Hey friends! Today I’m sharing pictures I took from what I’m calling the Elks House. If you read the last Parade of Homes post I shared, then you’ll see some similar aspects in this home. This house is across the street and a few houses down from the Vassar House and is built by the same builders.
See why I called it the Elks House? 😉
This home is 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms with 3720 square feet.
Before we take a look inside the house let’s take in this front porch. Perfect for a couple of rocking chairs. Look at the detail at the top. Love.
Look at this kitchen…
I love the butcher block counter top on the island.
Something I noticed in the houses I saw were the lack of one thing…farmhouse sinks. Has that trend ended?
Here’s the keeping room off of the kitchen. I didn’t take a enough pictures of the living room but it was similar to the Vassar house.
This shows the flow from the living room to the dining nook to the morning room.
I really like the overall flow of this home. People’s definition of an open floor concept are different for each person. The main living areas have the open concept which I love.
The master bedroom is similar to the one in the Vassar house with the exception that it is more of a standard size. Check out the master bathroom. These counters also have the leather treatment that the kitchen counters do.
Into the master closet.
There is a guest bathroom downstairs.
My daughter wanted this house for one reason and one reason only…Let me show you this closet.
I told her that if we did have this house some of this closet would belong to me!
One of the people touring the house said that this could be a mother in law suite. Yeah no. Not after climbing those stairs. This is a princess suite for a teenager.
Complete with an en suite.
This house has a second laundry room upstairs. I didn’t take a picture of the main laundry room downstairs but it was standard for a house of this size.
The other bedroom upstairs also has an en suite and a nice sized closet. (Jordan felt this room was perfect to meditate in 😉 )
I love a pocket door.
From this bedroom we can see into the neighbor’s pool that would be great if we became fast friends! Ha! Since this house can’t have a pool thanks to the yard size.
Upstairs there is also a bonus room identical to the one in Vassar.
I also wanted to share the side view of this home. Many builders/architects neglect the side and rear elevation of the home. I don’t mind this one at all.
My final thoughts…
If I had to choose between this house and the Vassar house… I would choose the Vassar house. And I’ll tell you why. Yes the Elks house has that huge closet in the princess suite. And that’s an amazing feature along with the walk in closet in what would be my sons room. But I just like the other house more. Even having a second laundry room isn’t something to sway me. 1) because I don’t need it and 2) it’s right next to the stairs upstairs so it doesn’t give you a ton of room to work with.
Each of the cons I stated in my last post apply to this house as well.
I know that with a house that is already built that you are going to make compromises with a house. Even though these houses are newly built, and overpriced might I add…I’d rather build. But that’s a conversation for another day. What are your thoughts of this house?