2018 Homearama: Day Three

I hope you’re all enjoying the 2018 Homearama tours so far, and I will preface this post by saying that the interior of this house is one of my favorites.  Beautiful finishes, and very on trend, with a classic look that’s made for entertaining.  The exterior is another take on the modern farmhouse, very pretty, albeit a bit boxy compared to the modern farmhouse exterior on day two.  But I know there is a lot here that you’re going to love, just as I did.

If you missed any of the tour so far, you can click here for Day One and Day Two.

The Woodburn

Square footage: 6,500 sq. ft.
Price: $1.5M
Builder: Sterling Homes
Website: www.sterlinghomescincinnati.com

While I like all of the exterior finishes – the stone, the black mullioned windows, the wood beams, it seems a little too … boxy, and maybe even a bit modern, at first glance.  But, I will say that I got over my issues upon setting foot inside.

Modern farmhouse exterior

I love the gas light exterior fixtures.  The charm just gets me every time.

Modern farmhouse with exterior gaslamps

Upon entering, the stairs are to the right, with a cute, exposed brick powder room too.

2018 Homearama Modern Farmhouse Tour

How awesome is this powder room?  Notice the black and gold finishes in here, and tuck those in your mind for future reference.

2018 Homearama Modern Farmhouse Tour - Exposed brick powder room

To the left of the main foyer is a masculine study (and I’m of course immediately drawn to that cute plaid ottoman).

Gray paneled office in modern farmhouse

As you go straight ahead, you walk into the dining area, which opens up to a gorgeous outdoor entertaining area.  This home had some great lighting fixtures that just kicked up the wow factor even more.

Exposed Brick Wall in Dining Room

The kitchen is to the right, and I don’t know if you can tell, but the cabinets are not white.  They’re a gorgeous shade of taupe that is perfect in the space, and works beautifully with the wood tones in here as well.  A gorgeous mix, still bright, but not stark.

Exposed Brick Kitchen

Modern farmhouse kitchen tour

And the gold finishes are just the jewelry in this beautiful room.

Greige kitchen with island

Exposed brick wall in kitchen

Exposed brick kitchen with large island

The entertainment space carries into the living area with more sliding doors that also take you outside.

Modern farmhouse living room

Here’s a peek at the backyard, looking towards the back of the house.

Modern farmhouse backyard entertaining area

Notice the retractable screens they have here.  How perfect – you can put them down if it’s buggy outside, essentially doubling your entertainment area.

Modern farmhouse backyard with sliding screens

And a huge fireplace area too.Modern farmhouse backyard with fireplace

Back inside, the master bedroom is off the living room, with another eye catching light fixture.  It’s not huge, but it’s bright and cozy, with the beams carrying through here as well.

Modern farmhouse master bedroom

This master bathroom was one of my favorites – so spectacular with the black cabinets and gold finishes, and molding for miles.

Master bathroom with black cabinets and gold hardware

Then there is the bling of the chandelier and this super-striking black subway tiled shower wall.  I love this unexpected element so much – the pattern of the tile is unusual and interesting too.  Almost like a herringbone pattern on the diagonal.   Subway tile in all different colors, sizes and textures was also a big thing this year, which proves to me that subway tile really is timeless.Master bathroom with black subway tile

As we headed upstairs, the striking chandelier and molding was highlighted.

Star chandelier in entryway

Laundry upstairs (although in most of these homes they had laundry on more than one floor).

Modern farmhouse laundry room

A pretty girl’s room with another dark accent wall and a sharp chandelier.

Another one with a mural on the wall, and an uber-cool light fixture.  I want to redo all of my light fixtures in the house after seeing these.Pink bedroom with mural

A cool boy’s room with corrugated metal sheeting as a backdrop for the bed.  Clever, and it works in the niche of wall space for the bed, don’t you think?Modern farmhouse bedroom

A pretty indigo bathroom.

Indigo bathroom

A cool surprise space that this house has is off the kitchen, toward the back of the house.  A separate staircase leads you upstairs (this is a shot from the top).

Modern Farmhouse bonus area

It’s like it’s own little separate apartment – perfect for guests, with every amenity they could possibly need.  A living and eating area –

Modern farmhouse bonus room

And even a kitchen space.

Modern farmhouse kitchen

The bedroom is pretty darn sweet for a “spare living area”, don’t you think?  Wow.

Modern farmhouse bonus bedroom

And I even love the bathroom – how fun is that tile?  Big and small hex tiles in a classic black and white.

Modern farmhouse bonus bathroom

Even with this bonus space, this home still has a basement.

Wine wall

Finished basement theater room Finished basement with pool table

I really love this simple shiplap bathroom with the floating wood counter.  Classic and striking all at once.Shiplap bathroom wall

So what do you think of this house?  How does it rank for you so far?  



  • Reply
    July 30, 2018 at 10:24 am

    I love all the exposed brick. My dear friend has it in her kitchen, and I have been wanting to duplicate it for years.

    • Reply
      July 30, 2018 at 3:24 pm

      I want it now too!!!

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    July 30, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    This is my favorite by far. It is absolutely stunning!

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      July 30, 2018 at 3:25 pm

      Me too, Debbie. I love just about everything about it! It’s big, but it still feels warm and welcoming, and is meant for entertaining guests.

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    July 31, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Haven’t made it out there yet (better hurry, last week!) but from the pictures I can see that Cinti. designers are still stuck on the beige/gray/boring/overdone color schemes. The one pic of a black hallway was too much. Do these people not live here in the winter? Today is a great example of how dark and depressing those colors can be–or should I say, ARE. My eyes glaze over when I see one more tan/taupe/sand/beige colored wall. Same goes for any shade of grey. I do like bits and pieces of many rooms, and there (thankfully) are a couple rooms that look brighter with lighter colors. Overall, after seeing your 3 days’ worth of posts so far, glad I haven’t spent the money to go. Will it get any better????

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    Shelley @ Calypso in the Country
    August 1, 2018 at 9:56 am

    I see what you mean – gorgeous house! I am loving all the brick, especially in the downstairs bathroom!

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    Lise Couture
    December 12, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    This home is well decorated .I love it, I would like to know where you purchased the Light in the kitchen , over the counter the round chandelier. Sorry my english.is not to good.thank you!

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      December 15, 2021 at 10:12 am

      That’s from a home tour that I visited, not my home. Sorry, I don’t have the source.

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