Monday, March 28, 2011

Honey, I’m Home!

While perusing the Houston real estate listings as I do at least once a week, I came across this amazing home designed by Robert Dame and built by Silverwood Builders. I love that it is a new construction home with the charm and character of a home built in the 1920s. It’s always great when form meets function. Now granted, I am not currently in the market for a new home, but it’s fun to dream! I am always finding homes that send my mind racing with possibilities for the future, but I am feeling especially inspired by the bones of this lovely, English-inspired home. So much so, that I have plenty of ideas for how I would decorate it. I’ve decided to give myself a fun little challenge and will be creating a mood board for each room. Stay tuned to see what I come up with!

{I love the paneling and windows in the study. I could certainly picture myself working and writing in this space.}

{I love the beamed ceilings throughout the home and love that the family room and kitchen open up onto one another.}

{The kitchen is one of my favorite spaces in the home. I love the cabinetry, abundance of storage, windows and the huge island.}

{The dining room features a Paris Flea Market Chandelier from Circa Lighting.}

{Wine Cave}

{The Media Room}

{A Second Look at the Media Room- It actually seems like a very large space with plenty of room for children to play.}

{The mudroom features great built-ins and antiqued-brick floors}

{I love the large windows and beamed ceilings in the family room.}

{The vaulted, beamed ceilings and French doors continue into the large master bedroom.}

{More beautiful cabinetry and a free-standing tub in the master bathroom.}

{Lovely Loggia}

{The backyard features plenty of room for a pool.}

 

Could you picture yourself in this home?

52 comments:

Vanessa Elizabeth I Ruffled Rose said...

That is totally a home that I would move into tomorrow! Gorgeously rich details!

Amber Interiors said...

I would decorate the crap outta this house!!! I can see it now...white linen and cigar leather....with a side of antiqued brass. WOWZA!

Simple Dwellings said...

Most definitely! When you move out, sell it to me! ha ha! :) I love the white kitchen, dark wood floors, vaulted ceiling and brick floors! How dreamy!! I look forward to seeing your design boards- how fun. :)

Splenderosa said...

Yes, Paloma, lovely home for sure. I am so happy Charnwood is being updated with all the beautiful new homes in place of the ranchers from the 50's. It's a treat to drive through now. Sending love, honey-bunny...

Red Door Living said...

Love the paneling in the study! Isn't it fun looking at blank spaces and imagining how you would decorate it?!

Kelly said...

Beautiful! I'm always afraid newly constructed homes have no "character" but this one is so thoughtfully put together. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Jessica said...

Wow. I would live in it bare! What does a home like this cost in that area?

kristi said...

Lots of Circa Lights all throughout! Love it!

Jessica said...

Wow, I would live in it bare!! How much does a home like this cost in that area?

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Wow... this is a gorgeous home! I'm loving this place. Very charming.

Can't wait to see what you come up with! :-)


xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

MG said...

OMG! I totally could live in that home. It is exactly what I want! One day :)

Jessie said...

A beautiful home with absolutely gorgeous details. I can totally imagine fitting this house with furniture from Restoration Hardware, for the most part. Also, can't wait to see what design you come up with!

Betsy said...

YES! YES! YES! In fact, I think I could be perfectly happy living in the mudroom. :) Can't wait to see your mood boards for each room!

Tabitha said...

Beautiful house, it reminds me of the houses nearby. Really well executed for a new build.

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

Completely dreamy. I love how open it is. That mudroom would be great for my future kiddos. I'd pay double if I could and had to!

The Iconic Blog said...

Absolutely. This is a beautiful home. I love that it is very basic so that they owner could really inject their own style into the place.xx

Melanie
www.theiconicblog.com

tibi said...

Words cannot express the love I have for HAR! Love the detailing of the beautiful archways throughout the house.

Just last weekend my husband and I were driving around house hunting and wound up in Charnwood. Definitely out of our price range, but beautiful homes on great sized lots (for Houston).

Ash said...

umm...YES! I LOVE that mudroom- I've always wanted one :)

travelkate said...

What a gorgeous home! I love all of the dark hardwoods and wood beams-and the huge open kitchen. Can't wait to see what you dream up for the interiors!

meenal @ maison marigold said...

