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Thursday, July 19, 2012

My Parent's House

For years now we have heard our dad talk of building a house. To be honest, though, we kids were all a bit skeptical this house would ever come to fruition (especially me - haha!) Well, lo and behold, they are just a few finishing details away from moving in! Seeing how I am sure in the years to come I will be showing more photos of the finished rooms I thought I would show you some of the rooms right now before they are quite done. 

This is the kitchen. When I took this shot one of the lanterns was hung. The other lantern will soon be going up in that hole you can see to the right of the hanging one. Also none of the knobs or pulls have come in yet but hopefully will be here soon. I have to say I am in LOVE with the kitchen and blown away with what an amazing job they did! I am so excited about it and how gorgeous it turned out.



From this view you can see the dining room to the left and the den to the right. There's also a little breakfast nook area but I didn't get any photos of that this time.

This is the great room.  It still needs the finishing paint job on the mantel. The french doors lead out to a sunroom.



This is the guest room (or Lillie and Lola's room when we come to visit). =)

The master bathroom.

The master bedroom.


Here is the exterior. It hasn't been painted yet or had any landscaping done. 

I love the garage that looks like a barn. The garage doors arrived the day after I took these pictures. I can't wait to see them. They are going to add a weathervane on top of the cupola which I can't wait for.

I will try to take some updated pictures of any rooms that have anything more finished with them before we head back to VA. And then I can't wait to show you some finished rooms when we come back up here either this fall or at Christmas! 


57 comments:

  1. Oh. My. Flip. This house is gorgeous!!! That kitchen? That mantel?! The windows in that master bedroom??!!! I will try my hardest to keep the jealousy monster at bay, but it's going to be a tad difficult when someone, somewhere has a weathervane and I do not. ;) Just gorgeous. Can't wait to see it when you get all the icing on that cake :)

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  2. I love it! The windows are amazing! Erica

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  3. just the perfect house. I pinned all these...maybe someday we'll get to do this too!

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  4. It's fabulous! Love everything about it. The kitchen is so bright and pretty, the paint colors gorgeous... floors, all of it. I know you must be so excited. Will you be helping them decorate it? It appears everyone in your family has impeccable taste!

    Cindy

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  5. Nice house. Love the kitchen and I do love the way the garage has a barn look with that wood.

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  6. Beautiful! All those windows are gorgous.

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  7. Screams New England with the baseboard heating. I have sweet memories of laying my wet socks and mittens on those heaters growing up outside of Boston.

    It is a beautiful home.

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  8. Oh Jen!

    NOW I see where you get your exquisite tastes.....their house is awesome!
    And how nice to have it all one floor - there's something to that for your last house to be sure.

    The natural lighting is TO DIE FOR!!!!!

    Love it, and anticipate many blog posts as they finish and furnish!

    How totally awesome. Pleases congratulate them for me, it's beautiful.

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  9. This house is sobeautiful. Love it. The windows in the master bedroom remindme of the ones in your sister's house. Can't wait to see everything finished and Fall pictures.

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  10. It's beautiful. I can't wait to see more!

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  11. Love that kitchen and the fireplace in the great room!

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  12. What a gorgeous home your parents have built! Love it all, and what makes it even more amazing is the gorgeous views they have, just stunning!

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  13. Kitchen is stunning. That fireplace is so substantial - and I love the exterior. Truly a beautiful home!

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  14. Holy cow it's beautiful and it's empty..
    It will be gorgeous when there's furniture in it..
    I love the garage..
    I can't wait to see future posts on your parent's home..

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  15. Gorgeous! Love the kitchen and the windows!!

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  16. Stunning and I love the kitchen
    We move 2 weeks to Austin and I am wanting lantern lights. Where are these lantern lights from?

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    1. Thanks! They did a fabulous job! They are from Ballard Designs.

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  17. What a beautiful home!! LOVE the garage :)

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  18. Lovely pictures of what will be a lovely home, I´m sure!

    I have followed your blog for a while, but I´m not very good at leaving any traces of me... I´m from Norway and in love with the USA. I worked as a teacher at a summer camp in Santa Cruz, CA, some years ago and have been in love with the USA ever since. May I ask where you live?

    Wishing you a beautiful day with your loved ones!

    Regards, Tove, Norway

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    1. Thank you, Tove! I live in Virginia and my parents live in New England.

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    2. Wow, you´ve got to love New England! Hope you all have a wonderful summer!

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous! I love all their natural light. They have done such a great job. All that hard work is about to pay off!

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  20. Holy cow, that's going to look awesome! I love the exterior and that garage - awesome!

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  21. Love the house. The wall of windows in the master bedroom is fabulous. Looking forward to seeing more pictures.

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  22. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful house! Such a dreamy kitchen :)

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  23. Thank you for sharing those pictures of your parents beautiful home. I am looking forward to seeing it all completed and decorated. Love the barn garage look. Mickey in PA

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  24. Karen M.

    Jaw dropping beautiful! LOVE IT.

    May your parents have many blessed years in their new home.

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  25. stunning...the kitchen reminds me of our LV home kitchen...love it.

