I am a huge fan of Stephen Alexander Homes & Neighborhoods and have previously posted about their Little Big Homes and their Blue River Cottage (a MUST see if you haven’t already)! A few days ago I shared the above pic on my facebook page and many of you requested to see the interior. Well, you got it! (Be sure to thank Stephen for his willingness to email me a bazillion pics. Note: These pictures are the copyrighted property of Jonathan Edwards Media and used with permission only. Please do not repost.)
This is the Caramel Cottage, a 2600+ square foot home with 5 bedrooms and 3 baths. Let’s go inside!
Hands down, the thing I love most about Stephen’s homes is the attention to detail and all of the molding! His homes are always dripping in gorgeous woodwork.
In the foyer, you are greeted by a cute built-in mudroom and a gorgeous transom window.
Let’s walk into the kitchen which is light and bright with white cabinets and an espresso island.
Oil-rubbed bronze is used for the hardware and light fixtures keeping with the traditional motif.
Let’s walk into the living room and get a closer look at those built-ins.
Note that the left bookshelf has been left open in order to mount the TV. This is such a great alternative to blocking your mantel!
Ah yes, I think I would have great fun decorating that mantel :).
For all of his idea homes, Stephen uses gold award winning interior designer Susan Cox from Goodwin Interiors. She does such a fantastic job, and I especially look forward to seeing her window treatments.
Here you can see the window treatments better and how easy they could be replicated. I also think it’s a cute idea to make simple flour sack pillows for the couches. I’d love more pops of color in this room though.
Let’s head on over to the dining room. Note the painted walls with board and batten. This is a refreshing change to the white walls of board and batten that we typically see.
Again, notice the window treatments! They are mounted inside the windows so they don’t detract from the gorgeous molding and are sheer enough to let in plenty of natural light.
Let’s head upstairs and take a peek at the bedrooms. Notice the newel posts, lovely wainscoting and trimmed out windows.
At the top of the stairs is the walk-in laundry closet complete with front-loaders and built-ins.
Here is one of the smaller bedrooms, perfect for a kiddo. Again, I’m craving some color here. A great rug would add much to this room.
And here is another bedroom with beautiful windows, a cape cod ceiling, and chair rail molding.
Let’s take a look at the master. Holy windows Batman! Just look at all of that gorgeous natural light pouring in!
Stephen’s master bedrooms frequently are lofted with a little window at the top. It makes for both an attractive interior and exterior.
And finally, the master bath.
Let’s head back downstairs and take a look at the back porch. Ah yes, I could see myself sipping a mojito (or two) with friends here all summer long….
….while I watch the kiddos play in this spacious backyard with detached shed.
Stephen builds homes the way homes were meant to be built. Although I’ll probably never be able to afford to own one of my own, it won’t stop me from appreciating his work! I hope you enjoyed the tour. Be sure to click on Little Big Homes and Blue River Cottage if you’re interested in seeing more!