day One
2018 Homearama: Day Two
2018 Homearama: Day Three
2018 Homearama: Day Four

The Shaker Run

Square footage: 4,215 sq. ft.
Price: $1M
Builder: Justin Doyle Homes
Builder website: www.justindoylehomes.com

Traditional exterior

This home is one of the “smaller” homes on the tour, at just over 4,200 square feet, but it still has great curb appeal.  I’m personally a fan of the additional detached garage (with cute dormer) with covered walkway that connects it to the house.  Little details like that always get me.

As you walk inside, the living room is straight ahead with a wall of windows and beautiful rustic beams.

Large living room with wall of windows

The stained wood carries over to the wall of built-ins and a fireplace.  A nice change from painted wood (even though I love painted wood).

Stone fireplace with stained wood surround

To the left of the entry is the office area with a paneled wall of exposed shelving.

Rustic office

The really cool element of this office is the doors.  This is something I’ve never seen before – sliding barn doors on the corner.  Very clever.

Sliding barn doors on the angle

The master bedroom is on the main floor.

Master bedroom tour

They had a pretty shiplap clad fireplace, carrying through the rustic wood finishes with the mantel.  (Not sure what’s going on with that little throw rug in front of it).Master bedroom with shiplap fireplace

A white master bathroom (after earlier tours with some cool, glam bathrooms, this one seems a little too vanilla by comparison).Master bathroom with white cabinets

Making our way toward the kitchen, there is a large eating area

Dining area off kitchen

But there is also another eating area in the kitchen, which I didn’t like.  Too many tables and chairs in here.  Full disclosure, this home was purchased and some of the specs were to the taste of the owners.  I just think that the adjoining dining area offers plenty of seating, and this seems like a bit too much.  Unless they have ten kids, then I take that back.
White kitchen with built-in eating area

White kitchen with black island

One thing that I loved in this home were the mudroom built-ins.  The mix of stain and painted wood is just so sharp, and I love the curved contour of the dividers.  It’s not overly deep either, but there is still plenty of room for everything.

Mudroom seating

Heading upstairs, there was an interesting wall treatment on the way.

Upstairs wall treatment

A cute and bold nursery.

Baby nursery with black and white striped walls

Another bedroom with a painted wall mural.Bedroom with mural

There was one room with a glow in the dark seascape, but it was too dark to photograph.

There was also an upstairs recreation room, which was cute, but it was wide open to the stairway making me think that noise would carry downstairs.

Upstairs recreation room

I’m not sure if the basement was finished, but it was roped off, so we couldn’t see it. 

That wraps up this home tour.  Honestly, not my favorite, but again, there were unique elements that I really did love and appreciate.



  • Reply
    Shelley @ Calypso in the Country
    August 1, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    Nice, but nothing really blew me away. Not that I would refuse the house if someone gave it to me though! I think I like the outside better than the inside.

    • Reply
      August 1, 2018 at 9:51 pm

      My sentiments exactly, Shelley!

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