What a lovely home..such beautiful details...just the perfect bones to together a great home...xx meenal

The enchanted home said...

Beautiful and most importantly, so liveable looking...well done, beautiful quality and nice open rooms. Love the mudroom, too...looks so practically laid out. Beautiful...when do I send the housewarming gift? :-)

Angie said...

We just sold our house in Northern California for that price and it's half the size at 2200 sq ft! I'm trying to convince my husband to move to Houston as I write!!!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

easy!
This is what I call a home, the floors are stunning!

Ambsterdam said...

I am so glad that someone else browses the real estate section of the paper/online as often as I do. I am nowhere near ready to purchase a home, but I might consider relocating for this one. I agree with Amber Interiors, linen, cognac leather, and gold...

Kehceub said...

Wooooooow!!! This is my dream house! :O Why aren't there such houses in Denmark?!

//Phie

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

WOW! Can't stop staring at my new home! I could live happily in the mudroom and wine cave. The backyard is stunning as well. Dreamy.

Julie said...

My dream home......OH SO LOVELY!

lark + linen said...

oh the things that I would do to this place! Lovely.

Anonymous said...

The space is absolutely to die for!!! I covet this home. For your next blog post, tell us what you would fill it with. I'd love to see your ideas!!

Furniture Store Owner said...

I could totally see myself living here. Oh the possibilities...

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

I adore Houston, I really do.
There is so much here to delight in -- HAR being one of my main squeezes ;)
Love this home, off to decorate virtually ;)
Alcira

nerochronicles.com

TG said...

i want this house right now!!

Cote de Texas said...

Oh Paloma! I wish you could afford this, and if you couldn't then I wish I could! hehe!! soooo gorgeous. that loggia, the family room! so beautiful.

victoria | vmac+cheese said...

I have to say, for new construction, this house is absolutely unique and gorgeous! I could definitely move right in. Can't wait to see your moodboards, Paloma!!

Kelly @ Bungalow Blue said...

Breathtaking! I love the floors!

Kyrstan said...

OMG... I'm in love! This is exactly what I would want for my home. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!

TheBeautyFile said...

AMAZING! I don't know what I like more, the ceilings or the wood floors. Unreal.

Heidi said...

Words cannot fully describe how amazing that home is and at $1.5 million, it's actually a really good price!

Looking Glass said...

Oh woah! This stopped me in my tracks! I want this home!! It's now being saved into my 'dream home' folder - wow!

~ Clare x

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

Now THAT is a beautiful home- I cannot wait to see how you decorate it!

camdesign said...

Looking at each picture I was measuring, space planning, picking area rugs, sofa seating, case goods,dining tables, lamps etc, not to mention drapery designs.
What an amazing home this is going to make for anyone who purchases it and decorates it with the help of a designer...
Would love to see the blueprints of this home to see how the flow would work.
Regards, Carol Ann

Jennifer of chambersstreet.blogspot.com said...

Ridiculously beautiful. Geez, I'll take the ranch I saw through your crazy awesome windows....we'll be Neighbors!

Ryland Woodard said...

I think I am going to move to Houston!

Heather @ Satisfying Spaces said...

Love it! I can't wait to see the mood boards you create for this home!

Amy Atwood said...

I see I am not the only person with a serious addiction to har.com. LOVE that website. This home is definitely a gem and is around the corner from where I grew up. Now I only need to find millions of dollars and I'm set. Great find!

Chic Coles said...

This house is STUNNING! I am possibly moving to Houston next year and will be in real estate heaven while searching for my new place!

Alena said...

The kitchen! The wine cave! A M A Z I N G. I could definitely be ready to move in by..ohhh...right now :)

My name: Julie My design firm: SHELTER said...

Now this is a dream home.

Carrie Hampton said...

This house makes me crazy! It is so beautiful --- a total dream. I "almost" have no words. The lucky people who get to live in in it should count their blessing every single day.
XOXO

Anonymous said...

I have been inside this home, and if I lived in Houston, I would buy it and move in next week. I loved it!

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Anonymous said...

Kinda 1920s meets Texas Farmhouse. Perfect for Houston.