2018 Homearama: Day Four

I know it probably feels like I’m dragging things out doing one Homearama home tour every day, but these houses are big. That said, there is a lot to show for each one, so in the interest of keeping the photo overload to a minimum, it seems like one tour a day  is reasonable.  

If you’re catching up, here are the home tours so far:

2018 Homearama – Day One
2018 Homearama – Day Two
2018 Homearama – Day Three

The Ashby Manor

Square footage: 5,175 sq. ft.
Price: $1.275M
Builder: Wieland Builders
Website: www.wielandbuilders.com

The exterior of this home has great curb appeal – a great mix of stone and wood siding with pretty rooflines and dormers.  And I just now notices how pretty the porch pillars are with the delicate details that flank them.  Do you see it?

Homearama Exterior

An unusual feature as you approach the house – a covered porch and fireplace on the front of the house.  Not sure how I feel about it.  It’s pretty, but I don’t know if I would be out there drinking my morning coffee if my neighbors could see me in plain view.  But it’s definitely pretty, and I could imagine hanging out here on a rainy day with a good book.  Although those retractable screens that I saw in other homes on the tour would be nice to have here too.

Front porch with stone fireplace

When you walk inside, you’re greeted with a staircase and family room straight ahead.  Pretty hardwood floors that carry the “X” detail into the dining room.

Home tour - entry with hardwood floors

One of the few formal dining rooms on the tour.  Definitely has a formal vibe to it, but very pretty, and I love the ceiling detail.

Dining Room with blue walls

Opposite of the dining room is this cool looking office.

Home office with built-ins

There is also a nice sized powder room here.  I like the size of it, and the stained shiplap is a nice change from the white you see so often.  And the vanity and faucet aren’t too shabby either.

Stained wood shiplap powder room

I didn’t get a lot of good photos of the basement – it was a bit too dark for good shots, but I did get one of the basement bedroom, which is light and bright.

Basement bedroom

A sleek basement bathroom (notice the cool slider for the shower – almost like a barn door).  And more subway tile in a rich gray.

Basement Bathroom with dark subway tile

Upstairs there are bedrooms for the kiddos.

Bedroom with two twin beds

Another cool black and white bathroom with the same hex tile we saw in the home yesterday.  You can really see how sleek this shower door is though.

White bathroom with black tile

Girl's room with polka dot walls

Girl's bathroom with taupe cabinets

Back downstairs, we go through the master bedroom and bathroom.  Not overly huge, but plenty of room for a nice retreat, and the ceiling detail is the star of the show.

Master bedroom home tour

Master bedroom home tour

The master bathroom – 

Master bathroom home tour

Master bathroom home tour

The laundry room is back in this area of the home as well.  Love the floor in here – the color and the positioning of the tile.

Laundry room with dark tile floor

Headed back out to the main living area, you can see how the open floor plan flows (and more stone and beam detail work here as well).

Open concept family room

From here you can see the full length of the room – what a beautiful space!  Those beams are divine, and they really ground the room.  And look, there’s my crypt-keeper chandelier in the dining room (I still love it, my husband just ruined it for me).Open concept living/dining/kitchen

Stone wall in living room

Cool barstools in this bright and beautiful kitchen, and I’m really loving all of the fabrics they used in here.

Large kitchen with island

Have you ever seen such a stunning sink?  Hammered stainless steel?  

Hammered farmhouse sink

And a gorgeous backsplash behind the range (again, the “X” design from the dining room and entry way being carried through here).Gray mosaic tile backsplash

Large butcher block kitchen island

An awesome mudroom off the kitchen has room for all of your shoes, coats and backpacks.

Mudroom with herringbone tile floor

A pretty outdoor lounging area (with retractable screens – love that feature so much).

Outdoor fireplace

And even more outdoor space to keep the party going.Outdoor pergola

That wraps up this tour.  What do you think?  Anything you really love?  I’m really loving the huge open concept living areas in these homes.  The flow just works for the way people live these days.

More to come!



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    July 31, 2018 at 7:42 am

    I’ll take that vaulted ceiling in the kitchen. Dreamy!!! Enjoying all the homes.

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    July 31, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    This one is very nice, too. Love the beams and the flooring.

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    July 31, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    Also, what is the sq. footage of this home, please?

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    July 31, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Each space in this home is outstandingly gorgeous

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    Shelley @ Calypso in the Country
    August 1, 2018 at 10:02 am

    I adore everything about this home! The dining room is just perfect. Love all the tile and that fabulous back splash over the stove. It makes me wish I went with something other than subway tile above mine. I love herringbone tile too. Great home! I am glad you are doing one home per day. It gives us a chance to focus on one at a time…and provides something to look forward to the next day!

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