I am finally able to share Part 3 of this Parade of Homes Series. I’ve had my pictures for this post edited since I posted my last post in this series, but haven’t had the time to post nor did I have a title. I didn’t want to name this post after the neighborhood it’s in as I was intending, because some of these pictures belong to a home that was pending sale. So just in case it’s been sold I don’t want to put the insides of their home on blast by telling you where it is, if that makes sense.
This neighborhood I have loved since I first saw it a couple of years ago. I love craftsman style homes and I love all the colorful homes in the neighborhood. It’s pretty to look at. I personally think the neighborhood is overpriced and they tend to have houses that sit on the market for a long time and I’ve always seen price drops after such a long time. I used to want to live in the neighborhood but now I have other plans. I looked at two houses in this subdivision that we’ll focus on today.
Anyway, on to the inspiration shall we?
I wanted to take a picture of this house because it’s green. It’s not a color I would gravitate towards, yet it’s appealing at the same time. Let’s just say if I was building I would choose different colors and I’m not a fan of a front facing garage yet in this neighborhood I give it a pass.
Let’s take a look inside…
Don’t mind my shoes, I’m just making myself at home… just kidding. In many of these houses they prefer you to take your shoes off and for some reason when we entered the house everybody had their shoes inside and not on the porch. I waited till everyone was gone to snap the pictures I got. But anyway, I like this entryway. I like that the stairs are off to the side. I really don’t like when you walk into a house and you’re greeted by stairs.
In this picture I am standing in the formal dining room to get a good picture of the entryway. I love the size of the room and I love the molding and wainscoting. I also love the hardwood floors. And I love the view of the stairs!
While we’re discussing stairs let me say how much I love this molding detail. It just adds that something special.
And this light fixture you see as your‘re climbing the stairs… love.
I love these built-ins in the living room but I am not a fan of the small windows. It wouldn’t have been too much to make the windows a bit larger in my opinion. The wall space above them is unusable to me, and I do like the windows to the right but they shortchanged these windows if you were to ask me, and I’ll assume that you are! I do understand, after seeing even more craftsman style houses since this, that this is a common characteristic of these homes. Learn something new everyday. : )
This kitchen is from the same house…I love the light fixture again, and the kitchen is nice but it feels as if something is missing. Maybe counter space…again for this price point the kitchen should be bigger.
I like this little eat-in nook space, space is an overstatement though, it looks like it would be quite tight when you add a table and chairs. Seems like it would only hold a bistro table set.
This kitchen is configured a little differently. What you can’t see is that there are some cabinets and a fridge behind this wall on the right. Still seems too small for me.
I didn’t get nearly as many pictures as I would have liked but next are some master closet pictures. I liked all of the closet spaces in both houses, they are very similar so I just grouped them all together here:
To me, there is nothing worse than buying a new house and it comes with those plastic wire hanging rods. This is what a closet should look like.
Lastly in this home I got a picture of the bathtub in the master bathroom. I thought it was interesting although it’s not the tub I would prefer, or rather it’s not how I would design my tub area. I don’t like standalone bathtubs. I’d prefer it to be encased but the tub itself I like.
And these other pictures from the bathroom in the second home. The shower and bathtub are much more my taste.
I hope you enjoyed this Parade of HomesSeries. I think that I will do them every year now. I lo e the Parade of Homes because I enjoy seeing what’s new in home construction, decor and interior design. I like to get inspired! If you haven’t already seen them, be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 in this series. I mentioned in the first post that I wasn’t sure if other areas had this Parade of Homes setup and it turns out a lot of them do! I found this great feed on Instagram called ParadeCraze. You should check them out if you like posts like this! Thanks for stopping by!