22 April 2009

{Hooked on: House Tours}

Okay, maybe more like MLS tours ;) While driving around, I saw this:

Surrounded by houses like this:

I was intrigued by this 1950's home turned chateau. The house was for sale, so I went home and went searching online. It turns out it was renovated by R D Designs. Check out the before:

and after:

Can you believe the transformation? Here's where the house crashing comes in...this house is listed as a 3 bed, 2 bath and a manageable 2,411 square feet. Let's start as you walk into the spacious dining/living room

I love the vaulted ceilings in the living room, I can only imagine how much that opened up the space. And I adore the stacked stone fireplace, I'm not so into the "western" theme, but that's easily changed, oui?

Wouldn't you love to have these hand scraped pine floors throughout?

Let's move onto the kitchen. This is definitely the way to have it all-I like all the different color on the woodwork. I wouldn't be brave enough for all these colors, but maybe a few.

This kitchen has everything I'm in love with right now, the farmhouse sink, the bead board...

I'm definitely not the cook in our family, but I'd enjoy hanging out in here. Onto the Master bedroom:

I envy how the master suite is big enough to pull off the brown ceiling with the blue walls.

And who doesn't dream of a romantic fireplace in the bedroom?

Of course the bathroom is luxurious and modern.

With those sinks that I see us all hating in about 5 years, but they look good now

For those of you counting, that would be the 3rd television in the master suite. Here's the 2nd bathroom:

and the half bath, where did this come from? it wasn't in the listing...

Any ideas what this room is? An office?

And who wouldn't love spending time out here?

Did I mention the pool?

Definitely a major home makeover. I'm sure there are some ideas in there somewhere for my petite chateau!

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  1. Wow! What a fun house tour! I really enjoyed seeing this. Thanks for joining my party! :-)

  2. Good grief, it's huge. Nice that they got rid of the front facing garage doors. I'm already tired of the sinks. Does every single new house and renovation HAVE to have them?

  3. Great makeover. And yes, those scraped pine floors are FAB!!! I absolutely adore hardwood, especially when it has a lot of character.

    Not sure about all the different cabinet colours in the kitchen, but overall it's a nice room. I want a stacked stone fireplace too!!

    Thanks for the tour :-)

    Kelly @ DesignTies

  4. Among many other major things that I adore about this home... I am in love with the ottoman and sofa table! The kitchen is fab, and the floors...ahhhh the floors. Not sure about the mod sinks mixed in with the rustic feel, but they are pretty.


  5. That is awesome! I always check out new listings in my neighborhood. It's fun!

  6. Very interesting makeover! I think it could fit all styles with a little paint, but like you, I'm not into the western look. Well done though :)


  7. Loved the ceiling in the master bedroom---very romantic!

  8. Cute house! those different color cabinets in the kitchen are wild!

  9. A well executed redesign. I am not sure about the kitchen~ part of me likes it but I imagine I would take it down to 2-3 colors.

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  10. Too many colors in the kitchen. And I already hate those sinks. But I too love home tours. Even if just to critique. Thanks.