    Madebygirl.blogspot.com
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  26. I'll second the comment above - where did they get the hanging lanterns?

    Also, can you post any/all paint colors they used? Perfect neutral shades!

    Just gorgeous. I bet they are really proud of it!

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    1. Thanks! They did a fabulous job! They are from Ballard Designs.

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    2. Here are the paint colors:

      Kitchen, Dining Room, Den and Hallways are all Revere Pewter - it is gorgeous!

      Living Room (with fireplace) is Stonington Gray

      Guest Room is Pebble Beach

      Master Bedroom is Pismo Dunes

      They are all Benjamin Moore colors.

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  27. Did the kitchen lanterns come from Ballard Designs?(love them) Do you happen to know the name of the shade of paint in the family room and master bedroom? Such a wonderful house!Want more pictures now.Ha.

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    1. They are from Ballard! I love them too! The family room is Stonington Gray and the Master Bedroom is Pismo Dunes. They are both Benjamin Moore colors.

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  28. Beautiful! Any way you can let us know the paint colors used?

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    1. Here are the paint colors:

      Kitchen, Dining Room, Den and Hallways are all Revere Pewter - it is gorgeous!
      Living Room (with fireplace) is Stonington Gray
      Guest Room is Pebble Beach
      Master Bedroom is Pismo Dunes

      They are all Benjamin Moore colors.

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  29. WOW what a gorgeous home!!! Your whole family is full of decor talent!
    XO
    Kristin

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  30. Can't stop looking at these pictures! Love love love all the windows!!!

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  31. The new house,soon to be the new home, is absolutely beautiful! Congrats to your parents on the new home. Please tell me about the wood floors, I love them!

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  32. The new house,soon to be the new home, is absolutely beautiful! Congrats to your parents on the new home. Please tell me about the wood floors, I love them!

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  33. The new house,soon to be the new home, is absolutely beautiful! Congrats to your parents on the new home. Please tell me about the wood floors, I love them!

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  34. I think the only color that you weren't asked is the color of the exterior. Do you happen to know that? It looks like it is gray and white but which shades? Are you still thinking of moving?

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    1. As mentioned in the post the exterior has not been painted yet. That's just the color of the boards which came pre-primed so we don't have any idea of the colors - sorry!

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  35. What a beautiful house! Love the classic look of all the details =) I could totally imagine moving in there, too!

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  36. Nothing like moving into a totally new house. It is fun to start with a clean slate. We have lived in three totally new houses and now that we are in our retirement years, I would love to build one more time. One of the houses we designed and built and is where we raised our kids. Houses have such great memories and I know you will have some great times at your parents. I look forward to reading more posts since I know you had to get your great eye for design from somewhere... or at least have some input. Best housewarming to your parents.

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  37. Now that's what I call a beautiful house! Greetings from Finland :)

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  38. I would love to know the overall layout. Any chance there is a floor plan? I HEART floor plans!!

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  39. Hey the apple doesn't fall to far from the tree!! I see where you get your amazing taste and style!! Love the house and especially the barn styled garage...can you say DREAM HOUSE??

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  40. Absolutely Gorgeous!! Wow. So much to love. I especially love all the windows in the master bedroom and how the mantel wraps the corner of the fireplace- that is a wonderful detail! I know you mother worked so hard to get all the details right and she DID!!
    xojoan

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  43. Jennifer, I know you are so busy so not sure if you can get back to met or not...but thought I'd give it a shot! :)

    I messaged you on Facebook, but not sure you check that.

    I love the flooring in your sister and parent's houses. Do you know if it's real hardwood or laminate? We are starting our venture of building a house and I would love to know! Also...do you have any pictures of the outside of your sister's house? And one more thing...are their knobs on their cabinets oil rubbed bronze or black?

    Thanks so much...I just love you and your family's style!!

    Katie :)

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  44. Jennifer, I know you are so busy so not sure if you can get back to met or not...but thought I'd give it a shot! :)

    I messaged you on Facebook, but not sure you check that.

    I love the flooring in your sister and parent's houses. Do you know if it's real hardwood or laminate? We are starting our venture of building a house and I would love to know! Also...do you have any pictures of the outside of your sister's house? And one more thing...are their knobs on their cabinets oil rubbed bronze or black?

    Thanks so much...I just love you and your family's style!!

    Katie :)

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    1. Hello Katie - thanks you are so sweet! We do respond to every single e-mail that has a question (unless it gets lost in spam or somehow one of us accidentally moves it from one folder to another and so the person it was directed at misses it but that has only happened a handful of times) but it can take up to two weeks seeing how we get so many and Facebook messages often take the longest for us to get back to. Both of their homes have real hardwood although it they are different kinds. I am not sure if I have any photos of the outside of Jamie and Josh's house. I do have this one of their front doors:http://dearlillieblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/jamie-and-joshs-house.html I don't think I have any other ones seeing how they haven't quite finished with the landscaping yet although are getting closer. And I am pretty sure all the knobs are oil rubbed bronze.

      Best of luck to you! It is quite an adventure building a home!

      Have a beautiful rest of the week!

      Warmly,
      Jenni

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