I'm back with more from the Portland Street of Dreams, and this time a Tudor style home, an architectural style that is very popular around here. And this one has sold, the only home of seven in the show to have sold to date.
And as a result, no price. Bummer, I like knowing these things!
Loved the exterior of this home, very charming with a lot of extra detailing. That is how I'd describe the entire home inside and out. And while some of the design choices weren't exactly my personal cup of tea, I was quite taken with the craftsmanship and detailing that made much of the home appear as if it could have been built many many years ago.
Just inside the front door sat a manly study. I thought this rich mix of two grasscloth patterns alongside an abundance of warm wood was really attractive. I'd never thought of combining grasscloth styles in one room, so enjoyed discovering this.
Then up a wood tread staircase with wrought iron railing, detailed window panes and vintage style light fixtures.
Looking back down to the door into the study - love arched doors framed in wood I have to say!
At the top of the stairs was a little "library" tucked into the landing...
...view back towards the stairwell...
...and view over the rail on the other side down to the family room.
Upstairs were a two kid's rooms each with a bath.
What I noticed in many of the homes was a lot of yellow, especially in wall color and tiles.
A vintage look in keeping with the design of the house.
Back down to the first floor, the kitchen took up much of the space. With some styling changes (nix the draped treatments at the sink window) I could enjoy hanging out in this space!
Another trend I noticed in many of the homes was a second refrigerator tucked away in the pantry or butler's pantry. Now really, that is pure luxury and convenience!
Built-in cabinetry designed to look like a hutch, and contrasting wood in the butler's pantry leading into the dining room.
A door out the kitchen led to a covered deck.
Tucked behind the kitchen was the master and out its door was my favorite part of the entire house.
A little guest house!
Seriously, beyond adorable.
This could be a wonderful guest house, studio, office or potting room...
complete with fireplace and a full bathroom.
Are you as taken with it as I? If I were a kid and lived in this house I know where I'd be hanging out!
Facing out the front door of the cottage...
...back to the house...
...and deck with a decent view.
Other things that caught my eye, a fairly overdone (to my tastes) bathroom,
but then again I'm not buying the house!
A barrel vaulted tile lined ceiling in a powder bath with fixtures hung in front of narrow windows.
(He wouldn't get out of the shot, what can I say...everyone wants to be a star.)
Finally, just inside the garage a sewing area with simply a ton of storage. How fantastic!
Combined with the laundry room.
And for those of you who read the first post and didn't like the fact one of the houses over a million had only a two car garage, how's this for a stately and roomy garage?
Tell me if you are sick of this, I have a couple more!