I can’t wait for Spring for more reasons than one. Seriously I cannot with this cold weather anymore. And I’m looking forward to the Parade of Homes annual tours. I was looking in my photos on my computer and realized I never shared two houses I toured last year. Today is a good time to share the Chestnut Hill House Tour. Actually I’m sharing two houses from the same neighborhood. I don’t remember all of the details honestly so it’ll be a nice picture dump.
What I do remember about these two houses are that they are in a neighborhood that’s pretty far from town.
I didn’t get any good outdoor pictures of the houses. I remember that when I did pull up to the houses I was so over it because of how far out I had to drive. We were almost in the next county over. The realtor was telling me that many people choose this neighborhood if someone works in the next county and the other person works in this county it’s a good “in the middle” option. To each their own but I have no desire to drive over 15 minutes to get to a grocery store or gas station.
The kitchen is compact but has the necessities. Including a built-in pantry.
I like how the kitchen is open to the living space and you can see the access to the dining room on the left.
I like the countertops in this kitchen, since it is smaller the lighter color is perfect. What do you think of this sink? I like how deep it is. My mom recently renovated her kitchen and has a similar sink, she said she wishes she got one that was separated.
The kitchen is open to the breakfast nook.
From the breakfast nook you can see the kitchen and the entryway. On the other side of the kitchen is the stairway (the left). I liked that it was tucked away.
This is the top of that hidden staircase, I wish I got a picture of the bottom of the stairs to show how it’s tucked away.
Before I move on to more exciting things like the other house’s kitchen, I wanted to share this odd bedroom. This is a secondary bedroom. Small huh? Now look at the closet…
With a closet this big who needs a big bedroom? 😉
SAME NEIGHBORHOOD, DIFFERENT HOUSE
This next house is similar but I think I like some of the details a bit more. Starting with the entryway.
You see the stairs when you walk in but they’re not like BAM HERE’S STAIRS IN YOUR FACE. Am I the only one who feels like that with stairs right at the front door? Plus, I always like stairs that don’t just go straight up. The door you see just past the stairs is the powder room.
I love the details in this living room space. The trim work, the ceilings and can you see the details on the fireplace? Those extra touches are what makes a house special.
The kitchen is standard in size. I do prefer this style kitchen over an angled one like the one I showed earlier in this post.
Forgive the blurry pic please. That door you see is the pantry.
This is the dining area that’s open to the kitchen. There’s not a separate dining area and I think that’s fine for this size of house. I love the board and batten detail in the wainscoting. And that large window lets in so much natural light.
This is the master bedroom.
And the master bedroom. Which doesn’t have a bathtub.
But it does have an extra large shower.
I’m rounding up the house tour with this bonus room. It could be used as a bedroom. I just love a good shed dormer window. I really enjoyed all of the craftsman touches in these two houses. Like I said at the beginning of this post, I’m looking forward to this year’s annual Parade of Homes tours. I want to get more detail in some of my pictures to share with you all. I just love house tours and open houses and I like to look in model homes too. If you do as well, then please subscribe to get my emails, you’ll get an email for my new posts and stay up with what’s going on here on the blog!
Thanks so much for spending some of your time with me today 🙂