How wonderful it is to start this day with you all! We just came back from a short vacation and having a new home by Pike Properties (previously featured here, here & here – make sure to check these house tours!) certainly makes me feel extra happy to be back to work!
Here, the builder share some insights on this new-construction:
“Working with an award winning home design firm, this home was conceptualized and planned out with the utmost in attention to detail. Unique architectural elements abound, with the most prominent being the curved window set with extended roof overhang that looks a bit like a watch tower. Painting that feature a dark color, ensured that it remained noticeable without overtaking the front facade. Extensive cedar was used to add a bit of rustic charm to the home, and warm up the exterior. All cedar is stained in Benjamin Moore Hidden Valley. If you look at each side of the highest gable, you will see two cedar beams flaring out. This was such a small detail, but well worth the cost for a crane and many men to lift and secure them in place at 30 feet in height. Many have asked the guys at Pike what the style of this home is, and neither them nor the architects have a set answer. Pike Properties feels it blends many architectural styles into one unique home. If we had to call it something though, it would be Modern English Country.”
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Main Body Paint Color – Benjamin Moore Olympic Mountains.
Dark Accent Paint- Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal.
Shingles- CertainTeed Landmark Pewter.
“This home measures around 100 feet in depth, and that allowed for the most unique feature, a Porte-Cochère that leads to a motor court. Porte-Cochère’s originated in the late 18th and early 19th century in luxury private mansions and public buildings, to allow horse carriages to drop off passengers in all weather conditions, without passengers being exposed to the elements. Today, many luxury private residences, and still many public buildings, have them.”
The porch is covered in bluestone which is a great material for a clean, simplistic look. The builder was able to vault part of the porch to make it feel grand. V-Groove was chosen for the ceiling trim, as it is stylish and durable. Cedar is stained in Benjamin Moore Hidden Valley.
Porch Chairs: here – similar.
The builder incorporate windows on the side wall of this foyer so it wouldn’t feel dark and closed in. The windows overlook the Porte Cochère where guests may very well have parked their car. If you look closely at the ceiling, there is some intricate trim detail that forms four large quadrants with a central diamond.
The paint color through all main living areas of the home, hallways, closets, mudroom, and laundry room is Benjamin Moore Dove Wing with Benjamin Moore White Dove trim.
The kitchen of this home was a labor of love. At the heart of it is the 10 foot wide by 4 foot deep White Oak island with plentiful room for 4 people to sit comfortably.
A cabinet front Thermador fridge can be found at the far right of this picture.
This Brizo Litze bridge faucet gives continuity with the black and gold color scheme.
Placing the range in front of a window was a unique and very nice setup, however that meant that there is no way to have a traditional range hood like most people are used to seeing. The solution is a flush mount range hood.
Island Range Hood with Wireless Remote Control: Zephyr Lux.
Tying the whole kitchen together is the mosaic backslash tile. The tile is visually stunning and brought all the color tones of the space into harmony. The mosaic tile is Soho Studio Empress Helena – Other Luxurious Backsplash Tiles: Here, Here, Here, Here, Here, Here, Here, Here & Here.
Kitchen Sconces: Hudson Valley Lighting Garden City.
Working with a custom cabinet maker allowed the builder to add neat features like this utensil drawer next to the range. It offers a perfect spot for cooking utensils and knife storage with material to keep knives sharpened.
“Another neat element of the custom cabinets are the fact that tucked away inside their own cubbies are two built in White Oak cutting boards and two built-in White Oak serving trays. When stowed away, the pop of wood again the gray cabinets looks amazing.”
The builder chose gray as the cabinet color, specifically Benjamin Moore OC-52 Gray Owl. They wanted a color that wasn’t too bold and would take away from the other elements of the space. Gray cabinets are in trend right now and for good reason. The cabinetry was custom crafted in Charlotte and is all beaded inset.
Cabinet Hardware: Schaub and Company Menlo Park in Satin Brass Pulls & Knobs. Cup Pulls are Nostalgic Warehouse Farmhouse Cup Pulls in Satin Brass.
Painted in Benjamin Moore Dove Wing, this dining room also features wainscoting and X-beam ceiling with V-groove inlay.
Chandelier is Hudson Valley Lighting Mason in Aged Brass.
This pantry is adjacent to the kitchen through a cased opening, and functions as a perfect spot for additional storage, wine storage, a coffee station, and much more. The builder added a large wall of open bookcase style shelving to cover one wall and it can be used to store fine china, bar ware, cookbooks, etc. Cabinet color is Benjamin Moore Soot.
Wine Fridge: Thermador Freedom.
The wine rack is custom made out of White Oak by the cabinet maker who constructed all the cabinetry, and boasts an enamel center with LED backlighting. With the flip of a switch, the wine rack comes to life.
Faucet: Delta Trinsic Pull Out Spray in Matte Black (Often recommended by builders and designers).
The afternoon sunshine pours into this living room and creates the perfect spot to sit and relax. The fireplace was kept simple and clean with a cast stone mantle and black granite hearth. The tray ceiling adds the perfect level of volume to the space, and flush mounted cedar beams add warmth and texture.
Floor Lamp: here.
