Happy Tuesday, everyone! I hope everything is wonderful with you. I was going to share this reader’s home (@craftsmanluxe) on my “Beautiful Homes of Instagram” series a few months back but due a health issue, I had to reschedule it and I am happy to be sharing this newly-built home with you guys today. I hope you enjoy it! 🙂
“When my husband and I first moved to the Midwest we had lots of graduate school debt and no children. We bought a small, simple home with a tiny yard. We finished the basement and felt happy and comfortable. As our family grew, it became difficult to fit in our house. We began looking for a larger home. We searched on and off for nearly ten years but we never found what we wanted. It was easy to find houses that were bigger and had larger yards. But they never seemed any nicer so it never seemed worthwhile to move.
The idea of building was completely out of the question because it seemed risky and overwhelming. But one day we happened across the Facebook posts of a builder whose style we loved. After a lot of thought my husband and I came to the realization that we wanted to live in our dream house with our children to enjoy it with us rather than waiting until they were grown and moved out. So if we couldn’t find what we wanted then it was time to go ahead and build what we wanted.
We didn’t know exactly what we wanted the house to look like. But we wanted to enjoy beautiful workmanship. So we knew that everything had to be done to the highest possible standard. We were also concerned about oversights sneaking into our construction. So we wanted to make sure that we did our research and got things right the first time.
The one room we had a good vision of from the start was the kitchen. We knew we wanted a Wolf Range and a Subzero fridge. Luckily we also knew that those big commercial appliances were nonstandard sizes and the cabinets and ventilation had to be designed to accommodate them.
Our construction was not without its fair share of challenges. But the house turned out lovely and we wanted to share it so that it could be seen and enjoyed by people who love design. We chose to document our story here as a way to thank those who posted before us and to inspire those who come after us.”
Thanks for touring our home.
Sandra and Andy, Homeowners.
Custom shaker style cabinets by Amish cabinetry is used throughout the house.
The island lights are Small Lanterns from the E.F. Chapman Darlana Collection by Visual Comfort in Polished Nickel.
Countertops are LG Viaterra Minuet. The fabricator finished the counters with square eased hand polished edges with sharp inside corners and 0 inch radius eased outside corners.
The panels on the front of the island match the cabinet doors and the hood. The lovely flower box on the left is from Ross.
The kitchen backsplash is made with Atlas Concorde Eon Carrara Brick that match perfectly with the countertops. We used white grout.
There is over five feet of space between the island and the range for plenty of room to accommodate multiple chefs and kids all using the space at the same time.
The plumbing fixtures from left to right are a Perrin & Rowe Traditional Filter Faucet in polished chrome, air activated switch button for the garbage disposal, Perrin & Rowe 4-Hole Kitchen Faucet With Sidespray, and Perrin and Rowe Soap/Lotion Dispenser.
The sink is a Shaws Original 2 Bowl Fireclay Apron Front Kitchen Sink in white with a Shaws Basket Strainer.
The kitchen island has a seamless countertop that is 110 inches long and 64 inches wide.
The fridge is a Subzero 36 inch Built-In Refrigerator and the Freezer is a Subzero 36 inch Built-In Freezer. They have pro style handles. The full length cabinets house a concealed pantry. We also have a walk-in pantry for additional storage space. Additionally, we especially love how the detail on the island posts turned out.
On the island sink, the plumbing fixtures from left to right are polished chrome Perrin & Rowe Soap/Lotion Dispenser, air switch for the garbage disposal, and Perrin & Rowe Single Lever Single Hole Kitchen Faucet With Sidespray.
The sink is a Shaws Single Bowl Fireclay Apron Front Kitchen Sink in White.
All cabinets are painted Sherwin Williams Extra White.
Cabinet Hardware: The cabinet knobs and pulls are from Top Knobs. The pulls are from the Edwardian collection in polished chrome. The knobs are from the Chateau Collection. We used decorative panels on the ends of the cabinets to give them a more finished look.
This entire space feels open and connected. Notice the cabinet layout in the kitchen.
The flower box on the kitchen table was made by a vendor at a local craft market.
The dining table extends to 112 inches but has two concealable leaves. The French doors are from Marvin. The handles are contemporary handles in oil rubbed bronze.
Dining Table: Here.
Dining Chairs: Here.
The light above the dining table is a Linear Pendant from the E.F. Chapman Darlana Collection by Visual Comfort in Polished Nickel.
The kitchen opens to an inviting dining area and family room.
The China Cabinet coordinates with the Sedona table.
The hardwood flooring throughout the entire main level is from the Mirage Natural Collection. It is a 5 inch wide knotty walnut with a charcoal/cashmere finish – similar (different sizes) here, here & here.
We liked the box newel posts and square balusters for their traditional look.
The railing is custom stained to match the walnut stair treads. We chose to use open stairs to highlight the exposed walnut treads. We also love the contrast of the white woodwork against the dark wood flooring.
Bathroom cabinet paint color is Sherwin Williams Extra White.
The faucets are Perrin and Rowe Georgian Era Column Spout Widespread Faucets in polished chrome. After purchasing the faucets we discovered that they conveniently swivel from side to side.
The sconces are from Restoration Hardware – similar here.
We are happy that we chose to tile all the way to the ceiling. The coloring of the room all goes together just as we had hoped.
The towel rings are from Rohl.
The walls are Repose Gray from Sherwin Williams.
The shower tile is from the EON Carrara collection from Atlas Concorde. The grout on the walls is white. The grout on the floor tiles is Rolling Fog. We used a white Schluter edge for a clean finish on the rough ends of the tiles. All the showers in the house have frameless glass walls and doors.
See more marble tiles here.
The light is a Crystorama Calypso three light glass ball crystal chandelier.
The shower features a Perrin & Rowe Georgian Era Pressure Balance Trim Kit with a diverter and a wall mounted shower arm on a sliding rail. A Rohl 5 inch Bordano showerhead completes the look.
The tub is a Kohler 60×32 inch soaker tub. The tub deck uses the same material as our countertops. The tiles are the same as those used in the master shower and behind the sinks.
The tub filler is a Perrin & Rowe Georgian Era Exposed Tub/Shower Mixer Valve with Lever Handles in polished chrome.
The tub filler adds a nice decorative element to this beautiful bath nook.
We chose a Perrin & Rowe Bridge Kitchen Faucet with Sidespray in polished chrome and a Shaw Apron Front Sink for an industrial feel for this workspace. Also note how well the EON tile blends seamlessly with the Viaterra Minuet countertops.
The towel rings are from Rohl.
Efficiency is critical with our family of six. We choose the LG Sidekick instead of a traditional pedestal for our washing machine so that we could do two different loads of laundry at the same time.
The mudroom features a custom bench and cubbies. Since the room also has a coat closet we chose not to put hooks on the cubbies and to use them primarily as seating.
The floor uses Eon Carrara 24 inch rectified floor tiles from Atlas Concorde with Rolling Fog grout.
Extra White by Sherwin Williams.
The walls are Repose Gray from Sherwin Williams.
The light is a Capital Lighting Stanton 6 light Foyer Light.
Make sure to follow @craftsmanluxe for more details.
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