Thursday, April 9, 2009

Our New Home ~ currently under construction

Welcome to our Dream Home that is currently under construction in the beautiful suburbs of the Washington DC area!
(the photos are some-what out of order so just stay with me - I tried my best to get all these posted in the way the house flows, but since I have no patience and just wanted to enjoy my weekend...did this post early Sunday morning even though you guys are just seeing it now....here it goes!)

Couldn't start a post without a photo of our girls - sitting inside a cabinet located on the island in our kitchen....


Outside/Front Porch View and Garage...


Again, the front porch and entrance into the house....


Entrance way and staircase leading to second floor....



Family Room and Kitchen (Keith designed an open floor plan that combined our kitchen and family room - I just love it and it is something I have always wanted!)



Kitchen...

(for us coffee lovers - our very own built in Bosch coffee/espresso maker!)



(natural cherry cabinets and Viking appliances)






Now (closed -in) Dining Room (used to be open breeze-way connecting the garage and the kitchen)






(the master behind this whole design/installation & trim work - my husband - and my favorite sister who came down with me to see my new house - I don't know who was more excited...me or her!)


Hall Way leading out of the kitchen to the main floor bath, kids playroom (that bright yellow room at the end), and spare bedroom....




Main Floor Full Bath


Main Floor Spare Bedroom...



Kids Playroom...



(as you may or may not see, we FINALLY have a ton of closet space - and seeing how the house we are currently living in has NONE - this is a BONUS for us!)
The main floor and upstairs will have hard wood flooring...no wall-to-wall carpet here only area rugs...


Now we are going to head upstairs....Master Bedroom (what I love about this room is the square footage and the fact that we have a super/private deck right off of it!)


(door to our private deck is located to the right of the open closet)

a Window Seat...



The Girls' Bedroom! (another HUGE room!)
(my nephew Scott Joe just loving the wide open room!)


(another Window Seat just for my girls...and my darling Francesca having fun just running around her new room!)

Another Full Bath located upstairs between the to bedrooms...
(isn't the stone work amazing - that's all due to my hubs!)

Now we are headed into the basement that can be a home within its self!
One of the two family rooms/play areas/art studios/future kitchen-bar area!
(the kiddos were just loving the thought that they got to play in the dust that was laying on the floor while our youngest was just awaking from her nap - we are also waiting on the carpet to be put in...)


Another Spare Bedroom....(that will be painted the same color as the spare bedroom on the main floor...)


Basement Full Bath with Bench Seat...


Other Family Room....(the fireplace is being painted white because of the red & white marbleized granite that was used to accent it!)
There is also a laundry room and storage room located in the basement as well but I didn't take any photos of them but I think you ge the idea! (we also have a walk up huge storage area located above our garage...super excited over that too!)
And there you mostly have it! I didn't take any photos of the outside ~ and only reason why was because when we arrived at the new house, it was a total mess! As of this past week, our landscaping has been completed, the slate stone patio out back has been laid down, the lower deck is almost completed (along with our private deck upstair off the Master Bedroom) and the drive way is starting to take form...and from the photos on Keith's iPhone - it looks amazing! I am planning on another trip down to take some more measurements for furniture I have "in-mind" that I want to purchase....along with some area rugs, and curtains. Here's to hoping to be moved in by May!!!!


14 comments:

jiangxigirls said...

It looks fantastic! I love it!! Congrats on the new house!

Mandi said...

Beautiful! It looks so roomy.

Mandi

Jodee Leader said...

Shelly -- You guys are doing a fabulous job on your new house! I am drooling over the big rooms! My hubs would love your kitchen! It makes me want to start building again! I love the colors you chose for the walls too!

Hope you have a great weekend!

sara said...

Ok, I am officially JEALOUS!!!!!! I LOVe the family room and kitchen being so open & together - I can just see you making meals while the girls are watching TV or hanging out in the family room ;) That is when they aren't DESTROYING that HUGE play room of theirs!!!

I LOVE the window seats! I LOVE the built in coffee maker. Sigh. So jealous :) Ok, I don't think you can come to MY house now - WINK!!!!!

It is gorgeous, girl! Congratulations!!!!

Marla said...

Wow, congrats! Looks like you have tons of space there. Can't wait to see it finished!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

It looks GORGEOUS Shelly!!! I am so excited for you guys...I bet you cannot wait to get moved in!!

Your husband and his crew are very talented...WOW...that trim work and detail is incredible!!

I can't wait to come down for a visit:)

Sorry I missed your call yesterday, I was getting my hair done too!! We are just getting ready to head out of here....Hope you all have a Happy Easter....we will talk next week!

Lisa

Keisha said...

Beautiful!! You must be so excited! What a blessing!

Kate said...

Ohhh...so pretty!!! It looks perfect in every way!!! And on top of this fabo home is the fact that your sweet husband won't have to travel away from you all every week!!!

Just so exciting!!!

joefiona said...

Your house is beautiful! I dream about lots of room and plenty of closets - and you will be enjoying all of that and your family living together all week long so very soon! Hope all goes well with the move and that your girls love their new house too! They are beautiful too - of course! Happy Easter! Fiona

Keisha said...

GET OUT!! I just spotted the built-in coffee machine! okay.. now.. I'm jealous!! MAN! That's nice!

Eric and Tiffany said...

Beautiful! I love it and Can't wait to see it in person. The coffee machine is my favorite!!

Courtney said...

The house looks fabulous. I can't wait to see it when it is complete!

Linda said...

I love all the stone---inside and out. the more natural, the better I like it. Your girls will love their space(s).
Congrats, girlfriend! Every woman deserves their haven!

Sue said...

It's gorgeous!!! Your DH has done a fantastic job - and I can't imagine how lovely it is going to be when you are done decorating it!