Windows and natural light abound. The 4 panel French door set leads outside to a screened terrace.
Hardwood Flooring: The same flooring you see here spans throughout most of the home. It is 4 1/4″ White Oak finished off in an Eco-Friendly product called Rubio Monocoat. It is a finish that is eco-friendly and durable. The best part about it is that if any spot is damaged or needs to be touched up, you only need to touch the one spot, and don’t have to refinish all the floors on that level as with traditional poly stain. This finish is their Oyster color.
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This vanity is great because it looks sleek and clean as a vanity in a guest bath should, but also offers 2 drawers of storage space. The builder maintained the brass and black color scheme found throughout many spaces of the home. Wall color is Benjamin Moore Moonshine.
Vanity: Restoration Hardware Reclaimed Russian Oak Vanity in Reclaimed Natural Oak – similar here.
Faucet: Brizo Levoir in Brillance Luxe Gold.
The design of this U-shaped staircase with the unique staggered windows allows so much natural light to flow into the home and creates visual interest without the need to add trim detailing. It’s sleek and clean, like the whole home. Metal railings were used to further the modern, sleek vibes.
Bench: Gabby Gayle Bench.
The upstairs hallway wraps around the open staircase, making the whole house open and well connected. The metal staircase railing is custom.
We painted all interior window trim in Sherwin Williams Iron Ore to make them pop, and that is also the same color as all interior doors.
Chandelier: Visual Comfort Choros Two-Tier.
Set aside off the upstairs hallway and with an interior window that actually overlooks the stairway, is a built-in desk space designed to be a kids homework nook. The countertop is a simple engineered quartz. Cabinet paint color is Benjamin Moore Van Deusen Blue HC-156.
Here is the inside of the curved window set we saw out front. This is an inspiring home office space meant to help the homeowner be as productive as possible.
Pendant: Arteriors Swami.
In the master bedroom, the vaulted ceiling provides airiness, but due to it’s relatively low slope, it maintains warmth to the space. V-groove painted in Benjamin Moore White Dove covers the ceiling and blends almost seamlessly with the walls. The large wagon wheel style chandelier keeps with the scale of the space, and adds a touch of elegance. Paint color is Benjamin Moore Halo”.
Chandelier: Hudson Valley Chambers in Aged Old Bronze.
High windows let in natural light and let you observe the sky and trees with you wash away your worries. This shower is actually controlled by a Steammist touch screen panel and temperature can be adjusted to the exact degree.
Tub- Mirabelle Hibiscus 66″.
Chandelier: Hudson Valley Lighting Bethesda.
Shower Wall Tile: Jeffrey Court Wall Street White 3×9 – similar here.
Shower Floor Tile: MSI Telaio.
Floor Tile: Soho Studio Epoch Asian Statuary Hexagonal – similar here.
It’s always a nice touch to accent a vanity wall with either trim detail, tile, or wallpaper. Spa vibes are created from the hexagonal marble tile floors and up. This is one of two identical vanities in the Master Bath. Wall paint color is Benjamin Moore Halo and shiplap is Benjamin Moore White Dove.
Faucet: Brizo Faucet Levoir Widespread.
The builder chose a floor tile that would stand out from the neutral white/cream tones of this bathroom, and give it a bit of a coastal vibe.
Mirror: White Beveled Wall Mirror.
Faucet: Delta Ashlyn 8″.
Light- Kichler Braelyn.
Floor Tile: Jeffrey Court Hexagon Mosaic – similar here.
Clean and simple guest bathroom space. Can’t go wrong with that! Paint color is Benjamin Moore Moonshine.
Mirror: White Beveled Wall Mirror.
Faucet: Delta Ashlyn 8″.
Floor Tile- Jeffrey Court 1″ Hexagon Ivory – similar here.
Faucet- Delta Dryden Widespread in Chrome.
The builder had some some fun with floor tile in this bathroom, making it perfect for a kids bath.
Vanity- Allen and Roth Presnell 37 inch.
Mirror: White Beveled Wall Mirror.
Faucet: Delta Ashlyn 8″.
This drop zone space is accessible from the attached 2 car garage and from this glass paneled door leading from the motor court, making it centrally located and highly functional. Cabinet paint color is Benjamin Moore Sea Haze.
A built-in dog feeding station with pot filler for easy water refilling. This above drawer and shelving also functions as great pet storage, so you can keep all your dogs stuff in one easy to access and remember spot. This cabinetry was custom made and a granite slab was used for the top.
Pot Filler: Danze Opulence.
Outdoor living is made easy no matter the season with this spacious screened in porch. Designed to have two separate areas, you can dine and lounge outside in style. When the weather is cool, the gas fireplace is there to add the perfect level of warmth. The same bluestone and V-groove ceiling from the front porch are replicated out back on this screened living space.
Fan: Fanimation Spitfire.
“As a luxury spec home builder, each year Pike Properties builds a home that tests their limits and pushes their budget to the max. It’s their opportunity to show what they are capable of, learn how to execute more challenging building elements, and build up their portfolio. For 2019, this was that home.”
Architecture: Frusterio Design, Inc.
Photography: Joe Purvis.
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