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House Tour: Moody and Classic (in which I embarrass my photographer self further by sharing blurry photos)


Though our local Parade of Homes was weeks and weeks ago now, I’m still salivating over the pictures I took.

This house’s 5k of square footage is no exception.

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First things first. Could the sky be any blu-er? Seriously beautiful. I loved the way the house was set back from the road with an enormous yard yet lots of privacy. If I lived in this house I’d probably plant a half-dozen trees just above the sidewalk eventually because I love trees, but still.

The interior of this house was both moody and classic–they used a lot of traditional molding styles but racheted things up a notch by using more masculine colors. Here’s the family room looking out onto the wooded backyard.

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The bathroom near the front door was also done in similar colors. I took this picture because I loved the prints on the walls–don’t they look like oversized instagram prints? And that vanity. So bold–yet it works. Not sure if I could handle those stripes in my place, however. I’m not that cool.

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The kitchen was amazing. Where do I even begin? Everything felt very cozy and warm despite the large room sizes because of the darker colors used. I love the two-toned cabinets and don’t even get me started on those pendant lights.

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If you turned just to the right of the above picture, you’d see this non-traditional sliding door–much like the ever-so-popular barn doors that are cropping up everywhere (much to my delight). I had to include this blurry picture because the door was so unique despite the embarrassment it is causing me…let me tell you, I am a pro at taking blurry pictures. Once blurry pictures start becoming popular, I’ll be all over that trend.

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Here’s the second bathroom on the main floor (there were like 5 or 6 full baths in this house…take your pick!). The design of the shower is what won me over, and I thought the pendant lights (there were two) were very cool.

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And then we got to the master bedroom. The tray ceiling was definitely the focal point of the room.

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Here’s the first shot I snapped of the master bathroom and closet…gah.

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And then the second, looking the other direction. So many great tile choices and built-ins. The far “room” with the diamond pattern on the walls was where the toilet was. I think this bathroom alone rivals the size of our apartment. 🙂

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To conclude: yes, I could probably be quite content to live here, but I’d have to invest in a housekeeper or quit my job to clean the house full-time. I’d have to think about it, but it may be worth the sacrifice.

To see our other house touring adventures, check out this Pottery Barn style house (huge), this amazing nautical beach house (perfect), and this colorful modern home (surprisingly cozy). Dreamy sigh.


3 thoughts on “House Tour: Moody and Classic (in which I embarrass my photographer self further by sharing blurry photos)

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